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May 2015

2015 Summer Reading Challenge

May 26 - September 6
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

Reading is your super power. You can leap stacks of books in a single bound. You rescue friends from boredom by lending them a good book. Now you face your greatest challenge—reading as many books as you can before the end of the summer. Set your own reading goal and keep track of the books you read. How many books will your super powers help you read before school starts? 7? 49? 163? Read 15 minutes or more every day…

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June 2015

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 1 - August 31
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present the sixth annual GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, or join your neighbors for fun, informative programs that are inspired by the books. For a complete list of books and events, visit www.grpl.org/grreads or stop by any GRPL library.

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Cartoonists of Grand Rapids Exhibit

June 15 - August 15
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn about cartoonists from Grand Rapids and their work in this new exhibit drawn from the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department. View biographies and artwork from Ray Barnes, Kreigh Collins, Jaro Hess, Orville Bulman and Gertrude Van Houten. Various books and publications from our archives, such Barnes’ Razzin’ the Rapids and Collins’ Do You Know Michigan, will also be available for study.

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July 2015
Free

Genealogy Lock-In

July 31 @ 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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August 2015

Author Visit: Tobin Buhk

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Local author Tobin T. Buhk will share stories of murder and mayhem involving a prominent West Michigan family. His latest book Poisoning the Pecks examines the murder plot that Arthur Warren Waite attempted to execute in order to inherit his wife’s family fortune. Buhk will discuss how he researched the family, the crime, the investigation and punishment. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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Real Heroes Read!

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Join zany performers and authors David Anthony and Charles David Classman to celebrate that writers are today’s wizards, learn how to gift-wrap your writing, and enjoy juggling. David and Charles are the authors of the three series, Mystery Underground, Heroes A2Z, and Knightscares.

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YMCA Veggie Van

August 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Real Heroes Read!

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join zany performers and authors David Anthony and Charles David Classman to celebrate that writers are today’s wizards, learn how to gift-wrap your writing, and enjoy juggling. David and Charles are the authors of the three series, Mystery Underground, Heroes A2Z, and Knightscares.

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Real Heroes Read!

August 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Join zany performers and authors David Anthony and Charles David Classman to celebrate that writers are today’s wizards, learn how to gift-wrap your writing, and enjoy juggling. David and Charles are the authors of the three series, Mystery Underground, Heroes A2Z, and Knightscares.

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Real Heroes Read!

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join zany performers and authors David Anthony and Charles David Classman to celebrate that writers are today’s wizards, learn how to gift-wrap your writing, and enjoy juggling. David and Charles are the authors of the three series, Mystery Underground, Heroes A2Z, and Knightscares.

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Stepping into Silence with Eugenia Marve

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This introductory program is designed to enhance your life, focusing on your inner wisdom, clarity and intuition for personal achievement. Eugenia is an award-winning educator, international artist, motivational speaker and gifted Intuitive/Psychic. She will discuss understanding the spirit within; the importance of visualization and attitude in creating positive outcomes; techniques that promote clarity and reduce stress; meditation for healing body, mind and spirit; understanding and utilizing the benefits of intuition; and a demonstration of intuitive/psychic readings. There will be a…

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Life Underground: Work in Michigan’s Historic Copper Mines

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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So just what is the difference between a timberman and a lander? Michigan has a long history of underground mining. Thousands flocked to Michigan’s “Copper Country” for paying work in its copper mines, and today people still visit the Keweenaw Peninsula to explore the area’s rich copper mining heritage. Join us for this illustrated presentation by Erik Nordberg, former archivist at Michigan Technological University. Explore the variety of work men did in the underground world—everything from drilling and mucking to…

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Reading the Great Lakes

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come explore the Lakes with us! We’ll read a range of titles including mystery, history, fiction, and nonfiction all taking place in the Great Lakes region—from Chicago to Cleveland. This book club will be lead by our smart librarians and will take place the first Thursday of every month. Additional copies of the book are available to be checked out on Level 4 of the Main Library. For a complete list of books, visit www.grpl.org/rtgl. August’s selection is Annie’s Ghosts…

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The Raptor Experience

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Have you seen an owl up close or wondered what makes a raptor such a flawless hunter? Lake Milton Raptor Education Center will bring several live birds of prey, including an eagle, hawk, falcon, owl and their handlers. Learn how these fine-tuned hunters use their skills to rule the sky. Discover the birds of prey that live around you and how to live alongside them in harmony.

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Comics Workshop with Cartoonist Sam Carbaugh

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Sam Carbaugh, a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies and author of the recently published, Comics! Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning, will teach you how to create your very own comics! Learn how to draw basic comic characters and how to create, publish, and distribute your own minicomics! All drawing levels are encouraged to attend. For sixth grade and older.

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Green Gold!

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Logging of the White Pine was Michigan’s wealthiest and most important industry in the 19th century. Michigan’s White Pine helped build the transcontinental railroad, towns and farms in the Midwest, rebuild Chicago after the Great Fire, and was also shipped to Europe. Learn from lumber historian Rob Burg about the importance of the White Pine lumber industry, the work of the “Shantyboys,” life in the logging camps, and how Michigan was affected by the lumber industry.

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YMCA Veggie Van

August 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Animal Hero Tales!

August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Experience animal hero tales with Animal Encounters. Stories include There is an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer with the pages displayed on a nine foot video screen. After the stories, meet the live animals featured and even touch them!

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Greg Lester’s Puppet Adventures: Thumbelina

August 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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A very small girl goes for a walk in the forest and is unknowingly led on a magnificent journey of inner discovery and self-worth. She finds that she is a hero and that great strength comes in small packages. Dreams are right in front of those who are willing to find them.

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Greg Lester’s Puppet Adventures: Thumbelina

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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A very small girl goes for a walk in the forest and is unknowingly led on a magnificent journey of inner discovery and self-worth. She finds that she is a hero and that great strength comes in small packages. Dreams are right in front of those who are willing to find them.

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Women of Color: Leading the Way in the Workplace

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This interactive panel discussion will feature women of color from our community with a range of experiences and voices. Panelists will share stories and talk about what it means to be a woman of color in the workplace. How do you find and work with a mentor? How do you face barriers or overcome biases? How can our community support women of color? What does it take to lead fearlessly? This open and honest discussion will foster dialog and bring…

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YMCA Veggie Van

August 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Impressive Bicycle Repair

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Do you have a bicycle that could use a tune up but don’t know a spoke wrench from a tire lever? Spoke Folks is a bicycle co-op designed to make cycling accessible to everyone. This class will teach you everything you need to keep your bike in top condition and impress everyone with your skills.

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Guerilla Cosplay Workshop

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Want to make comics-based costumes inexpensively? Want to cosplay for a comic-con but aren’t sure yet how to make a costume? Attend this workshop and create an easy cosplay costume. Michelle White, Grand Rapids Comic-Con Costume Coordinator, will give tips and tricks on creating a cosplay outfit. Bring some friends to create a costume together. There will be prizes and a fashion show at the end. For grades 9-12.

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Summer Reading Challenge Finisher Party

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Superhero families and children unite and enjoy fun with Little Nell and her Family Flea Circus offering balloon sculpting, juggling, big book reading, and face painting by Grandma Turtle. Gamers of Hero’s Quest come to Animal Alliance Main Headquarters for a last meeting with your fellow superheroes. Use your ultimate superpower for your last mission.

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YMCA Veggie Van

August 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Find Out More About the Peace Corps

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Change lives, including your own, by serving in the Peace Corps. You will make a difference for a community in need, gain cross-cultural skills and field experience for your career, and bring your global perspective back home to share with others. Join former Peace Corps volunteer Meghan Costello and other Grand Rapids native as they share their Peace Corps stories. Learn about volunteer experiences, get your questions answered, and hear tips to guide you through the application process.

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September 2015

YMCA Veggie Van

September 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Reading the Great Lakes

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come explore the Lakes with us! We’ll read a range of titles including mystery, history, fiction, and nonfiction all taking place in the Great Lakes region—from Chicago to Cleveland. This book club will be lead by our smart librarians and will take place the first Thursday of every month. Additional copies of the book are available to be checked out on Level 4 of the Main Library. For a complete list of books, visit www.grpl.org/rtgl. September’s selection is The Time…

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Closed for Labor Day

The Madison Square, Ottawa Hills, Van Belkum & West Side Branches are closed for Labor Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, September, 8.

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Closed for Labor Day

September 7
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

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

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YMCA Veggie Van

September 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Community Resource & Senior Volunteer Fair

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are you interested in learning about volunteer opportunities? Join us at the Community Resource & Senior Volunteer Fair. This open house event will bring together over 25 local organizations and feature information on community resources and volunteer opportunities for seniors. Registration is requested. Please call 616-222-7042 to sign up.

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Pajama Time!

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every week until November 2, 2015
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 lullabies, and get those wiggles out before bed. For toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Great for working parents!

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YMCA Veggie Van

September 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

September 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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 Babies

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

September 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 5, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 7, 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 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 Kids

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 7, 2015
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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Pajama Time!

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 2, 2015
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 lullabies, and get those wiggles out before bed. For toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Great for working parents!

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YMCA Veggie Van

September 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

September 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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 Babies

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

September 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 5, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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When to Keep Secrets and When to Tell Truths: the Nuances of Writing About Your Family and Their History

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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After 15 years researching the stories and letters of her German-Jewish family from the Holocaust, author Barbara Stark-Nemon preserves their legacy in her debut novel, Even in Darkness. As a child, Stark-Nemon grew up listening to her grandfather’s unforgettable tales of their family’s former life in Europe. One story intrigued her more than any other: How did her grandfather’s sister, who did not escape during the Holocaust, manage to survive, and why had she remained in Germany living with a…

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 7, 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 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 Kids

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 7, 2015
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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Pajama Time!

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 2, 2015
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 lullabies, and get those wiggles out before bed. For toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Great for working parents!

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YMCA Veggie Van

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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 Babies

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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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October 2015

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

October 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 5, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 7, 2015
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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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 7, 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 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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Pajama Time!

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 2, 2015
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 lullabies, and get those wiggles out before bed. For toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Great for working parents!

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YMCA Veggie Van

October 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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 Babies

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

October 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 5, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 7, 2015
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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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 7, 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 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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Pajama Time!

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 2, 2015
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 lullabies, and get those wiggles out before bed. For toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Great for working parents!

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YMCA Veggie Van

October 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

October 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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 Babies

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

October 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 5, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 7, 2015
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.

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 7, 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 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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Pajama Time!

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 2, 2015
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 lullabies, and get those wiggles out before bed. For toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Great for working parents!

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YMCA Veggie Van

October 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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 Babies

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

October 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 5, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 7, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
+ Google Map

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 Kids

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 7, 2015
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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Pajama Time!

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 2, 2015
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 lullabies, and get those wiggles out before bed. For toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Great for working parents!

Find out more »

YMCA Veggie Van

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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 Babies

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

October 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 5, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
+ Google Map

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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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 7, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
+ Google Map

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 Kids

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 7, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

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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November 2015

Pajama Time!

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 2, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

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 lullabies, and get those wiggles out before bed. For toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Great for working parents!

Find out more »

YMCA Veggie Van

November 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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 Babies

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 4, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

November 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 5, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
+ Google Map

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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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 7, 2015
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.

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 7, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

YMCA Veggie Van

November 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

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

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Closed for Staff Inservice

November 11
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

All locations are closed for a Staff Inservice. Regular hours resume tomorrow.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 7, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

YMCA Veggie Van

November 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

November 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 7, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

YMCA Veggie Van

November 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

Closed for Thanksgiving Day

November 26
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

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

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

November 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 7, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

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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