Calendar of Events
May 11, 2013
Reading is important for the whole family! Come get geared up for the Summer Reading Challenge! There will be a musical performance from WaZoBia, local speakers, crafts, contests, snacks, prizes, and a book giveaway.
Designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and some experience with using the mouse, GRPL offers a wide variety of electronic resources from research databases to access to the Michigan Electronic Library catalog (MELCAT). Find out how to search the library’s catalog and place holds, access ebooks, request items through MELCAT and surf GRPLpedia, the library’s wiki.
Are you interested in a career in illustration or graphic design? Learn how to write a script for a graphic novel, comic, or manga. Get tips on basic comic layout for story design. Students will create a comic strip by the end of the workshop. Basic computer skills required. Registration is required.
Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschool children ages 3-5, 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. Everything in the class will be conducted in both English and Spanish.
May 9, 2013
Parents and child care providers will learn tips for more pleasant mealtimes. The importance of family-style meals will be reviewed along with the ages and stages of feeding development. Participants will learn that picky eating is common (and frustrating!) and what strategies will help and those that hinder children’s acceptance of new foods.
It is Children’s Book Week and the library has partnered with the Cook Art Center to explore the interactive book Press Here by Herve Tullet. Hear the book and then do an art project based on the book with an artist from the Cook Art Center operated by Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities.
It’s your move, teens! Join us every month to learn and play a variety of modern and classic board games. Bring your friends and show off your mad board gaming skills. Check out new games too.
You might be lightning-fast at texting but how are your typing skills? Don’t let lack of training slow down your ability to crank out research papers, short stories, and novels.
This 9-session class will get you up to speed in just one month. Learn to love your homekeys and type your way through the alphabet without peeking at the keyboard. Space is limited so sign up today.
Registration required: www.grpl.org/register.
Designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and some experience with using the mouse, this class covers the basics of internet security from protecting your computer against malware and virus attacks, configuring your computer security and firewall settings to protecting your personal information online. After taking this class, you’ll have a basic understanding of the importance of internet security.
May 8, 2013
Designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and some experience with using the mouse, this class covers the basics of the Internet and will give participants a better understanding of the technology that is reshaping our world and our community. After taking this class, you’ll feel more comfortable taking advantage of resources on the Internet.