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April 2015

Books in Bloom: A Spring Break Activity for Kids

April 4 - April 12
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

Families can stop by any GRPL location for a cool drop-in art activity. Budding designers will experiment with making patterns using paint bottles (fun for grown-ups too!). While you are at the library, get fun suggestions for spring-themed books to read during the week.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until April 20, 2015
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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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until April 22, 2015
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 and have fun with related crafts and socialize during playtime.

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EatPlayGrow

April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Every month on the second Wednesday until May 13, 2015
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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EatPlayGrow combines the latest science and research to teach children ages 2-5 and their parents how to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Join GRPL and Cherry Health for interactive and engaging lessons that incorporate art-making, storytelling, music and movement activities into fun, hands-on educational lessons about the importance of making positive choices in areas that most affect health: nutrition, physical activity, and, based on emerging medical research, sleep.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until April 23, 2015
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 and have fun with related crafts and socialize during playtime.

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Let’s Play! Workshops

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until May 4, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Let’s Play! is a four-week workshop for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers. Let’s Play! teaches the benefits of interactive play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child’s development. Families must attend all four sessions. To register, visit grpl.org/register.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until April 20, 2015
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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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until April 22, 2015
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 and have fun with related crafts and socialize during playtime.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until April 23, 2015
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 and have fun with related crafts and socialize during playtime.

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Music for Life!

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Raise you voice in celebration during the week-long DisART Festival! Join music therapists Erinn Epp and Pete Muszkiewicz for an exuberant hour of music and movement. In this interactive concert, get your body moving, hands playing and voices singing. Families of all ages and abilities will experience the joy of music participation in a fun and relaxed setting.

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