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7:00 pm

A Fiction Writer After Fifty

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Twice honored by the Library of Michigan as a Michigan Notable Book author, Donald Lystra will talk about his journey to learn to write fiction beginning in his fifties. He will discuss his experience to master the craft of fiction and the road to getting published. Using examples from his recent story collection, Something that […] Find out more »

Early Childhood Essentials Class: Raising a Positive and Confident Child

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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How do you raise or influence a child to be positive and confident? In this session, Annette McBride, educator and mom of three happy, confident children, shares concrete ways to encourage children everyday. You will leave with ideas to use immediately! Find out more »
11:00 am

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until April 24, 2014
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschoolers, 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

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

April 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Every week until April 24, 2014
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschoolers, 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 »

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

April 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Every week until April 24, 2014
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschoolers, 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 »
9:00 am

Let’s Play! Workshops

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Every week until May 1, 2014
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Let’s Play! is a five week workshop for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers. Let’s Play! teaches the benefits of interactive play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child’s development. Families must attend all five sessions. To register, visit grpl.org/register. Find out more »
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