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January 2017

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

January 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until March 29, 2017
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

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until March 29, 2017
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

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until March 29, 2017
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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Speak to a Geek: Drop-In Computer Help Sessions

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 17, 2017
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device to training in spreadsheets or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

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Speak Up GR: Fake News in the Headlines

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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SpeakUp-GR

Americans have been left confused about basic facts of current events due to fake news stories being widely shared. What are some best practices people can use while reading articles online? Should it be a platform’s responsibility to help prevent the spread of fake news? How do we instill critical thinking skills in the average American adult population? In this interactive discussion, panelists will examine how false news stories spread and why people believe them. Panelists include Grand Rapids Business…

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

January 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until March 30, 2017
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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Discovering the Internet

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Using the Internet can be an intimidating experience for many people. In this class, you will learn how the Internet works and basic definitions for the most common Internet terms. Discover tips and tricks on how to protect your information and identity while searching, shopping and surfing the web.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until March 29, 2017
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 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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[Tech]Knowledgey Thursdays – January 2017

January 19 @ 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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Music in the Stacks: Tom Hymn

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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tomhymn

Have a musical interlude in the library! As you browse the collection, enjoy a performance by Tom Hymn. Tom Hymn has played in bands like The Soil and the Sun and The Muteflutes before launching his solo career with his debut indie album Early Magic. His work explores the human condition in the same style as Bob Dylan, Paleo, Neutral Milk Hotel and Devendra Banhart. His new record Tom Hymn's Tangerine Dream drops in the winter of 2017.

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