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August 2016

Summer Reading Challenge

August 29
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Daily until September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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September 2016

Evening Explorers – September

September 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Do you like to build and create things like origami, paper airplanes, balloon creations, 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: Explore Architecture. Plan and build a structure using recycled materials. How tall, how wide, how beautiful, how streamlined, how futuristic will your child make her building?

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until November 21, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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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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Pajama Time for Kids

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 14, 2016
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents! For kids 3 – 5 years old.

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Pajama Time for Families

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 14, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents! For families with children ages birth – 5 years old.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until November 15, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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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 playtime. Free and open to the public.

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Pajama Time for Toddlers

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 15, 2016
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents! For toddlers 18 month – 3 years.

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Pajama Time for Families

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 15, 2016
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents! For families with children ages birth – 5 years old.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until November 16, 2016
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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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 playtime. Free and open to the public.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until November 17, 2016
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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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 playtime. Free and open to the public.

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