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Winter Reading Challenge

January 12
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All Library Locations, Grand Rapids, MI United States
WRC

The weather outside is frightful, which makes it the perfect time to settle in with a good book. Sign up for the Winter Reading Challenge, select the number of books you are going to challenge yourself to read or listen to before the end of February, and win prizes! Great for the whole family! So

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One Book, One City for Kids

January 12
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All Library Locations, Grand Rapids, MI United States

One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program that encourages all 5th graders in the city to read and discuss the same book. The program also strives to encourage a lifelong love of reading among students, to inspire readers to bring story ideas and themes to life through discussion, and to build

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10:30 am

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

January 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Seymour Branch, 2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States

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. Free and open to the public.

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11:00 am

Building Basic Computer Skills

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Are you often confused by computer terms and lingo? By learning the key concepts and basic terminology used in technology, you can build a foundation for digital literacy that will last a lifetime. In this class, you will begin the process of developing the skills you will need to navigate the Internet, mobile devices and

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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West Leonard Branch, 1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

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, have fun with related crafts and socialize during

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Yankee Clipper Branch, 2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States

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. Free and open to the public.

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6:30 pm

Evening Explorers – January

January 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
EveningExplorers

Do you like to build and create things like origami, paper airplanes, balloon sculptures, and more? Kids in grades 2-5 can come to the Main Library for hands-on STEAM experiences each month. Take part in science experiments, art, writing and craft activities. This month: Bookmaking.

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