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May 2015

2015 Summer Reading Challenge

May 26 - September 6
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

Reading is your super power. You can leap stacks of books in a single bound. You rescue friends from boredom by lending them a good book. Now you face your greatest challenge—reading as many books as you can before the end of the summer. Set your own reading goal and keep track of the books you read. How many books will your super powers help you read before school starts? 7? 49? 163? Read 15 minutes or more every day…

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Celebrate Community Heroes!

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sheldon & Library Streets,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come talk to the real-life heroes that live and work in Grand Rapids. Explore the vehicles and tools they use in their work on display in the streets in front of the Main Library and the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Grand Rapids Fire and Police Departments, the American Red Cross, the Humane Society, the United States Army, Buster the Bus and other school buses from Dean Transportation, athletes from professional, college, and high school teams, and local arts organizations will…

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June 2015

Superhero Sign Up for Summer Reading

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Participate in superhero crafts and get signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Learn more about the Hero’s Quest and our amazing programs and events going on throughout the summer.

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Superhero Sign Up for Summer Reading

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Participate in superhero crafts and get signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Learn more about the Hero’s Quest and our amazing programs and events going on throughout the summer.

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Superhero Sign Up for Summer Reading

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Participate in superhero crafts and get signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Learn more about the Hero’s Quest and our amazing programs and events going on throughout the summer.

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Superhero Sign Up for Summer Reading

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Participate in superhero crafts and get signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Learn more about the Hero’s Quest and our amazing programs and events going on throughout the summer.

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Greg Lester’s Puppet Adventures: Jack and the Beanstalk

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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This handcrafted puppet play tells the story of Jack. Jack becomes a hero when he climbs up a magical beanstalk and begins a spectacular journey up through the clouds. Jack discovers a magnificent castle with golden geese, hoards of riches, a magical singing harp, and a cruel and goofy giant. Jack learns there is more to himself than he had ever guessed. BOOM! BOOM! Save the harp quick, Jack, the giant is coming!

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Greg Lester’s Puppet Adventures: Jack and the Beanstalk

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This handcrafted puppet play tells the story of Jack. Jack becomes a hero when he climbs up a magical beanstalk and begins a spectacular journey up through the clouds. Jack discovers a magnificent castle with golden geese, hoards of riches, a magical singing harp, and a cruel and goofy giant. Jack learns there is more to himself than he had ever guessed. BOOM! BOOM! Save the harp quick, Jack, the giant is coming!

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Everyday Hero Multicultural Stories & Music

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Learn that anyone can be a hero in these interactive stories told by The Storytellers—Bob and Audrey Allison. Audrey uses multiple voices and uncanny vocal effects. Bob accompanies the stories, playing world music on a variety of instruments. There will be opportunities for you to play some of these instruments, including the cuica, berimbau, and udu.

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Everyday Hero Multicultural Stories & Music

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn that anyone can be a hero in these interactive stories told by The Storytellers—Bob and Audrey Allison. Audrey uses multiple voices and uncanny vocal effects. Bob accompanies the stories, playing world music on a variety of instruments. There will be opportunities for you to play some of these instruments, including the cuica, berimbau, and udu.

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