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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 1, 2013 - August 31, 2013
Summer is here and it is time to take another journey down the road of great books. Our smart librarians have picked ten books that will take you to unexpected places and have planned unique events that will have you exploring our exceptional community. So pack your library bag full of books and grab a […] Find out more »
Free

Summer Reading Challenge for Kids and Teens

May 28, 2013 - August 31, 2013
Are you up to the challenge this summer? Are you ready to dig into some good books? Will you discover what lies beneath the surface of that book cover? The Grand Rapids Public Library challenges all kids in the city under the age of 18 to read. The more levels you complete, the more prizes […] 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 »
7:00 pm
Free

Find the Stars, Constellations, and Planets: No Batteries Required

June 27, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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GVSU Professor Douglas Furton will lead this workshop focused on how to use a planisphere to predict the positions of the sun, stars, and planets any time of the day. A planisphere is a celestial slide rule of sorts, a paper-and-pencil tool that sets up a map of the sky past, present and future. Planispheres […] Find out more »
2:00 pm
Free

Dinosaur Encounters

June 27, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Get up close and personal with dinosaurs! Author and dino expert Janet Riehecky will explore how the dinosaurs lived and show more than 40 fossils and museum-quality replicas of real dinosaur bones. See a Tyrannosaur’s tooth, an Iguanodon’s thumb, a Velociraptor’s claw, a five-foot-seven-inch Apatosaurus femur, and even an entire Tyrannosaurus foot. Find out more »
11:00 am
Free

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

June 27, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until June 27, 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 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

Dinosaur Encounters

June 27, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Van Belkum Branch,
1563 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Get up close and personal with dinosaurs! Author and dino expert Janet Riehecky will explore how the dinosaurs lived and show more than 40 fossils and museum-quality replicas of real dinosaur bones. See a Tyrannosaur’s tooth, an Iguanodon’s thumb, a Velociraptor’s claw, a five-foot-seven-inch Apatosaurus femur, and even an entire Tyrannosaurus foot. Find out more »
Free

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

June 27, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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 »
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