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West Side Branch

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713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
616.988.5414

Upcoming Events

July 2014

Bilingual Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

July 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Every week until August 1, 2014

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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Chris Linn: America’s Magical Funnyman

July 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Half comedian, half magician and all fun—Chris Linn’s theatrical stage show blends clean comedy and unique magic in an action-packed one-man show. Laugh along with Chris as he uses crazy props, hilarious audience participation, and energetic music and sound effects. It is a show you won’t soon forget!

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Something About Bees

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thornapple Woodlands beekeepers will talk about bees, how they find nectar, how honey is harvested, nutritional honey facts and more! For ages 9-11.

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August 2014

Bilingual Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

August 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Every week until August 1, 2014

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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Mad Scientist Workshop: Soda Geysers

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come and see what really happens when you mix Mentos and other reactors in soda. For ages 12-14.

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Coming Down for a Landing

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about air resistance and gravity while making an awesome parachute! For ages 5-8.

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Mayor’s Book Club for Kids Kick-Off Party

August 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for stories and fun with Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell to kick off another great year of listening and learning! Get your Mayor’s Book Club button, poster, and brochure to keep track and read aloud with the Mayor all year! Refreshments will be served. For kids preschool through 3rd grade.

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