Events

August 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 11:00am

Location: North Branch

Recommended for children ages 4 and up.

Stop in to make a hero-themed craft.  Each session will have a different craft.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 6:00pm

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

For teens entering 6th-12th grade

Calling all Browncoats, Potterheads, Whovians, Sherlockians, Trekkies, and more. Get your friends together and challenge other teams for Fandom Trivia Night! Teams of 4 to 5 may enter. 

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Teen

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

Meet and discuss books with other readers! Meets in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level.

Age Group: Adult
Event Type: Adult / General

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 9:30am

Location: Children's Area Main Library

For children 18mos-3 years old with a caregiver

Explore early literacy skills with fingerplays, songs, and stories. 

 

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: North Branch

Recommended for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver

Enjoy stories, songs, movement and history in these special themed storytimes put on at the library in partnership with the Holland Museum. Hands-on objects will be available for children to explore followed by an activity.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 11:00am

Location: Children's Area Main Library

For children 18mos-3 years old with a caregiver

Explore early literacy skills with fingerplays, songs, and stories. 

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 12:30pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

Book Discussion Group

Age Group: General
Event Type: Adult / General

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 6:30pm

Location: Pilgrim Home Cemetery Other

You are invited to tour Pilgrim Home Cemetery and listen to stories of many of Holland's well-known former residents.

Local Historian Randall VandeWater will provide a historical journey through the cemetery on Tuesday evening. (Rain date Wednesday, August 5, also 6:30)

Walkers planning to attend are asked to park in the parking lot in front of Ray & Sue Smith Stadium near the playground. We will meet next to Pilgrim Home Cemetery. 

The address is 313 Fairbanks Avenue.
Attendees must be able to walk the cemetery.

Registration is required. (Limited to 50 people)

Please sign up here by Monday, August 3.

Age Group: General
Event Type: Adult / General
Location: Other

You are invited to tour Pilgrim Home Cemetery and listen to stories of many of Holland’s well-known former residents. Local Historian Randall VandeWater will provide a historical journey through the cemetery on Tuesday evening, August 4 at 6:30 pm. (Rain date Wednesday, August 5, also 6:30). Walkers planning to attend are asked to park in the parking lot in front of the Ray & Sue Smith Stadium near the playground. We will meet next to Pilgrim Home Cemetery. The address is 313 Fairbanks Avenue. Attendees must be able to walk the cemetery. Registration is required. Please sign up by Monday, August 3.

Age Group: General
Event Type: Adult / General

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 7:00pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

Meet and discuss great mysteries with a group! Meets in the Small Meeting Room.

Age Group: General
Event Type: Adult / General

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 9:30am

Location: Holland Farmer's Market Main Library

For families

Meet at the Holland Farmer's Market under the big tree by the Civic Center

Outdoor stories for all ages!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: North Branch

For children ages 3-5.
Explore early literacy skills by sharing stories, songs and other activities.  Will not meet 6/24 due to special event.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's
Location: Kids Activity Room Main Library

For children 0-18mos with a caregiver

Explore early literacy skills with stories, bounces, and music.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: Children's Area Main Library

For children 3-5 years old

Explore early literacy skills by sharing stories, singing, and other activities. 

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 4:00pm

Location: Children's Area Main Library

Recommended for children ages 3 and up.

Have a great time at the library building LEGO creations! Meet in the Children's Area.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: North Branch

For children ages 0-3 years old with a caregiver.

It is never too early to get your child interested in books!  Join us for this bouncy 20-minute storytime filled with songs, rhymes and more.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location: North Branch

Recommended for children ages 5 and up.

Have a great time at the library building LEGO creations!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 5:30pm

Location: HBH Auditorium Main Library

For families 

Bring your flashlights, pillows, blankets, and any other fort-making materials to the library for this special program after hours! We'll read a few stories together and off you'll go to create your Reading Fort in the Children's Teens areas (and maybe even the main floor!). We'll provide the "s'mores." RSVP either on our website or by calling 355-3736 starting July 11th. 

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 5:00pm

Location: Main Library

Starting or growing a business of your own? Our free business resources feature one-on-one sessions with business experts who have been there and done that. We've teamed up with SCORE, the national leader in business counseling, to bring you one step closer to your dreams. Sign up for a free hour long session with a SCORE professional. To register, go to our website, hover over Attend and click on Calendar. On the right hand side, there is a section that is titled Register for Programs. Click on the link for Score Appointment.

Age Group: Adult
Event Type: Adult / General

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 6:30pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

For each session, participants are encouraged to bring a short example of work to share with the group. Our two adult writing groups are open to writers of all kinds. This group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Meet in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level.

Age Group: General
Event Type: Adult / General

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 12:30pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

Support group for the working age visually impaired.

Age Group: General
Event Type: Adult / General

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

For teens entering 6th-12th grade.
Stop by for a new craft every month!
August's craft: Comic Book Action Journal

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Teen

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 6:30pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

For each session, participants are encouraged to bring a short example of work to share with the group. Our two adult writing groups are open to writers of all kinds. This group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Meet in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level.

Age Group: Adult
Event Type: Adult / General

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 9:30am

Location: Holland Farmer's Market Main Library

For families

Meet at the Holland Farmer's Market under the big tree by the Civic Center

Outdoor stories for all ages!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location: North Branch

For teens entering 6th - 12th grades.

Stop by the library for a new craft every month through August!  August 12: Comic Book Action Journal

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Teen

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

For teens entering 6th-12th grade
From novice to expert, come for an afternoon of playing!
This event is not tournament official. No proxy cards, please. Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. 
Yu-Gi-Oh: Advanced Format
Magic the Gathering: Modern Format

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Teen

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

Spend an hour and a half watching anime, talking about Japanese culture, sharing our favorite Manga series, and having fun with others who share your insanity!

Age Group: General
Event Type: Teen

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 9:30am

Location: Holland Farmer's Market Main Library

For families

Meet at the Holland Farmer's Market under the big tree by the Civic Center

Outdoor stories for all ages!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 5:00pm

Location: Main Library

Starting or growing a business of your own? Our free business resources feature one-on-one sessions with business experts who have been there and done that. We've teamed up with SCORE, the national leader in business counseling, to bring you one step closer to your dreams. Sign up for a free hour long session with a SCORE professional. To register, go to our website, hover over Attend and click on Calendar. On the right hand side, there is a section that is titled Register for Programs. Click on the link for Score Appointment.

 

Age Group: Adult
Event Type: Adult / General

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 6:30pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

For each session, participants are encouraged to bring a short example of work to share with the group. Our two adult writing groups are open to writers of all kinds. This group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Meet in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level.

Age Group: General
Event Type: Adult / General

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 6:30pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

For each session, participants are encouraged to bring a short example of work to share with the group. Our two adult writing groups are open to writers of all kinds. This group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Meet in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level.

Age Group: Adult
Event Type: Adult / General
Location: HBH Auditorium Main Library


An event open to the community that will focus on personal wellness. Guest speakers will include medical professionals, a breast cancer survivor, and a caregiver who will educate the audience on social, emotional, physical dimensions of personal wellness as they relate to cancer. One breast cancer survivor will be chosen to receive a make-over during the event. Community resources for families fighting cancer will be highlighted.

Age Group: General
Event Type: Adult / General

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 9:30am

Location: Holland Farmer's Market Main Library

For families

Meet at the Holland Farmer's Market under the big tree by the Civic Center

Outdoor stories for all ages!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 6:00pm

Location: HBH Auditorium Main Library

Did you complete all 16 boxes on the Teen Summer Reading chart?
Congratulations! This party is for you!
We'll be having pizza, watching a movie, and having the drawing for the Grand Prize!

For teens entering 6th-12th grade who have completed Teen Summer Reading.
By invitation only.

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Teen