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One Book, One City for Kids

January 2, 2013 - March 31, 2013
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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 21, 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 »
5:00 pm
Free

Teens Step Up (TSU) Open House

March 21, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are you a teen who is interested in volunteering at the library, helping out with project ranging from flash mob participation to offering opinions on books, movies, music and library programs? Stop by and see how you can get connected. PS – win prizes and eat free food. Registration is required at grpl.org/register. Find out more »
6:30 pm
Free

Early Childhood Essentials Class: Learning Disabilities

March 21, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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β€œHe seems so smart, but he is not doing well in school. Does my child have a learning disability?” Teacher and parent trainer of 30 years, JoAnn Hubach will use simulations to demonstrate what it looks like and feels like to have a learning disability. Get information on what you need to know if you […] Find out more »
Free

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

March 21, 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

Adult Computer Class: Introduction to Computers

March 21, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This basic course is designed to provide students with an introduction to various aspects of personal computing. Attention will be focused on understanding the basic hardware components and operating systems, using the mouse, and saving files to storage devices. If you are just beginning to use computers, start with this class. Find out more »
Free

Ruff Readers

March 21, 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 »
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