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June 2015

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

June 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Every week until June 25, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until June 25, 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 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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Superhero Sign Up for Summer Reading

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Participate in superhero crafts and get signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Learn more about the Hero’s Quest and our amazing programs and events going on throughout the summer.

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Greg Lester’s Puppet Adventures: Jack and the Beanstalk

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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This handcrafted puppet play tells the story of Jack. Jack becomes a hero when he climbs up a magical beanstalk and begins a spectacular journey up through the clouds. Jack discovers a magnificent castle with golden geese, hoards of riches, a magical singing harp, and a cruel and goofy giant. Jack learns there is more to himself than he had ever guessed. BOOM! BOOM! Save the harp quick, Jack, the giant is coming!

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Greg Lester’s Puppet Adventures: Jack and the Beanstalk

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This handcrafted puppet play tells the story of Jack. Jack becomes a hero when he climbs up a magical beanstalk and begins a spectacular journey up through the clouds. Jack discovers a magnificent castle with golden geese, hoards of riches, a magical singing harp, and a cruel and goofy giant. Jack learns there is more to himself than he had ever guessed. BOOM! BOOM! Save the harp quick, Jack, the giant is coming!

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Everyday Hero Multicultural Stories & Music

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Learn that anyone can be a hero in these interactive stories told by The Storytellers—Bob and Audrey Allison. Audrey uses multiple voices and uncanny vocal effects. Bob accompanies the stories, playing world music on a variety of instruments. There will be opportunities for you to play some of these instruments, including the cuica, berimbau, and udu.

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Everyday Hero Multicultural Stories & Music

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn that anyone can be a hero in these interactive stories told by The Storytellers—Bob and Audrey Allison. Audrey uses multiple voices and uncanny vocal effects. Bob accompanies the stories, playing world music on a variety of instruments. There will be opportunities for you to play some of these instruments, including the cuica, berimbau, and udu.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

June 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Every week until June 25, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until June 25, 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 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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EatPlayGrow

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the third Saturday until July 18, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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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