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May 2014

2014 Summer Reading Challenge

May 27 - August 31

The experiment this summer will be to see how many books you can read (if you can pull yourself away from your laboratory.) All kids under 18 in the city are challenged to join the Mad Scientist Club—read books, perform crazy experiments, and become a science wiz. The more minutes you read, the more levels you unlock. Completing some levels will unlock bonus prizes. Can you get to the final level by the end of the summer? Grab your lab…

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July 2014

Bilingual Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

July 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Every week until August 1, 2014
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 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.

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Something About Bees

July 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Thornapple Woodlands beekeepers will talk about bees, how they find nectar, how honey is harvested, nutritional honey facts and more! For ages 9-11.

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Chris Linn: America’s Magical Funnyman

July 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Half comedian, half magician and all fun—Chris Linn’s theatrical stage show blends clean comedy and unique magic in an action-packed one-man show. Laugh along with Chris as he uses crazy props, hilarious audience participation, and energetic music and sound effects. It is a show you won’t soon forget!

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Something About Bees

July 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Thornapple Woodlands beekeepers will talk about bees, how they find nectar, how honey is harvested, nutritional honey facts and more! For ages 9-11.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until August 6, 2014
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 and have fun with related crafts and socialize during playtime.

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Chris Linn: America’s Magical Funnyman

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ottawa Hills Branch,
1150 Giddings SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Half comedian, half magician and all fun—Chris Linn’s theatrical stage show blends clean comedy and unique magic in an action-packed one-man show. Laugh along with Chris as he uses crazy props, hilarious audience participation, and energetic music and sound effects. It is a show you won’t soon forget!

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Something About Bees

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Van Belkum Branch,
1563 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Thornapple Woodlands beekeepers will talk about bees, how they find nectar, how honey is harvested, nutritional honey facts and more! For ages 9-11.

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Chris Linn: America’s Magical Funnyman

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Half comedian, half magician and all fun—Chris Linn’s theatrical stage show blends clean comedy and unique magic in an action-packed one-man show. Laugh along with Chris as he uses crazy props, hilarious audience participation, and energetic music and sound effects. It is a show you won’t soon forget!

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Chris Linn: America’s Magical Funnyman

July 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Van Belkum Branch,
1563 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Half comedian, half magician and all fun—Chris Linn’s theatrical stage show blends clean comedy and unique magic in an action-packed one-man show. Laugh along with Chris as he uses crazy props, hilarious audience participation, and energetic music and sound effects. It is a show you won’t soon forget!

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