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9:00 am

Let’s Play! Workshops

April 24 @ 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 »
10:00 am

Book and Media Swap

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Stop by and swap your old books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and video games. Bring what you don’t want or need and take something new-to-you to keep. Find out more »

Book and Media Swap

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Stop by and swap your old books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and video games. Bring what you don’t want or need and take something new-to-you to keep. Find out more »
10:30 am

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

April 24 @ 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 24 @ 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 »
11:00 am

Introduction to the Downtown Market’s Rooftop Greenhouse

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grand Rapids Downtown Market,
432 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Grand Rapids Downtown Market has the honor of housing one of the first rooftop greenhouses in the nation. It is a live space full of herbs and produce available to the small businesses at the Market, as well as for cooking classes and children’s camps. In this special presentation, the Downtown Market’s greenhouse staff […] Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

April 24 @ 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 »
7:00 pm

Path of Destruction: The Story of West Michigan’s Worst Natural Disaster

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Ernie Ostuno, author of Path of Destruction, will discuss the April 3, 1956, tornado. The tornado touched down in Hudsonville, MI, killing 17, injuring 340, and leveling downtown Standale. Many people, some of them badly injured, helped the National Guard in the immediate recovery by searching for neighbors trapped under the debris of what had […] Find out more »
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