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December 2014

Closed for Christmas Eve

December 24
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

All locations are closed for Christmas Eve. Regular hours resume Friday, December 26.

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Closed for Christmas Day

December 25
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

All locations are closed for Christmas Day. Regular hours resume tomorrow.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

December 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until December 26, 2014
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, to 45-minute classes featuring literacy-rich activities such as interactive storytelling using puppets, dramatic play, and hands-on fun. Related songs, fingerplays, and activities are interspersed between books. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity.

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Main Library Closed

December 28
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Every week until December 28, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Main Library is closed today. Regular Sunday hours resume in January.

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Closed at 6:00 pm for New Year’s Eve

December 31
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

All locations close at 6:00 pm for New Year’s Eve. Regular hours resume Friday, January 2.

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January 2015

Closed for New Year’s Day

January 1, 2015
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

All locations are closed for New Year’s Day. Regular hours resume tomorrow.

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One Book, One City for Kids

January 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program that encourages all 5th graders in the city to read and discuss the same book. The program also strives to encourage a lifelong love of reading among students, to inspire readers to bring story ideas and themes to life through discussion, and to build collaborative ties between public libraries, school libraries, and area schools. This year the entire city will be reading One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

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YMCA Veggie Van

January 6, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Every week
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The YMCA Veggie Van is West Michiganā€™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. EmailĀ svanderzanden@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience

January 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Our Fires Still Burn is a one-hour documentary about the lives of contemporary Native American role models in the Midwest. The film examines the myth that American Indians have disappeared from the American horizon, and reveals how they continue to persist, heal from the past, confront the challenges of today, keep their culture alive, and make great contributions to society. Their experiences will touch both Natives and non-Natives and help build bridges of understanding, respect and communication. A question and…

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

January 7, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until January 28, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, to 45-minute classes featuring literacy-rich activities such as interactive storytelling using puppets, dramatic play, and hands-on fun. Related songs, fingerplays, and activities are interspersed between books. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity.

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