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Winter Reading Challenge

February 16
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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

February 16
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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

February 16 @ 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

Exploring Social Media and Email

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

The Internet and social media have made it easier than ever to keep in touch with friends and family. Beginning with a brief introduction to email, this class will teach you how to communicate with others online and offer tips on how to be safe while doing so. You will learn the basics about Facebook,

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

February 16 @ 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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3:00 pm

[Tech]Knowledgey Thursdays – February 2017

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
robot-rattlesnake

Teens in grades 6-12 can stop by the Main Library on the third Thursday of each month to create awesome robots and try out tech trends! Knowledgey Thursdays explore the world of robotics using Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 base set and software. Bring a friend, grab a kit, and build an army of robots. Want

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7:00 pm

Yes, There is a Michigan Accent

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
46910429

Not only is the Michigan accent real, it is becoming even more distinct from the rest of the United States due to the Northern Cities Vowel Shift—the most significant change in English vowel pronunciation in a thousand years. Author Edward McClelland will discuss the Northern Cities Vowel Shift, the Inland North Accent (spoken by those

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