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August 2016

Acting Up Theatre

August 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Charlie the Couch Potato does nothing all day except watch TV, play video games and eat junk food. The problem is that he was planted to become a fat-free potato for fat-free french fries, but he has a lot of fat and has no motivation to lose it. Now, the chef has hired a fitness specialist to whip Charlie into shape. The fitness specialist—Move More Murray—encourages Charlie to put down the snacks and to “move, play and read!”

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until August 3, 2016
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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Acting Up Theatre

August 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Charlie the Couch Potato does nothing all day except watch TV, play video games and eat junk food. The problem is that he was planted to become a fat-free potato for fat-free french fries, but he has a lot of fat and has no motivation to lose it. Now, the chef has hired a fitness specialist to whip Charlie into shape. The fitness specialist—Move More Murray—encourages Charlie to put down the snacks and to “move, play and read!”

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SBDC Social Media Series: Social Media 101

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Looking to enhance your social media skills for business? Come learn from Leandra Williams with the Grand Rapids Small Business Development Center. Using real world examples, this three-part series consists of lectures, hands-on training, and interactive questions-and-answer sessions. Bring your own laptop or tablet to create your own social media accounts. Registration is required.

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Acting Up Theatre

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Charlie the Couch Potato does nothing all day except watch TV, play video games and eat junk food. The problem is that he was planted to become a fat-free potato for fat-free french fries, but he has a lot of fat and has no motivation to lose it. Now, the chef has hired a fitness specialist to whip Charlie into shape. The fitness specialist—Move More Murray—encourages Charlie to put down the snacks and to “move, play and read!”

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Baking with the Ginger Chef

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Reformed Church,
10 College Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Inspired by the book Kitchens of the Great Midwest, join the library and Chef Jen, the Ginger Chef, for an evening of baking. Learn creative baking techniques tailored specifically to the season's freshest ingredients. Recipes include peaches and cream bars, chocolate cheesecake, and mixed fruit pavlova. Registration is required. 

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Summer Storytimes for Families

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Weekly on the same day until August 4, 2016
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to age 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities such as stories, songs, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity.

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Guerilla Cosplay Workshop

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Want to make comics-based costumes inexpensively? Want to cosplay for a comic-con but aren't sure how to make a costume? Attend this workshop and create an easy cosplay costume. Learn tips and tricks on creating a cosplay outfit. Bring some friends and create a costume together. There will be prizes and a fashion show. For grades 6-12.

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Reading the Great Lakes – August 2016

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come explore the Lakes with us! We'll read a range of titles including mystery, history, fiction, and nonfiction all taking place in the Great Lakes region—from Chicago to Cleveland. This book club will be lead by our smart librarians and will take place the first Thursday of every month. Additional copies of the book are available to be checked out on Level 4 of the Main Library. For a complete list of books, visit www.grpl.org/rtgl. August’s selection is Ravens in…

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Baking with the Ginger Chef

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Reformed Church,
10 College Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Inspired by the book Kitchens of the Great Midwest, join the library and Chef Jen, the Ginger Chef, for an evening of baking. Learn creative baking techniques tailored specifically to the season's freshest ingredients. Recipes include peaches and cream bars, chocolate cheesecake, and mixed fruit pavlova. Registration is required. 

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