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Virtual Events for Kids

These digital programs will be offered on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

A Special Concert of Music Play with Jim Gill!

Monday, June 22 – 23, 2020
10:00 am | GRPL’s YouTube Channel

*This program will be available for 48 hrs.

Get ready to sing, clap, dance and spin along during this online concert by award-winning musician and author Jim Gill. Jim Gill’s music invites children and caregivers to sing and play together!

Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe

Mondays, June 29 – July 27, 2020
10:00 am | GRPL’s Facebook Page

Enjoy super fun short puppet shows with Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet troupe.

Enjoy a new short video every week.

Comedy Magic with Cameron Zvara

Monday, June 29 – July 27, 2020
10:30 am | GRPL’s Facebook Page and here

Join us online for tons of fun with Comedy Magician & Entertainer Cameron Zvara! Cameron’s shows will be full of mind-blowing magic, comedy, juggling, music, and magic lessons. You won’t want to miss out!

Enjoy a new short video every week.

Get Outside with Blandford Nature Center

Monday, June 29 – July 27, 2020
11:00 am | GRPL’s Facebook Page

Enjoy a quick nature storytime with a Grand Rapids librarian and then go on an outdoor adventure with a Blandford Nature Center educator!

Enjoy a new short video every week.

Alex Thomas and Friends Virtual Animation Workshop

Sunday, July 12, 2020
11:00 am | GRPL’s Facebook Page

Kids 8 and up can learn to create several different animations. Join Alex Thomas and Friends virtually on our Facebook Page.

 *This program will be available for 1 week.

Just Breathe! Parenting with Mindfulness

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm | GRPL’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel

Part 1 | This is an introduction to mindfulness with a focus on parenting. We will learn what mindfulness is, the benefits of a practice, the brain science, how stress affects us and tools, skills and mindfulness practices. A handout is included and recommended for use.

Part 2 | This session continues the idea of building connections with ourselves and our children by using mindfulness skills such as paying attention on purpose. We learn that parenting is a tough job and that we can learn to be more skillful with tools and skills and self compassion practices. We will look at common triggers, brain science and emotions, and parenting tips.