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February 2014

Taste of Soul Sunday

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us as we celebrate African American history and culture at the ninth annual Taste of Soul Sunday. Sample African American art, music, literature, history, and food. Free and open to the public. Call 616-988-5400 or visit www.grpl.org/tasteofsoul for more information. Sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. Consider a gift today.

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Take Your Child to the Library Day

February 1

The greatest gift a parent or caregiver can give a child is to share the wonders and possibilities that come with a visit to the library. Bring your child to the library, help them select a book, audiobook, movie, or music that opens their minds and experiences. Sign up for a library card and make a bookmark to remember your visit. Participating libraries include Main, Madison Square, Ottawa Hills, Van Belkum and West Side.

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January 2014

Celebrate the Dream

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an advocate for peace and harmony between all people. On October 14, 1964, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. To celebrate his birthday, families are invited to a special storytime that celebrates his legacy. Throughout the day, families can create an origami paper crane or decorate a paper dove to celebrate peace.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Mrs. Claus

December 14, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Children ages preschool and up can come hear holiday stories, help decorate holiday cookies, sing, and enjoy hands-on fun with Mrs. Claus! Even though it is the busy season, she’d willing to tell secrets about Santa, the reindeer, and the elves. She will also show her special treasures from the North Pole. She loves to answer questions and hear what you would like to tell Santa.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Mrs. Claus

December 9, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Children ages preschool and up can come hear holiday stories, help decorate holiday cookies, sing, and enjoy hands-on fun with Mrs. Claus! Even though it is the busy season, she’d willing to tell secrets about Santa, the reindeer, and the elves. She will also show her special treasures from the North Pole. She loves to answer questions and hear what you would like to tell Santa.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Mrs. Claus

December 7, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Children ages preschool and up can come hear holiday stories, help decorate holiday cookies, sing, and enjoy hands-on fun with Mrs. Claus! Even though it is the busy season, she’d willing to tell secrets about Santa, the reindeer, and the elves. She will also show her special treasures from the North Pole. She loves to answer questions and hear what you would like to tell Santa.

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November 2013

Celebrate the Holidays with Mrs. Claus

November 23, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Children ages preschool and up can come hear holiday stories, help decorate holiday cookies, sing, and enjoy hands-on fun with Mrs. Claus! Even though it is the busy season, she’d willing to tell secrets about Santa, the reindeer, and the elves. She will also show her special treasures from the North Pole. She loves to answer questions and hear what you would like to tell Santa.

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Santa’s Workshop

November 23, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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After the Santa Claus Parade, stop by the library to warm up with some holiday cheer. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by after the parade to meet all the good little girls and boys in Grand Rapids. Listen to stories and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Enjoy a performance from Cirque Dreams Holidaze and songs from The Sound of Music performed by the Edelweiss Club Choir. Win tickets to see a performance of The Sound of Music, the…

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Día de los Muertos: Family Day

November 2, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Families are invited to explore the Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead, a time to celebrate the life and memory of those who have passed on. Children can decorate sugar skulls, get their face painted and participate in other educational activities. Light refreshments will be served.

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August 2013
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Pippin Puppets Present Journey to the Center of the Earth

August 1, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Dig into a sci-fi classic! Volcanoes! Dinosaurs! Adventures! The Underground Ocean! Join us for this live puppet show that takes us to the center of the earth!  Everyone will receive a take-home dino craft puppet.

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