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West Leonard Branch

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1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
616.988.5416

Upcoming Events

August 2015

Real Heroes Read!

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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Comics Workshop with Cartoonist Sam Carbaugh

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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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Greg Lester’s Puppet Adventures: Thumbelina

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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September 2015

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

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

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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