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May 2015

2015 Summer Reading Challenge

May 26 - September 6
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

Reading is your super power. You can leap stacks of books in a single bound. You rescue friends from boredom by lending them a good book. Now you face your greatest challenge—reading as many books as you can before the end of the summer. Set your own reading goal and keep track of the books you read. How many books will your super powers help you read before school starts? 7? 49? 163? Read 15 minutes or more every day…

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July 2015

The Remarkable Mr. Tolsh and Other Puppet Vignettes

July 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Join Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe as they share stories of some uncommon heroes through music, movement, and wordplay.

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The Remarkable Mr. Tolsh and Other Puppet Vignettes

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Join Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe as they share stories of some uncommon heroes through music, movement, and wordplay.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until July 30, 2015
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. Families with infants – preschoolers welcome.

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Hero’s Quest Meetup

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Meet other questers! Come to the library to find your teammates, plot, and strategize how to increase your superhero team’s elemental power. Help your teammates build an amazing defense system against the Evil Overlord and his brainless minions. You won’t want to miss out on this meetup event!

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August 2015

Real Heroes Read!

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Join zany performers and authors David Anthony and Charles David Classman to celebrate that writers are today’s wizards, learn how to gift-wrap your writing, and enjoy juggling. David and Charles are the authors of the three series, Mystery Underground, Heroes A2Z, and Knightscares.

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Real Heroes Read!

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join zany performers and authors David Anthony and Charles David Classman to celebrate that writers are today’s wizards, learn how to gift-wrap your writing, and enjoy juggling. David and Charles are the authors of the three series, Mystery Underground, Heroes A2Z, and Knightscares.

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Real Heroes Read!

August 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Join zany performers and authors David Anthony and Charles David Classman to celebrate that writers are today’s wizards, learn how to gift-wrap your writing, and enjoy juggling. David and Charles are the authors of the three series, Mystery Underground, Heroes A2Z, and Knightscares.

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Real Heroes Read!

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join zany performers and authors David Anthony and Charles David Classman to celebrate that writers are today’s wizards, learn how to gift-wrap your writing, and enjoy juggling. David and Charles are the authors of the three series, Mystery Underground, Heroes A2Z, and Knightscares.

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Comics Workshop with Cartoonist Sam Carbaugh

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Sam Carbaugh, a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies and author of the recently published, Comics! Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning, will teach you how to create your very own comics! Learn how to draw basic comic characters and how to create, publish, and distribute your own minicomics! All drawing levels are encouraged to attend. For sixth grade and older.

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