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April 2015

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until April 23, 2015
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 and have fun with related crafts and socialize during playtime.

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Let’s Play! Workshops

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until May 4, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Let’s Play! is a four-week workshop for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers. Let’s Play! teaches the benefits of interactive play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child’s development. Families must attend all four sessions. To register, visit grpl.org/register.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until April 20, 2015
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 and have fun with related crafts and socialize during playtime.

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YMCA Veggie Van

April 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Every week until December 31, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The YMCA Veggie Van is West Michigan’s first and only mobile farmers market. The Veggie Van runs year round, making daily stops in urban neighborhoods throughout Grand Rapids, assuring that fruits and vegetables are available to people who otherwise have limited access to fresh produce. We sell locally grown, top-quality fruits and vegetables at reduced prices. Additionally, we accept SNAP, WIC, and Senior Project Fresh/Market FRESH benefits. Email mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until April 22, 2015
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 and have fun with related crafts and socialize during playtime.

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Music in the Stacks: Ghost Heart

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Since forming six years ago, Ghost Heart has been captivating audiences with its distinctive style of boundary-pushing rock music. The four-piece band released its acclaimed debut album, The Tunnel, in 2011, and had performed extensively throughout the Midwest and East Coast. In late 2014, Ghost Heart released the release of its second album, The Effigy, which, like its predecessor, was recorded to analog tape at the Goon Lagoon in Grand Rapids. It contains whale noises.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until April 23, 2015
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 and have fun with related crafts and socialize during playtime.

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Music for Life!

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Raise you voice in celebration during the week-long DisART Festival! Join music therapists Erinn Epp and Pete Muszkiewicz for an exuberant hour of music and movement. In this interactive concert, get your body moving, hands playing and voices singing. Families of all ages and abilities will experience the joy of music participation in a fun and relaxed setting.

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EatPlayGrow

April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the third Saturday until May 16, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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EatPlayGrow combines the latest science and research to teach children ages 2-5 and their parents how to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Join GRPL and Cherry Health for interactive and engaging lessons that incorporate art-making, storytelling, music and movement activities into fun, hands-on educational lessons about the importance of making positive choices in areas that most affect health: nutrition, physical activity, and, based on emerging medical research, sleep.

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Let’s Play! Workshops

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until May 4, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Let’s Play! is a four-week workshop for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers. Let’s Play! teaches the benefits of interactive play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child’s development. Families must attend all four sessions. To register, visit grpl.org/register.

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