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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 »

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

Investor Education in Your Community: Mind Your Money Manners

October 24, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Wednesday until November 7, 2012
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This brand-new four part series brings useful instruction on developing good money manners to help you cultivate and maintain a more responsible and productive relationship with your money. Learn easy-to-follow methods for identifying and working through money-related issues, how to set goals, and develop a personal spending plan. Registration is required. Part 1 (September 26): […] Find out more »
11:00 am

Adult Computer Class: Introduction to Library Resources

October 24, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This class is designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and some experience with using the mouse. GRPL offers a wide-variety of electronic resources from research databases to access to the Michigan Electronic Library catalog (MELCAT).  Find out how to search GRPL’s Evergeen catalog and place holds, access ebooks, request items […] Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

October 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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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