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10:00 am

Mindstorm Saturdays

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 30, 2020

Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Kids ages 10 and up can explore robotics every Saturday at the library. Using Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits, these hands-on robotics teach essential coding skills, problem solving and more. This is a self-guided, drop-in event. Team members from Team Asteroids 14486 will be available to offer instruction on building and programming robots.

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10:30 am

Let’s Create with Bestselling Author David Wiesner

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch, 2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States

Spend the morning with David Wiesner, the author and illustrator of beloved picture books Flotsam and Mr. Wuffles!. Learn about the power of wordless art and help create a masterpiece that will be displayed for the whole community. A book signing will follow the presentation. This event is co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

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Social Justice Begins with Me: A Book Club for Kids

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Children ages 4-11 can explore social justice topics that impact their daily lives through children's literature. GVSU, GRPL and community volunteers a will read children's books on that month's social justice topic (e.g. celebrating diversity, gender, equity, disability). After the book readings, we discuss the month's social justice topic in small groups and enjoy a […]

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11:00 am

Storytimes for Families

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 16, 2019

Yankee Clipper Branch, 2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18-months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy rich activities such as stories, songs, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity.

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12:00 pm

Storytime at the Farmers Market

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until November 9, 2019

Martin Luther King Park, 900 Fuller Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States

Join us for a very special storytime at Martin Luther King Jr. Park! We will read stories, sing songs, and have activities and information on library programs. Come join us at the South East Area Farmers Market!

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1:00 pm

Lego Block Party

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Kids 6 and up can explore engineering, art, math, and other core concepts using Legos and other building blocks. Each month will feature a building challenge to teach critical thinking, problem solving, decision making and more. This is a self-guided, drop-in event. This month’s challenge: Design your dream school.

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