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Book and Media Swap

April 22, 2013 - April 27, 2013
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Come to the West Leonard and Yankee Clipper branches throughout Earth Week to swap books, DVDs, video games, and CDs. Bring what you don’t want or need and take something new home to keep. Find out more »
Free

Book and Media Swap

April 22, 2013 - April 27, 2013
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Come to the West Leonard and Yankee Clipper branches throughout Earth Week to swap books, DVDs, video games, and CDs. Bring what you don’t want or need and take something new home to keep. Find out more »
Free

Archives A to Z Exhibit

April 8, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come explore the unique treasures found in the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department of the Grand Rapids Public Library. Using letters, business documents, personal recollections, scrapbooks, photographs and other items, this exhibit explores unusual and little known stories of Grand Rapids history using the 390 processed collections and over one million photographs held […] Find out more »
2:30 pm
Free

Moving by Bicycle: How a Community Bike Program Can Keep You on a Bike

April 27, 2013 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The bicycle is one of the most useful and energy-efficient modes of transportation on the planet. Traveling by bicycle can save you money, and is a fun way to exercise. If you currently travel or commute by bike, or would like to, a community bike program can help. Community bike programs educate participants about biking […] Find out more »
1:30 pm
Free

T-shirt Up-cycling Pillow Craft

April 27, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Teens ages 11 and up can bring an old t-shirt to the library and learn how to turn it into a pillow. Find out more »
12:00 pm
Free

Growing Together: A Family Gardening Workshop

April 27, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Celebrate Earth Week with a family gardening workshop! Listen to the book The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons, read by Kendra Wills of MSU Extension. Learn about different types of vegetables, what they need to grow, and how families can grow and eat vegetables together. Families will prepare and enjoy fresh fruits and veggies, […] Find out more »
11:00 am
Free

Fanfiction Poetry Workshop

April 27, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Teens can learn how to write good fanfiction involving lyrics to a song or the words of a poem. Snacks provided. Find out more »
Free

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

April 27, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until April 27, 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 »
10:30 am
Free

Creative Movement Class

April 27, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until April 27, 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 »
10:00 am
Free

Green Market and Info Expo

April 27, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come visit our annual indoor Green Market and Info Expo on Saturday, April 27 at the Main Library. Take a look at beautiful recycled art, jewelry and accessories hand made in Michigan. Browse fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. Stop by the information booths hosted by local earth-friendly organizations to learn about how to make your […] Find out more »
Free

Young Dancers Class

April 27, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Every week until April 27, 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, option 4. Find out more »
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