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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 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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Mad Scientist Workshop: Fruit and Veggie Batteries

July 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Can fruits and vegetables produce energy? Come make batteries out of lemons and potatoes, hook them up to various things, and see if they produce energy. For ages 12-14.

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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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Mad Scientist Workshop: Fruit and Veggie Batteries

July 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Can fruits and vegetables produce energy? Come make batteries out of lemons and potatoes, hook them up to various things, and see if they produce energy. For ages 12-14.

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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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Chris Linn: America’s Magical Funnyman

July 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Half comedian, half magician and all fun—Chris Linn’s theatrical stage show blends clean comedy and unique magic in an action-packed one-man show. Laugh along with Chris as he uses crazy props, hilarious audience participation, and energetic music and sound effects. It is a show you won’t soon forget!

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Something About Bees

July 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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