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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 »
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

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 »
10am
Free

Dr. Dirt: The Art of the Soil

July 17, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Did you know that the first paints ever created came from soil?  Dr. Dirt will make crayons and paint with soil in this interactive program. Find out more »
11am
Free

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

July 17, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until July 24, 2013
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard 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 »
Free

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

July 17, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until July 31, 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 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 »
2pm
Free

Dr. Dirt: The Art of the Soil

July 17, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ottawa Hills Branch,
1150 Giddings SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Did you know that the first paints ever created came from soil?  Dr. Dirt will make crayons and paint with soil in this interactive program. Find out more »
6pm
Free

Dr. Dirt: The Art of the Soil

July 17, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Did you know that the first paints ever created came from soil?  Dr. Dirt will make crayons and paint with soil in this interactive program. Find out more »
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