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April 2014

Creative Movement

April 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until April 26, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This unique library-based program allows kids ages 3-6 to be creative physically as well as mentally. The first thirty minutes focus on dance movements, including rhythm and coordination. Following the class will be the library’s Pre-Reading Class for Kids. Parent/guardian participation is required. Space is limited. Register by calling 616-456-3232 x 4 or by visiting www.recreationgr.us.

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Community Bike Ride

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join the Boston Square Community Bikes and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks on a 6.5-mile bike ride that explored the parks and history of Grand Rapids. This group ride will depart from the Main Library at 11:00 am. Boston Square Community Bikes will be offering free bike tune-ups outside the library from 9-10:30 am. Helmets are required for this ride. Riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until April 26, 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 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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May 2014

Let’s Play! Workshops

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Every week until May 1, 2014
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Let’s Play! is a five 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 five sessions. To register, visit grpl.org/register.

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Book Fiesta

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come learn about the Latin American holiday Dia de la Madre (Mother’s Day), experience dance performances by Grupo Tarasco, hear a bilingual storytime, make a fun craft and enjoy delicious food. Explore the library’s Spanish collection and get a library card if you don’t have one. This is a Fiesta for the whole family and there will be a special gift for mothers (while supplies last). Sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. Consider a gift today.

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Children’s Book Week Art Inspirations

May 12 - 18

Join us for Children’s Book Week! Bring out the artistic side of your little bookworm! Kids will create a poster inspired by their favorite children’s book. They can also enter the contest to guess how many books are in the library’s collection and win a prize.

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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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Super Secret Science Saturday

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ottawa Hills Branch,
1150 Giddings SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Do you think you have what it takes to become a Mad Scientist? Test your skills in our secret laboratory, sign up to be a Summer Reading Challenger, enjoy test tube treats, and be initiated into the Mad Scientist Club!

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Super Secret Science Saturday

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Do you think you have what it takes to become a Mad Scientist? Test your skills in our secret laboratory, sign up to be a Summer Reading Challenger, enjoy test tube treats, and be initiated into the Mad Scientist Club!

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Super Secret Science Saturday

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Van Belkum Branch,
1563 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Do you think you have what it takes to become a Mad Scientist? Test your skills in our secret laboratory, sign up to be a Summer Reading Challenger, enjoy test tube treats, and be initiated into the Mad Scientist Club!

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