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April 2014

Let’s Play! Workshops

April 24 @ 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until April 23, 2014
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.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until April 23, 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 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 and have fun with related crafts and socialize during playtime.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until April 23, 2014
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 and have fun with related crafts and socialize during playtime.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until April 22, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 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.

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Junie B. Jones Party!

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In conjunction with Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s production of Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells & Batman Smells, the Grand Rapids Public Library invites kids ages 5-11 to explore the world of Junie B. Jones. Join us for fun crafts and activities based on the popular book series, and meet Junie B. Jones in person. Register to win tickets to the play.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

April 19 @ 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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Creative Movement

April 19 @ 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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Young Dancers

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 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 is a creative movement dance class for children 4-8 to develop rhythm, balance, flexibility, and an appreciation of music and dance, while learning ballet and jazz steps. Space is limited and ballet shoes are required. Register by calling 616-456-3232 x 4 or by visiting www.recreationgr.us.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until April 24, 2014
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.

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