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February 2017

Exploring Social Media and Email

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Internet and social media have made it easier than ever to keep in touch with friends and family. Beginning with a brief introduction to email, this class will teach you how to communicate with others online and offer tips on how to be safe while doing so. You will learn the basics about Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Find out what you need to get started with Skype, Google Hangouts and other video calling services.

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[Tech]Knowledgey Thursdays – February 2017

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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robot-rattlesnake

Teens in grades 6-12 can stop by the Main Library on the third Thursday of each month to create awesome robots and try out tech trends! Knowledgey Thursdays explore the world of robotics using Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 base set and software. Bring a friend, grab a kit, and build an army of robots. Want to get even more creative? Use LittleBits to make a unique and cool creation!

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Yes, There is a Michigan Accent

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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46910429

Not only is the Michigan accent real, it is becoming even more distinct from the rest of the United States due to the Northern Cities Vowel Shift—the most significant change in English vowel pronunciation in a thousand years. Author Edward McClelland will discuss the Northern Cities Vowel Shift, the Inland North Accent (spoken by those in the lower Great Lakes region from Rochester to Milwaukee) and the North Central Dialect (spoken by Yoopers in the UP). His recently-published book How…

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Taste of Soul Sunday

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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TOSS16

Join us as we celebrate African American history and culture at Taste of Soul Sunday. Sample African American art, music, literature, history, and food. Performances by Glenda Williams, Kathy Lamar, Sound Proof, and Young Men 4 Christ. Presentations on hair wrapping, African American history in West Michigan, and African American inventors. Free food samples provided by: Malamiah Juice Bar, Daddy Pete's, Big Ed's BBQ and Gursha Ethiopian Restaurant. Free and open to the public. Call 616-988-5400 or visit www.grpl.org/tasteofsoul for…

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

February 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until March 27, 2017
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime after enhances the development of social skills. Free and open to the public.

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Pajama Time for Families

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 27, 2017
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents! For families with children ages birth – 5 years old.

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Pajama Time for Families

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 27, 2017
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents! For families with children ages birth – 5 years old.

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Spanish Pajama Time for Families

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 27, 2017
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents! CLASES DE PRE-LECTURA usando a los métodos de Todos Los Niños Listos Para Leer en Tu Biblioteca PARA FAMILIAS Padres de familia y cuidadores están invitados a traer a sus niños de entre 18 meses y 5 años a participar en esta…

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

February 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until March 28, 2017
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, have fun with related crafts and socialize during playtime. Free and open to the public.

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Pajama Time for Toddlers

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 28, 2017
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents! For toddlers 18 month – 3 years

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