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July 2015

EatPlayGrow

July 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Every month on the second Wednesday until July 8, 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 Kids

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until July 30, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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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The Magic Bookshelf for Heroes that Read

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Magic! Kids love it, but sometimes they don’t realize that magic is everywhere—especially in the library. The Magic Bookshelf gets kids excited to check out books and encourages genre exploration, including mysteries, fairy tales, biographies, and more. Special effects, laughter, and audience participation is guaranteed to create more than amazement.

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Family Comic Night

July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Panelists will discuss if comics are educations, how they have evolved over time, and the elements of comics. Discover how to use pictures and words to share stories with each other and create a 4-panel comic. Panelists include cartoonist Sam Carbaugh, Comics in Literature student Mary Hancock, and Charley Tucker from Vault of Midnight. An all ages workshop.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until July 30, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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

July 18 @ 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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The Remarkable Mr. Tosh and Other Puppet Vignettes

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Join Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe as they share stories of some uncommon heroes through music, movement, and wordplay.

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The Remarkable Mr. Tosh and Other Puppet Vignettes

July 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe as they share stories of some uncommon heroes through music, movement, and wordplay.

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Animal Hero Tales!

July 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Experience animal hero tales with Animal Encounters. Stories include There is an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer with the pages displayed on a nine foot video screen. After the stories, meet the live animals featured and even touch them!

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Animal Hero Tales!

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Experience animal hero tales with Animal Encounters. Stories include There is an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer with the pages displayed on a nine foot video screen. After the stories, meet the live animals featured and even touch them!

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