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Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Exhibit

October 1, 2012 - October 31, 2012
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, GA after learning about the Scouting movement in Great Britain. 100 years later, there are Girl Scout troops all over the country. Locally, the first Girl Scout troop in Grand Rapids was started in 1914. Today, nearly 11,000 girls in 30 counties […] Find out more »

Words ‘R’ Us Exhibit

September 17, 2012 - October 19, 2012
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In the spring of 2012, an 8th grade journalism class from Southwest Community Campus School, working with Cook Arts Center and The Rapidian, completed a project called Words-Are-Us. The work combined art and journalism and explored current issues of immigration and injustice Find out more »

Mary Chase Perry Stratton: Journey of a Pioneering Spirit Exhibit

September 15, 2012 - December 14, 2012
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Founded in 1903, Pewabic Pottery has an 110-year legacy through its nationally renowned vessels, tiles and architectural ornamentation. This exhibit tells the story of Mary Chase Perry Stratton, Pewabic Pottery’s founder, her unique vision and her role in the history of Detroit. It also explores the growth of the Arts & Crafts movement in America […] Find out more »
7:00 pm

Using the Library to Write a Business Plan

October 17, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This is a more advanced class designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and the Internet, this course will highlight library resources to assist students in crafting a well-written business plan.  Both online and offline resources will be highlighted. Find out more »

Early Childhood Essentials Class: Child Safety

October 17, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Participants will learn about injury prevention from Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Topics include: falls, carbon monoxide, bikes, lawnmowers, water safety, button batteries, safety in and around cars, and safe sleep. Each topic will include a handout and practical information that can be utilized in the home and shared with families. Find out more »
6:00 pm

Lego Contest

October 17, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ottawa Hills Branch,
1150 Giddings SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Come show us your coolest Lego creation. Kids in preschool – 6th grade will have one hour to build something unique out of Legos. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: preschool-kindergarten, Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6. Creations will be judged by representatives from Bricks for Kidz. Find out more »
11:00 am

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

October 17, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until November 14, 2012
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their energetic toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years, to 30-minute classes featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities including stories, songs with fingerplays and other action, and sign language. Toddlers will develop pre-reading skills as they make connections between words and movement and have fun with related crafts and socialize […] Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

October 17, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until November 14, 2012
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their energetic toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years, to 30-minute classes featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities including stories, songs with fingerplays and other action, and sign language. Toddlers will develop pre-reading skills as they make connections between words and movement and have fun with related crafts and socialize […] Find out more »
10:30 am

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

October 17, 2012 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until November 14, 2012
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime afterward enhances the development of social skills. Find out more »
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