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June 2015

Lids at the Library

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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The Grand Rapids Griffins ‘Put a Lid On It!’ program and Safe Kids Greater Grand Rapids will distribute a limited number of free bike helmets to kids ages 1-12. A parent or guardian must be present to receive a helmet. For more information call 616-391-7233.

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Percussion Virtuoso: Bill Vits

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Principal Percussionist for the Grand Rapids Symphony, Bill Vits will share the world of percussion through performance, audience interaction, and demonstration of a variety of instruments.

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Percussion Virtuoso: Bill Vits

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Principal Percussionist for the Grand Rapids Symphony, Bill Vits will share the world of percussion through performance, audience interaction, and demonstration of a variety of instruments.

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Percussion Virtuoso: Bill Vits

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Principal Percussionist for the Grand Rapids Symphony, Bill Vits will share the world of percussion through performance, audience interaction, and demonstration of a variety of instruments.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

June 25 @ 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 25 @ 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 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every month on the fourth Saturday until July 25, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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July 2015

EatPlayGrow

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every month on the first Wednesday until July 1, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 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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EatPlayGrow

July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Every month on the first Thursday until July 2, 2015
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge 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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Comics Workshop with Cartoonist Sam Carbaugh

July 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Sam Carbaugh, a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies and author of the recently published, Comics! Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning, will teach you how to create your very own comics! Learn how to draw basic comic characters and how to create, publish, and distribute your own minicomics! All drawing levels are encouraged to attend. For first through fifth graders.

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