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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Aug
3
Thu

A Construction Creation

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Englehardt Branch

It's building time at the library. Learn how to make a tool belt, listen to stories, build a tower and enjoy other activities centered on construction sites.

Aug
3
Thu

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Aug
3
Thu

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Aug
3
Thu

Apple Users Group

10:00 am to 11:30 am
Cascade Township Branch

Not sure how to use your Apple device? Bring your own MacBook, iPad, iPhone, etc. to the library to learn and share tips about everything from apps to iCloud. Don't own one yet?

Aug
3
Thu

Family Building Bricks Party

11:00 am to 2:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Design, build and bond. Bring the whole family together and create a towering monument using the library's building bricks. The best part? No big mess at home to clean up!

Aug
3
Thu

La hora del cuento para hispanohablantes

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Comstock Park Branch

¡Vengan con los niños a la biblioteca a leer cuentos, cantar y jugar con amigos! Toda la familia es bienvenida, entrada GRATIS.

Aug
3
Thu

Pet Show

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Your pet is a star!  Every critter's a winner in this unique show designed to put the spotlight on your furry, scaly or feathered friend.  All acts must pre-register.

Aug
3
Thu

Teen Zone 2.0 - Escape the Room!

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library.  This week's activity is Escape the Room!

Aug
3
Thu

Can You Think It? Can You Dream It?

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Caledonia Township Branch

Join Kevin and friends in this highly interactive, all ages puppet event where YOU help create the show! In each performance audiences will build stories and songs!

Aug
3
Thu

Teens Cook It!

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Alto Branch

Food enthusiast Mandy Thompson is back to lead you on a fun, food filled cooking adventure. Pre-registration required.

Aug
3
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wyoming Branch

Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity.

Aug
3
Thu

Introduction to Papermaking

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Transform junk mail into decorative sheets of paper in this hands-on program.

Aug
3
Thu

Minecraft Club

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills.

Aug
3
Thu

Marshmallow Madness

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Spencer Township Branch

Think you can create a giant tower using just spaghetti noodles, tape, string and a marshmallow? This will be a team challenge with a prize awarded for the tallest structure.

Aug
3
Thu

Ruff Readers

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program in partnership with West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler.

Aug
3
Thu

Magic with a Smile

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

A fun filled magic show with audience participation, juggling, comedy, illusions, music and fun!  Magic that thrills one minute and leaves the audience roaring with laughter the next.