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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 »

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos

October 31, 2012 - November 4, 2012
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Dìa de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that honors family and friends who have passed on. Loved ones come together to build altars that celebrate the life and memory of the dead. The day is a time of celebration and joy, filled with talk and memories of those who have died. The library will […] Find out more »
10am

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

November 1, 2012 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until November 15, 2012
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschool children, ages 3 to 5, to 45-minute classes featuring literacy-rich activities such as interactive storytelling using puppets, dramatic play, and hands-on fun. Related songs, fingerplays, and activities are interspersed between books. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity. Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

November 1, 2012 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until November 15, 2012
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschool children, ages 3 to 5, to 45-minute classes featuring literacy-rich activities such as interactive storytelling using puppets, dramatic play, and hands-on fun. Related songs, fingerplays, and activities are interspersed between books. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity. Find out more »
11am

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

November 1, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until November 15, 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 preschool children, ages 3 to 5, to 45-minute classes featuring literacy-rich activities such as interactive storytelling using puppets, dramatic play, and hands-on fun. Related songs, fingerplays, and activities are interspersed between books. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity. Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

November 1, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until November 15, 2012
Ottawa Hills Branch,
1150 Giddings SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 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 »
4pm

Loteria

November 1, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Teens are invited to come play La Loteria, a traditional Mexican game similar to bingo, using a deck of cards and playing boards with iconic Mexican imagery. Come play for prizes and snack on Mexican treats as the library celebrates Dia de los Muertos. Find out more »

Crafteen: Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull Painting

November 1, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Teens can participate in the Mexican tradition of decorating sugar skulls to honor family members who have died. It is a thoughtful and beautiful craft done in conjunction with Dia de los Muertos. Find out more »
5pm

Crafteen: Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull Painting

November 1, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Teens can participate in the Mexican tradition of decorating sugar skulls to honor family members who have died. It is a thoughtful and beautiful craft done in conjunction with Dia de los Muertos. Find out more »
6pm

Small Business Market Research I

November 1, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Learn how to research your market, customers and competitors in this series on market research co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library and the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center. What is market research and why is it necessary? We will go over the basics of market research, including a demonstration of how to […] Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

November 1, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every week until November 15, 2012
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschool children, ages 3 to 5, to 45-minute classes featuring literacy-rich activities such as interactive storytelling using puppets, dramatic play, and hands-on fun. Related songs, fingerplays, and activities are interspersed between books. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity. Find out more »
7pm

Reading the Great Lakes

November 1, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come explore the Lakes with us! We’ll read a range of titles including mystery, history, fiction, and nonfiction all taking place in the Great Lakes region–from Chicago to Cleveland. This book club will be led by our smart librarians and will take place the first Thursday of every month. Additional copies of the book are […] Find out more »
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