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April 2014

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 23 @ 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until April 23, 2014
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 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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Backyard Birding

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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So much is known about birds, yet way more is still undiscovered. Join Ed and Phil from the Grand Rapids Audubon Club on an entertaining trip through the world of birds that ends in your own backyard. Learn how birds are distributed across North America and what birds to expect in your yard and when. Discover how to make your own backyard more attractive to birds by choosing the right types of feed and feeders, birdbaths and shelters, and how…

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Let’s Play! Workshops

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Every week until May 1, 2014
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Let’s Play! is a five week workshop for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers. Let’s Play! teaches the benefits of interactive play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child’s development. Families must attend all five sessions. To register, visit grpl.org/register.

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Book and Media Swap

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Stop by and swap your old books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and video games. Bring what you don’t want or need and take something new-to-you to keep.

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Book and Media Swap

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Stop by and swap your old books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and video games. Bring what you don’t want or need and take something new-to-you to keep.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Every week until April 24, 2014
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Every week until April 24, 2014
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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Introduction to the Downtown Market’s Rooftop Greenhouse

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grand Rapids Downtown Market,
432 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Grand Rapids Downtown Market has the honor of housing one of the first rooftop greenhouses in the nation. It is a live space full of herbs and produce available to the small businesses at the Market, as well as for cooking classes and children’s camps. In this special presentation, the Downtown Market’s greenhouse staff will give an introduction to all the features, allow participants to explore the space, and answer questions about greenhouses and home growing.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until April 24, 2014
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard 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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