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Spilled Ink – The Book Club for the Rest of Us

November 28, 2012 - February 28, 2013
Sign up, read ten books, and win prizes! A great way for grown-ups to beat the winter blues. Find out more »
Free

One Book, One City for Kids

January 2, 2013 - March 31, 2013
One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program that encourages all 4th graders in the city to read and discuss the same book. The program also strives to encourage a lifelong love of reading among students, to inspire readers to bring story ideas and themes to life through discussion, and to build […] Find out more »
10am
Free

Young Dancers Class

February 9, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Every week until March 2, 2013
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This is a creative movement dance class offered through the City of Grand Rapids’ Parks and Recreation Department for children ages 4-8 to develop rhythm, balance, flexibility and an appreciation of music and dance, while learning ballet and jazz steps. Requirements: ballet shoes. Register at www.recreationgr.us or call 616.456.3232. Find out more »
Free

Creative Movement Class

February 9, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until March 2, 2013
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This unique library-based program offered through the City of Grand Rapids’ Parks and Recreation Department, allows kids ages 3-6 to be creative physically as well as mentally. The first thirty minutes focuses on dance movements, including rhythm and coordination. Following the dance will be the library’s Pre-Reading Class for Kids. Classes end with a fun […] Find out more »
11am
Free

Intro to Finding Funders

February 9, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center’s comprehensive funding research tool, Foundation Directory Online. Search tactics, database design, and comprehensive information strategies for nonprofits will be covered. Find out more »
Free

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

February 9, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until March 2, 2013
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 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 »
12pm
Free

ACT Prep Workshop

February 9, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A good score on the ACT can help you get into the college of your choice. Wendy Marty, professional Academic Coach, will show you techniques and tips to raise your ACT score. The workshop includes content review, reading comprehension techniques, testing tactics and specific ACT strategies. Each participant will take home a free copy of […] Find out more »
2pm
Free

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

February 9, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Every week until March 30, 2013
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 »
3pm
Free

Poetry Slam with Azizi Jasper

February 9, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Come to share and experience an afternoon Poetry Slam, celebrating African American History Month at the Madison Square Branch. Local Poet and artist Azizi Jasper will be on hand to host the event, a free and open sharing of poetry that’s appropriate for a general audience. All ages are welcome. Find out more »
Free

Poetry Slam with Azizi Jasper

February 9, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Local poet Azizi Jasper will host a free and open sharing of poetry that’s appropriate for the whole family. Jasper has toured throughout the Midwest performing is unique brand of spoken word poetry. He is the winner of several poetry slams and has competed with the Kzoo Slam Team. Find out more »
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