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Yankee Clipper Branch

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2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
616.988.5415

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June 2015

Superhero Sign Up for Summer Reading

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Participate in superhero crafts and get signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Learn more about the Hero’s Quest and our amazing programs and events going on throughout the summer.

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Greg Lester’s Puppet Adventures: Jack and the Beanstalk

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This handcrafted puppet play tells the story of Jack. Jack becomes a hero when he climbs up a magical beanstalk and begins a spectacular journey up through the clouds. Jack discovers a magnificent castle with golden geese, hoards of riches, a magical singing harp, and a cruel and goofy giant. Jack learns there is more to himself than he had ever guessed. BOOM! BOOM! Save the harp quick, Jack, the giant is coming!

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EatPlayGrow

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the third Saturday until July 18, 2015

EatPlayGrow combines the latest science and research to teach children ages 2-5 and their parents how to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Join GRPL and Cherry Health for interactive and engaging lessons that incorporate art-making, storytelling, music and movement activities into fun, hands-on educational lessons about the importance of making positive choices in areas that most affect health: nutrition, physical activity, and, based on emerging medical research, sleep.

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Percussion Virtuoso: Bill Vits

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Principal Percussionist for the Grand Rapids Symphony, Bill Vits will share the world of percussion through performance, audience interaction, and demonstration of a variety of instruments.

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July 2015

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until July 30, 2015

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. Families with infants – preschoolers welcome.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until July 30, 2015

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. Families with infants – preschoolers welcome.

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EatPlayGrow

July 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the third Saturday until July 18, 2015

EatPlayGrow combines the latest science and research to teach children ages 2-5 and their parents how to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Join GRPL and Cherry Health for interactive and engaging lessons that incorporate art-making, storytelling, music and movement activities into fun, hands-on educational lessons about the importance of making positive choices in areas that most affect health: nutrition, physical activity, and, based on emerging medical research, sleep.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until July 30, 2015

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. Families with infants – preschoolers welcome.

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The Remarkable Mr. Tosh and Other Puppet Vignettes

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe as they share stories of some uncommon heroes through music, movement, and wordplay.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until July 30, 2015

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. Families with infants – preschoolers welcome.

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