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Did you finish your challenge?

Pick up your prize before September 13, 2016!

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Baffling Bill the Magician (PLUS Gus the Bunny!)

The special guest this week for the library’s Summer Reading Challenge is Baffling Bill the Magician and his amazing bunny Gus!  Baffling Bill will amaze with illusion, comedy and more!  He will teach you feats of magic and provide you with an amazing bag of tricks that you can take home and perform for friends […]

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Learn to Play Soccer

Thursday, July 28 6:00-7:00pm  Jaycee-MacKay Park, 2531 Kalamazoo SE Kids of all ages, join us in the park for fun and active sports clinics! Learn how to play soccer or tennis with expert advice in our city parks. Afterward, make a fun craft and chow down on hot dogs and snacks! No registration is required […]

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Drumming in the library!

Drumming in the library?! YES! Come join the “Drummunity” circle, with percussionist Lori Fithian. She brings the drums, you get to play them! Grab your whole family and get in the Drummunity groove! She’ll show us how to play, sing and dance to the community beat with rhythm games, songs and fun for all ages. […]

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Tennis in the Parks

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Tennis, but don’t know where to start? We have just the program for you! Join us from 6:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, July 14th at Richmond Park (111 Richmond NW) to learn all about tennis from the experts in our third Sports in the Parks event. This […]

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July Pre-Reading Classes for Babies and Families

Visit your favorite library this summer to read, write, sing, play, and talk in our fun-filled Pre-Reading Classes! The second session is July 11 through August 4 at the Main and Yankee Clipper Libraries. Classes feature hands-on activities, including stories, songs, fingerplays, and meeting and playing with other children. No registration is required and all […]

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Wildlife Safari – Tuesday and Wednesday!

Nelson’s Wildlife Safari brings the wonder and excitement of animals with a truly unique hands-on encounter! Come find out about the super senses of the animal kingdom, featuring the American Barn Owl, Australian Sugar Gliders, and a Siberian Lynx, to name a few!  Treat your kids to the amazing sights and sounds of this virtual […]

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Today and Tomorrow!: Elena & Sonia: Songs from Latin America and East Asia

Elena & Sonia are an exciting new duo that take audiences on a musical journey around the world, guided by folk and children’s songs from East Asia, Latin America, and beyond. They perform songs in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Tibetan, and Taiwanese, exploring the stories and traditions behind these songs and discovering the common […]

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Upcoming Summer Reading Challenge Events

By now your household is off to a running start towards meeting their goals for the Summer Reading Challenge. Don’t forget that there are also many fun events throughout the summer! All of these events are free. Here are just a few highlights: World Dance Party: Summer Reading Kickoff Saturday, June 18 @ 11:00 am – […]

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Are you ready to get in the game?

Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Pick a team, choose a challenge, and read all summer!

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