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April 2014

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until April 23, 2014
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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Let’s Build

April 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Come construct some spring break fun at the library! Kids can explore different types of building materials—everything from LEGOs to recycled material—and create something as unique as they are! Then, they can tell participants all about what they built.

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Let’s Build

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Come construct some spring break fun at the library! Kids can explore different types of building materials—everything from LEGOs to recycled material—and create something as unique as they are! Then, they can tell participants all about what they built.

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YMCA Veggie Van

April 8 @ 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 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 svanderzanden@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until April 22, 2014
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.

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Adult Computer Class: Internet Security 101

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Knowing how to protect your computer against virus attacks and how to safeguard your personal information while online can be overwhelming. Let us give you a better understanding of basic Internet security.

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Let’s Build

April 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come construct some spring break fun at the library! Kids can explore different types of building materials—everything from LEGOs to recycled material—and create something as unique as they are! Then, they can tell participants all about what they built.

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Spring Break Children’s Book Sale

April 7
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Friends of the Library will be hosting a mini-book sale of children and teen fiction and nonfiction books. A wide selection and great prices. All proceeds benefit the Grand Rapids Public Library.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until April 26, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 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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Creative Movement

April 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until April 26, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This unique library-based program allows kids ages 3-6 to be creative physically as well as mentally. The first thirty minutes focus on dance movements, including rhythm and coordination. Following the class will be the library’s Pre-Reading Class for Kids. Parent/guardian participation is required. Space is limited. Register by calling 616-456-3232 x 4 or by visiting www.recreationgr.us.

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