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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 »
10am

Bilingual Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

October 16, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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 3-5, 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. Everything in the class will be conducted in […] Find out more »
11am

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

October 16, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until November 20, 2013
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime after enhances the development of social skills. Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

October 16, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 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 »

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

October 16, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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 »
6pm

Be a Teen Director: Screenwriting

October 16, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Be A Teen Director series takes teens through the process of making a short film—including writing a script, shooting a film, editing, creating original music, and ends with a screening of the finished film. Teens ages 11-19 can learn to write a screenplay. Discover how to form a plot, hone dialogue, and structure a […] Find out more »
7pm

Early Childhood Essentials Class: Dealing with Difficult Conversations – CANCELED

October 16, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Due to instructor illness, this program has been canceled for this evening. We apologize for any inconvenience. Day care workers and preschool teachers know that working with parents can be challenging and rewarding. Learn the types of parents who you may deal with, how to negotiate with them in a way that is a “win-win,” […] Find out more »

Small Business Class: Proposal Writing Basics

October 16, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn the basics of proposal writing for your nonprofit. We’ll look at grant writing techniques and tactics. Find out more »
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