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March 2017

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until March 29, 2017
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until March 29, 2017
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until March 30, 2017
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until March 29, 2017
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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An Evening with Sharon M. Draper

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Draper-OutOfMyMind-web

The author of the book, Out of My Mind, which is included in many school curriculum nationally, will be presenting and signing books. This ends the One Book, One City for Kids program. Educators and youth, not only will you meet the author of this year’s selection, but you will be able to come and mingle with others who have read the book. Refreshments and cake will be served.

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Evening Explorers – March

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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EveningExplorers

Does your child like to build and discover how things work? Kids in second through fifth grade can come to the Main Library for hands-on STEM experiences each month. Take part is science experiments and activities to find out how things work and explore the world. This month: Aircraft Design. Use a paper airplane to demonstrate the four forces of aerodynamics (drag, gravity, lift, and thrust). Make the paper model that helped engineers figure our how to make a car…

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Kid’s Joke Time

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Kids are invited to take the stage during LaughFest through Kids Joke Time. Young comedians are encouraged to gather their favorite jokes and take the mic. What ensues makes this one of the most entertaining events during the festival. This is a free event for all to attend.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2017-03-25 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-03-25 12:00
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Huge used book sale! Find treasures, bargains, and more! All proceeds benefit the Grand Rapids Public Library.

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April 2017

Let’s Play! at the Main Library

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until April 24, 2017
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Let's Play is a four-week program for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers. It focuses on child-driven play and exploring different types of play. Each week a childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents have about their child's development. Families are encouraged to attend all four sessions.

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Let’s Play! at the Yankee Clipper Branch

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until April 25, 2017
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Let's Play is a four-week program for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers and focuses on child-driven play. Children will explore different types of play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child's development. Families are encouraged to attend all four sessions.

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