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March 2017

Kid’s Joke Time

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Kids are invited to take the stage during LaughFest through Kids Joke Time. Young comedians are encouraged to gather their favorite jokes and take the mic. What ensues makes this one of the most entertaining events during the festival. This is a free event for all to attend.

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Music in the Stacks: PARTS

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Have a musical interlude in the library! As you browse the collection, enjoy a performance by PARTS. PARTS is a two-piece electronic band that incorporates vocals, synthesizers, drum machines and samples. Their first release, a self-titled cassette EP, was released in September 2015.

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Amazing Worlds: Fantasy Writing with H.M. Bouwman

March 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In this 1 ½ hour workshop, teens ages 10 and up will talk and write fantasy with novelist H.M. Bouwman. Discover world building, magical and fantasy elements, characters, and plot. During the workshop teens will write and leave with ideas for a story of their own.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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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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Cooking Matters

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In partnership with the YMCA, the library is pleased to offer Cooking Matters, a six-week nutritional education program that fights hunger by teaching families how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Participants will learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best possible nourishment to their families. Class participants will assist in food preparation during the class and will receive recipes, books, and handouts as well as a bag of…

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Pajama Time for Toddlers

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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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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Pajama Time for Families

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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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! For families with children ages birth – 5 years old.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

March 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Seymour Branch, 2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

March 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Yankee Clipper Branch, 2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

March 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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West Leonard Branch, 1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 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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