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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 »
11:00 am
Free

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

March 14, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until March 28, 2013
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 »
4:00 pm
Free

A Laugh in the Attic! The Playful Poetry of Shel Silverstein

March 14, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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During LaughFest, “Where the Sidewalk Ends” is at your very own Grand Rapids Public Library . . . but on the way make sure not to “Bump the Glump!” When thinking about the poetry of Shel Silverstein words such as absurd, amusing, ludicrous, ridiculous, hysterical and absolutely brilliant come to mind. Since his first book […] Find out more »
6:00 pm
Free

Kid’s Joke Night

March 14, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are your kids hilarious?  Then bring them down to LaughFest 2013 Kids’ Joke Night for an evening of seriously funny jokes. Young comedians will have an opportunity to get on stage, step up to the mic and tell their funniest jokes. Children in 5th Grade and younger are encouraged to participate. Sign up today for […] Find out more »
6:30 pm
Free

A Laugh in the Attic! The Playful Poetry of Shel Silverstein

March 14, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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During LaughFest, “Where the Sidewalk Ends” is at your very own Grand Rapids Public Library . . . but on the way make sure not to “Bump the Glump!” When thinking about the poetry of Shel Silverstein words such as absurd, amusing, ludicrous, ridiculous, hysterical and absolutely brilliant come to mind. Since his first book […] Find out more »
Free

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

March 14, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every week until March 28, 2013
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave 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 »
7:00 pm
Free

Ruff Readers

March 14, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week until March 28, 2013
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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West Michigan Therapy Dogs and their handlers provide an encouraging and non-judgmental environment for children to develop confidence in reading. The program is for independent readers of any age and is recommended for children who need to develop confidence in reading aloud or for English as a second language learners. Children are encouraged to come […] Find out more »
Free

Pretty Funny Movies: Why Do I Do This?

March 14, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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One of America’s fastest-rising comedians, Bill Burr, wields his razor-sharp wit with rare skill. In this performance, Bill takes aim at the stuff that drives us crazy: political correctness gone haywire and his views against population control for animals and girlfriends, or as he calls them, relentless psycho robots. A keenly observant social commentator, he […] Find out more »
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