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LDL Helps Downloading eBooks Onto Nooks - March 7

LDL Helps Downloading eBooks Onto Nooks - March 7

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Loutit District Library’s Adult Services Librarian Mary Kay Moran will lead an interactive program on March 7 on how to borrow library books onto Nooks.

Moran will cover a variety of Nooks including the Nook Color and Nook Tablet.

This program is free and held in LDL’s Program Room A beginning at 7 p.m.

For further information, contact Loutit District Library at 616-842-5560, ext. 214 or visit the library online at http://www.loutitlibrary.org/.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The library serves 35,510 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District.

 

Swimming Classes Begin Soon for Kids and Adults

Swimming Classes Begin Soon for Kids and Adults

 

PARENT-TOT SWIM
3 months to 5 years of age. Parent must accompany child.
Session 2: March 4–April 29 (No class 4/1)
Family Pool MONDAYS
3 mo.– 2 yrs 5:00 pm–5:30 pm
Ages 2 & up 5:30 pm–6:00 pm
$45 Resident/$55 Non-Res. 8 weeks

NEW! Mom & Tot Splash Time
Session 2: March 4–April 29 (No class 4/1)
Family Pool MONDAYS
3 mo.– 4 yrs 10:00 am–11:00 am
$25 Resident or $4 drop in fee. 8 weeks

AQUANASTICS
Adult water exercise class designed for both the swimmer & non-swimmer to improve flexibility, strength and fitness.
Session 2 March 5–May 3 (no class April 1–5)
Family Pool T/Th
5:30 pm–6:30 pm Rita
6:30 pm–7:30 pm Sandy
$45 Resident /$55 Non-Res. 8 weeks

AQUA-DYNAMICS
Adult water exercise class designed to improve strength, flexibility and fitness.
Session 2 March 4–May 3 (no class April 1–5)
Family Pool M/W/F
9:00 am–10:00 am Mary
$65 Resident/$75 Non-Res.

Ice Age Imperials Now Open in Grand Haven

Ice Age Imperials Now Open in Grand Haven

A new exhibit is open at Tri-Cities Historical Museum in Grand Haven.

The Ice Age Imperials Exhibit  was designed and fabricated by the Antiquities Company of Rockford, Michigan, and made possible by generous grants from the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation and the Marion A. and Ruth K.

Hand Applique Quilting Workshop at SLDL - Feb 9

Hand Applique Quilting Workshop at SLDL - Feb 9

Spring Lake, MI--Join award winning quilter Nancy Roelfsema at Spring Lake District Library to learn two hand applique quilting techniques. The quilting workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Roelfsema will teach both the pre-turned edge and needle turn applique techniques. Patterns will be provided in class, and attendees will need to bring their choice of fabric and other supplies outlined on the class supply list. The supply list is available at the library or can be found on the library’s website at www.sllib.org.

Pre-registration is required as seating is limited.  Register online or call the library at 616.846.5770 to reserve a seat. The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake.

 

Semi-truck and several vehicles in crash on I-96

Semi-truck and several vehicles in crash on I-96

There is a crash on I-96 Westbound in Ottawa County this morning that involved many vehicles. WZZM13's Sarah Barwacz sent these photos.

Beat January Boredom at Ottawa’s Nature Education Center

A Star’s Life: Astronomy and Sky Viewing Event

Adults and older children are invited to join members of the Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association on Saturday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ottawa County Parks Nature Education Center for a one hour indoor program entitled Life Cycles of Stars. Stars, just like people, go through a life cycle. They are born in “stellar nurseries,” mature, and die.  Some of them go away quietly while others explode with far reaching effects in the universe.  This program will be held rain, snow, or shine (as long as road and weather conditions are safe).
“Life Cycles of Stars” will be followed by an outdoor sky viewing session (weather permitting). Telescopes will be provided.  Bring binoculars (if you have them), and dress to be outside. There is no program fee and advance registration is not required.

Tips On Photography - Tonight and Jan 24

Tips On Photography - Tonight and Jan 24

If you'd like to learn more about capturing nature on camera, photographer John Dykstra is offering Creative Compositions tonight at 7:00 pm at the Outdoor Discovery Center. Dykstra will explain the fundamentals of photography composition. The cost is $10 per person and advance registration is required. 

On Thursday, January 24 at 7 pm John Dykstra is offering a Critique Your Photos session for nature photographers who want to improve their skills.  Participants will submit five images to be critiqued during the session. Cost is $20 per person and advance registration is required.

For more information on the classes or to register, contact the Outdoor Discovery Center-Greenway at (616) 393-9453 or odc@outdoordiscovery.org.