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May 2014

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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July 2014

Magician Jason Hudy

July 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join award-winning magician Jason Hudy in a show that’s part science, part magic, and 100% fun! A performance that’s filled with amazing magic and cool science experiments, and tons of laughs!

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Magician Jason Hudy

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Join award-winning magician Jason Hudy in a show that’s part science, part magic, and 100% fun! A performance that’s filled with amazing magic and cool science experiments, and tons of laughs!

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Magician Jason Hudy

July 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Join award-winning magician Jason Hudy in a show that’s part science, part magic, and 100% fun! A performance that’s filled with amazing magic and cool science experiments, and tons of laughs!

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until August 6, 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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Magician Jason Hudy

July 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Join award-winning magician Jason Hudy in a show that’s part science, part magic, and 100% fun! A performance that’s filled with amazing magic and cool science experiments, and tons of laughs!

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Magician Jason Hudy

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join award-winning magician Jason Hudy in a show that’s part science, part magic, and 100% fun! A performance that’s filled with amazing magic and cool science experiments, and tons of laughs!

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Coming Down for a Landing

July 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Learn about air resistance and gravity while making an awesome parachute! For ages 5-8.

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Bilingual Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

July 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Every week until August 1, 2014
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge 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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Mad Scientist Workshop: Something About Bees

July 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Thornapple Woodlands beekeepers will talk about bees, how they find nectar, how honey is harvested, nutritional honey facts and more! For ages 9-11.

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