Calendar of Events
March 10, 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 collaborative ties between public libraries, school libraries, and area schools. This year the entire city will be reading Special Delivery! by Sue Stauffacher. In this book, ten-year-old Keisha and her family’s animal rescue center face more challenges involving a baby crow in a mailbox and a skunk found in the nearby community garden.
Families and children under 14 are invited to learn about one of the most deadly disasters in history, the sinking of the Titanic. Explore what it was like to sail on the Titanic from the staff of the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Learn to be a deck hand and tie knots, use pulley systems and speak the way staff communicated. Discover the ranks and different classes in the 1900s through the hats people wore. Experience Titanic’s lifeboats, icebergs and more through hands on activities.