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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 »
11am
Free

Adult Computer Class: Facebook 201

March 16, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This is a more advanced class designed for those who already have an introductory knowledge of Facebook and social networking. Students will go beyond the basics of Facebook and learn more advanced functions such as uploading videos and navigating Facebook’s privacy settings. Find out more »
Free

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

March 16, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Van Belkum Branch,
1563 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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 »
1pm
Free

Exploring Michigan: Rivers, Islands, and Ghost Towns with Doc Fletcher, Deborah Gouin and Dianna Stampfler

March 16, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Spend the afternoon at the library exploring the unique and hidden parts of Michigan. Canoeist Doc Fletcher will discuss Michigan’s waterways in his program “Paddle Now. Chores Later.” Sailing enthusiast and U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes Captain Deborah Gouin will discuss the Les Cheneaux Islands in Lake Huron. Promote Michigan President Dianna Stampfler will share […] Find out more »
2pm
Free

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

March 16, 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 »
4pm
Free

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

March 16, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave 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 »
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