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June 2015

Percussion Virtuoso: Bill Vits

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Principal Percussionist for the Grand Rapids Symphony, Bill Vits will share the world of percussion through performance, audience interaction, and demonstration of a variety of instruments.

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Percussion Virtuoso: Bill Vits

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Principal Percussionist for the Grand Rapids Symphony, Bill Vits will share the world of percussion through performance, audience interaction, and demonstration of a variety of instruments.

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Percussion Virtuoso: Bill Vits

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Principal Percussionist for the Grand Rapids Symphony, Bill Vits will share the world of percussion through performance, audience interaction, and demonstration of a variety of instruments.

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July 2015

Comics Workshop with Cartoonist Sam Carbaugh

July 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Sam Carbaugh, a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies and author of the recently published, Comics! Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning, will teach you how to create your very own comics! Learn how to draw basic comic characters and how to create, publish, and distribute your own minicomics! All drawing levels are encouraged to attend. For first through fifth graders.

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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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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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