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Winter Reading Challenge

February 22
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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 22
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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 Toddlers

February 22 @ 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 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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11:00 am

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Yankee Clipper Branch, 2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

February 22 @ 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 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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6:30 pm

All of This is the Blues

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Detroit native Reverend Robert Jones, Sr., is a singer, storyteller and musician. He uses folk, blues, spirituals, and other American Roots music to champion the beauty and power of our shared culture. He will discuss the seminal figures in blues music and demonstrate the nuances of various regional styles of blues including Piedmont, Delta, Texas

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