Upcoming Events



Book discussions are held at 10:00 a.m. in the Wisner Center at the  Cascade Library. We encourage attendees to read ahead of the schedule if  possible since some titles may be in short supply near the discussion  date.

March 18

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck.

Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to German high society, The Women in the Castle is an affecting, shocking and ultimately redemptive novel, a powerful story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined. The story reveals new truths about one of history's most tragic eras as three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold, assemble a makeshift family, along with their children--each woman with her own unique set of challenges.


April 15

Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett.

With many awards, this novel is listed as both a winner and a finalist in various categories, including Ten Top Novels of the year by Time and Wall Street Journal, and as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.  Adam Haslett is considered a talented writer who specializes in characterization. Told in alternating points of view by all five members of a family, this novel brings alive, with depth and poignancy, the love of a mother for her children, the often inescapable devotion siblings feel toward one another, and the lasting legacy of a father's pain in the life of a family.


May 20

Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin.

Mark Helprin's powerful new novel is set in present-day Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known, inescapable glories. Jules Lacour, cellist, widower, Algerian war veteran and child of the Holocaust must find a balance between his strong obligations to the past and the attractions and beauties of life and love in the present.er Tom White, who tried to unravel the mystery.


The Cascade Township Branch brings eight concerts inside for Sunday Afternoon Live from October 2018 through April 2019. Concerts run from 2 to 3:30 pm and are free.

April 28:           Cabildo

May 5:               One For the Foxes


Come and enjoy a free movie and popcorn on our big screen. For families with children from 2 to 4 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cascade Library.

Sunday, March 24, 2019 -  "Ralph Breaks the Internet"

Sunday, April 14, 2019 -     "Aquaman"


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Huge Spring Book Sale - Day 1. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for members only. From 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the public.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Huge Spring Book Sale - Day 2. From 12 to 3 p.m. for members and the public.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Huge Spring Book Sale - Day 3. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for members and the public.


March 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

Toddler Time: Nurture your toddlers love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills. From 10 to 10:45 am

March 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

Preschool Storytime: Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their literacy skills and develop a love of reading. For ages 6 and younger from 10 to 10:45 am.


March 6, 13, 20, 27

Babytime: Delight and engage your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help baby develop listening and language skills. For ages 6 and younger from 11 to 11:45 am.

March 23

Teen Zone: Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by for activities that may include board games, food and more. For teens in grades 6-12 from 2 to 3:30 pm.

March 25

Pokemon Club: Bring your Pokemon cards to trade or battle with friends. A few decks will be provided for players to learn to play. For ages 6 and older from 4 to 5 pm.


March 5

Yarn & Felt Wreath: You must pre-register for this event at kdl.org. If the registration buttons have disappeared on the site, that's because the waitlist is full. Please check back later. This is from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

March 5, 12, 19, 26

Sit-N-Stitch: Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity. For adults from 1 to 3 pm.

March 7

Apple Users Group: Not sure how to use your Apple device? Bring your own MacBook, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, etc. to the library to learn and share tips about everything from apps to iCloud. From 10 to 11:30 am.

March 11

String Circle: Bring your guitar, ukulele,

mandolin, banjo or voice to join other novice sprint instrument players to practice, learn and enjoy your acoustical instrument ins a casual and fun setting. From 7 to 8 pm.

March 11

KDaLe Book Club: Thornapple Brewing Co: Combine your love of books and brews at the KDaLe Book Club. Enjoy a drink from Thornapple Brewing Co. while we talk about what we've been reading. From 7 to 8 pm.

March 12, 26

Cascade Writers' Group: Aspiring writers looking to give and receive support and feedback are welcome! If you're interested, contact the facilitator, Dr. Lisa McNeilley at lisa.hope@comcast.net. The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 7 to 9 pm.

March 13

KDL Caffeinated: Jam 'N Bean Tour: Pre-register at kdl.org. If the registration buttons disappear, that's because the waitlist is full. Please check back later. This is an off-site event from 6 to 7:30 pm.

March 19

Block Printed Banners: Pre-register at kdl.org. If the registration buttons disappear, that's because the waitlist is full. Please check back later. From 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

March 28

Matter of Balance: Reserve your spot by calling 616-233-0283. One out of three older adults fall each year and 60% are afraid of falling, isolation, depression and inactivity. This 8-week program meets two hours per week and helps man older adults learn ways to manage and conquer their fear of falling. This is from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in partnership with Senior Neighbors.

Dining For Dough

Join us Wednesday, April 17th 2019 at Pietro’s Italian Restaurant for our annual "Dining for Dough" 

charity dinner benefiting the Friends of the Cascade Library. 

Between 5 and 10 pm, 10% of your dinner bill will be donated to this great cause. 

Simply click on the "download" button below and print the certificate. Then,  give it to your server 

while you enjoy a delicious dinner, great drinks and a ton of fun all while supporting a great cause.

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