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July 2016

Baffling Bill the Magician

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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POOF! In a brilliant flash, Baffling Bill the Magician arrives with Gus the Bunny to amaze with illusion and comedy, and to celebrate summer reading! Baffling Bill the Magician will teach you feats of magic and will provide you with an amazing bag of tricks that you can take home and perform for friends and family.

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Sports in the Park: Soccer

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jaycee-MacKay Park,
2531 Kalamazoo SE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Have you ever wanted to learn to play a sport but didn’t know where to start? Join us for fun and active sports clinics at some of our beautiful city parks. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and learn how to play a favorite or new sport. There will be food, crafts and lots of great physical activity. Hotdogs and snacks will be provided. For kids ages 5 – 13.

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Beyond the Birds and the Bees at John Ball Park

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John Ball Zoo,
1300 W Fulton St
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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John Ball Zoo's Veterinarian Dr. Ryan Colburn and Animal Care Supervisor Tim Sampson, will guide participants through the world of animal mating behaviors. What animal makes an elaborate “house” filled with shiny gifts to attract a mate? What animal changes its sex in order to procreate? Ryan and Tim will escort you through an after-hours zoo tour and share fascinating facts about some of the animals that live in the zoo and their more unusual mating habits and qualities. For…

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Genealogy Lock-In

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come to the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections department for a free after-hours program just for genealogists! Learn how to use the microfilm reader/scanner/printer, save images, and take advantage of free copying and printing during the event. Use the time to search databases—we will have plenty of computers available or bring your own laptop and use the library’s WiFi network. Bring your genealogy questions or Ancestry and Heritage Quest problems—volunteers will be on hand to assist. Network with other…

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Mini-Golf in the Library

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Fore! Spend a Saturday afternoon with your child at the library—playing golf!?! Spend time with your son, daughter, or special child in your life as the Grand Rapid Public Library temporarily turns into a mini golf course. The Main Library will host an 18-hole mini golf course with holes wrapping around the stacks and hallways on multiple floors. At its heart, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me is about a father’s love for his son. The poetry of his writing…

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August 2016

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until August 1, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 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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Pajama Time!

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 1, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 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!

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Acting Up Theatre

August 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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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Acting Up Theatre

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 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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LGBT Speed Dating for Millennials

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grand Rapids Brewing Company,
1 Ionia SW
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Enjoy a fun-filled night with lots of other singles just like you! Speed daters will have 4-6 minutes to chat with a potential match before moving on to the next. If two people indicate mutual interest, they will be given contact information to schedule a follow-up date. The event is free, but due to space limitations, per-registration is required. Registration opens July 21, 2016. For ages 21 and older.

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