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Zentangle Art Class at Spring Lake District Library

Zentangle Art Class at Spring Lake District Library

SPRING LAKE, Mich.--Adults and children age 12 and older are invited to join local artist Barbara Carlson at Spring Lake District Library to learn the art of Zentangle.

The class will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Zentangle drawings are created from an ensemble of repetitive patterns. Each piece is unique because of the many possible pattern combinations. The process is a form of artistic meditation which many find to be fun and relaxing.

No art experience is necessary. Pre-registration is required and a $10 non-refundable materials fee is due at the time of registration. Registrations are currently being accepted at the library’s check out desk. For more information about this program, call the library at (616) 846-5770.

The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

Best-selling Grand Rapids author visits Loutit District Library Jan. 30

Best-selling Grand Rapids author visits Loutit District Library Jan. 30

GRAND HAVEN, Mich -- Grand Rapids  author Aric Davis will discuss his latest novel, "The Fort" at the Loutit District Library on Thursday, Jan. 30.

"The Fort" is currently among the top 10 best-selling books in the Amazon Kindle store. Sales of "The Fort" have made Davis one of the top 25 best-selling authors on Amazon.

The Bookman will have copies to purchase and Davis will be available to sign them following the program, which will begin at 7 p.m. in LDL's program room A.

Davis’s other works include: "Rough Men", "Breaking Point", "A Good and Useful Hurt" and "Nickel Plated".   

Born in Ithaca, New York, Davis has lived most his life in Grand Rapids. A punk-music and tattoo aficionado, Davis has been a professional body piercer for 17 years. Because of his success, Davis has been able to devote himself fully to writing, quitting his job at a tattoo and piercing business.

Hands-on help with health insurance marketplace

Hands-on help with health insurance marketplace

SPRING LAKE, Mich.--It’s not too late to sign up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment closes on March 31, 2014. This is the deadline to avoid a fine for not having health care coverage.

Health insurance marketplace information specialists from Cherry Street Health Services will be at Spring Lake District Library from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31 to assist the public with enrollment. The trained counselors will be available to help people understand the health insurance choices available to them. Counselors will meet with individuals on a first come, first served basis.

Talking to kids about race workshop Jan. 20

Talking to kids about race workshop Jan. 20

SPRING LAKE, Mich.--Parents, teachers and childcare providers are invited to Spring Lake District Library on Monday, Jan. 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to participate in a free workshop on how to talk to kids about race.

Experts from Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance will provide attendees with the tools they need to address issues of race with children. Research-based information and educational materials will be included in the  presentation.

Children begin to develop attitudes about race at a very young age. Studies have shown the most effective way to encourage non-biased attitudes toward racial differences is for adults to openly discuss issues of race with children.  SLDL and Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance are providing adults with the necessary tools to begin these important discussions.

For more information, call the library at (616) 846-5770. The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

Loutit District Library presents History Channel's "The Men Who Built America"

Loutit District Library presents History Channel's "The Men Who Built America"

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan rose from obscurity and in the process built modern America.

Their names hang on street signs, are etched into buildings and are a part of the fabric of history. These men created the American dream and were the engine of capitalism as they transformed everything they touched in building the oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobile and finance industries.

To learn how these men influenced America, the public is invited to the Loutit District Library (LDL) for four consecutive evenings beginning Monday, Jan. 20 and concluding Thursday, Jan. 23 to view the History Channel TV series The Men Who Built America. Two episodes of the series will show each night.

Spring Lake District Library holds readings of another kind with psychic

Spring Lake District Library holds readings of another kind with psychic

SPRING LAKE, Mich.-Wondering what the future holds for you in the coming year?

Consult with psychic Mary Miller at Spring Lake District Library on Sat., Jan. 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Back by popular demand, Miller will be offering free individual readings at the library.  Pre-registration is required. Register online at www.sllib.org or call (616) 846-5770 to register.

West Michigan residents may be familiar with Mary’s readings as she is featured on the popular “Ask the Psychic” segments on WZZM 13 lifestyle show, "Take Five and Company" each month.

For more information about this program, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107. The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

Former radio talk show host to speak on 'self transformation' at Loutit District Library

Former radio talk show host to speak on 'self transformation' at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Mich -- Learn how to master yourself and reach your highest potential for 2014.

Join Marni Verran, former radio show host of "Marni & Patty's Happy Hour" and "Authentically Speaking with Marni," at the Loutit District Library on Thursday, Jan. 9 for a fun and insightful discussion on how to achieve sustained change in all areas of one's life. Attendees will learn how to master and reach their highest potential to start 2014 with the right mindset.