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November 2014

Teen Poetry Club

November 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Saturday until December 6, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Led by the Youth Literacy Association, a student run organization that teaches the art of slam poetry, teens will learn to write and perform their own poems.

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NaNoWriMo Workshop

November 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Want to write a novel in November? Join the library for our Young Writer’s program. We will help you set up a NaNoWriMo goal and discuss how to stay motivated throughout the month. Teen novelists will enjoy a distraction-free space to pen their novel. Snacks will be provided.

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December 2014

Teen Poetry Club

December 6 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Saturday until December 6, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Led by the Youth Literacy Association, a student run organization that teaches the art of slam poetry, teens will learn to write and perform their own poems.

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ACT Prep Workshop

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A good score on the ACT can help you get into the college of your choice. Wendy Marty, professional Academic Coach, will show you techniques and tips to raise your ACT score. The workshop includes content review, reading comprehension techniques, testing tactics, and specific ACT strategies. Each participant will take home a free copy of Barron’s ACT. Snacks will be provided to keep you fueled during the workshop. Stick around for pizza after all your hard work. This free program…

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Winter Reading Challenge

December 15, 2014 - February 28, 2015
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

The weather outside is frightful, which makes it the perfect time to settle in with a good book. Sign up for the Winter Reading Challenge, select the number of books you are going to challenge yourself to read or listen to before the end of February, and win prizes! Great for the whole family! So what’s your number? This program is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. Consider a gift today!

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January 2015

One Book, One City for Kids

January 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program that encourages all 5th graders in the city to read and discuss the same book. The program also strives to encourage a lifelong love of reading among students, to inspire readers to bring story ideas and themes to life through discussion, and to build collaborative ties between public libraries, school libraries, and area schools. This year the entire city will be reading One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

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Crazy Book Trailer Workshops

January 14, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Do you want hands-on experience filming or recording a video book trailer? Want some help finding free apps to edit your work? This workshop will show you how! iPad minis will be available for you to work with. For 5th-8th graders.

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Teen Poetry Club

January 17, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Bi-weekly on Saturday
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Led by the Youth Literacy Association, a student-run organization that teaches the art of slam poetry, teens will learn to write and perform their own poems.

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One Crazy Family Feud: 1968 Revisited

January 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Middle schoolers – bring your friends to compete in this zany game. Prove how smart you are by reading the One Book, One City for Kids 2015 pick One Crazy Summer and learn about 1968. Then compete to win prizes based on what you have learned.

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Teen Poetry Club

January 31, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Bi-weekly on Saturday
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Led by the Youth Literacy Association, a student-run organization that teaches the art of slam poetry, teens will learn to write and perform their own poems.

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