Mark Your Calendar for These Events

Friends 2020 Calendar of Events

     The Friends have a lot going on in 2020, and we hope you can find some time in your schedule to enjoy some of the activities we have planned. Here’s a list of the events we have dates for as of today. We will provide the rest of the dates in our June newsletter. All events are in the Wisner Center at the Cascade Branch of the Kent District Library.


Mar 20:   Members-only presale 9 to 10 am. Open to the public 10 am to 4 pm

Mar 21:    Open to the public 9:30 am to 3 pm

Mar 22:   Open to the public noon to 3 pm

Jul 3:       Members-only presale 9 to 10 am. Open to the public 10 am to 3 pm

Jul 4:       Open to the public 8:30 am to 3 pm 

Jul 5:       Open to the public 10 am to 3 pm

Nov 6:     Members-only presale 9 to 10 am. Open to the public 10 am to 4 pm

Nov 7:     Open to the public 9:30 am to 4 pm

Nov 8:     Open to the public noon to 3 pm


Movies are selected the month prior to the viewing date. Please check our website ( monthly or follow us on Facebook. Flix for families is from 2-4 pm while Flix for grown-ups is from 3-5 pm.

    For Grown-Ups  For Families

    Feb 15:  TBD          Feb 16:  TBD

    Mar 14:  TBD         Mar 15:  TBD 

    Apr 4:    TBD         Apr 26: TBD 


These group discussions are from 10 to 11 am.

Feb 17:    The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

Mar 16:    Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Apr 20:    The Library Book by Susan Orleans

May 18:   The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim


Twice a year we invite a Michigan author to talk to us over lunch about his or her book. Lunch is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. You can just listen for $5.

Apr 16:   It Rained in the Desert by Jocelyn Dettloff

Sep ?:  TBD


The Friends co-sponsors free live performances once per month from October through April.

Feb 23:  Edye Evans Hyde

Mar 8:   Debra Perry and Majestic Praise

Apr 19:  An Dro


You have two events to choose from in 2020. Or, maybe enjoy both if you want to really support the Friends. The restaurants generously donate a portion of your dinner tab to our organization. Download a coupon from our website before going (

Mar 4:    First Wok; 6740 Old 28thSt SE; from 5 pm to closing

Apr 15:   Pietro’s Italian Restaurant; 2780 Birchcrest Dr SE; from 5 pm to closing.