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GRPS School Choice Expo

GRPS School Choice Expo

From: http://www.grpublicschools.org

Come learn about the region's largest selection of school choices including Theme Schools, Centers of Innovation, and Neighborhood Schools! This is a family friendly event that include free dinner, kids activities, music and more. Applications are required for theme schools and Centers of Innovation and seats may be limited -- so act now, learn more, and apply today!

Write Michigan deadline is November 30

Write Michigan deadline is November 30

From: http://www.grpl.org/

Have you been busy writing? The Write Michigan short story contest deadline is fast approaching!

Don’t miss your chance to reach a broad audience with your work, get published, and win cash prizes! Writers of all ages are invited to submit their short stories by November 30.

Readers’ Choice and Judges’ Choice cash prizes will be awarded in both the adult and juvenile categories. The top 10 short stories in each age category (18 and older and younger than 18) will be published in a book by Chapbook Press using Schuler Books & Music’s Espresso Book Machine.

Write Michigan – 30 Days To Go!

Write Michigan – 30 Days To Go!

The word is out about Write Michigan, the short story contest sponsored by KDLSchuler Books & Music and the Grand Rapids Public Library.

As of the end of October, hundreds of Michigan residents had uploaded drafts to the Write Michigan website. We expect a deluge of entries as we approach the submission deadline on November 30.

Halloween safety tips from Kent County Sheriff Dept

Halloween safety tips from Kent County Sheriff Dept

To ensure this Halloween is safe for your children, Sheriff Stelma offers the following safety tips:

- Costumes should be short enough to prevent tripping. Masks should not be too restrictive with adequate holes for proper respiration and peripheral vision. Consider using cosmetics to create fun or scary faces instead of masks.

- Watch costumed children around pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.
Avoid hard, sharp props, opting instead for items made of foam rubber which is soft and flexible.

- To help make the child more visible after dark, trick-or-treaters should carry a brightly colored bag, a flashlight or glow stick. Add reflective tape to your child’s costume.

All GRPL locations closed Monday, Nov 12

All GRPL locations closed Monday, Nov 12

From: http://www.grpl.org

All Grand Rapids Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2012 for a staff inservice.

Warm up at the Library after the Santa Parade!

Warm up at the Library after the Santa Parade!

From: http://www.grpl.org

Santa Claus is coming to town, our town, on Saturday, November 17. He’ll glide down the streets in the morning of Grand Rapids as part of the annual Art Van Santa Parade. After your noses are numbed and your holiday cheer levels heightened, stroll over to the Main Library with the whole family to enjoy Santa’s Workshop!

All events will be located on Level 2 of the Main Library. We’ll have holiday crafts for kids ages 3 to 101. Peek into the Youth Computer Training Center for a chance to create some homemade holiday goodness!

Head down to the Storytime Room for a fabulous line-up of special holiday flavored events:

10:30 am
Santa himself will share the history of Christmas in Grand Rapids with kids!

11:00 am

Hispanic Month Celebration

Hispanic Month Celebration

The KROC Center located at 2500 S. Division Avenue in Grand Rapids is showcasing a special celebration of the Hispanic culture on October 12-14, 2012.

The celebration weekend begins on Friday, October 12 at 7pm with Family Night. Saturday, October 13 takes off at 2pm where the family can enjoy carnival games, a Piñata, Bounce Houses, activities & food with a 4pm Magic Show and a 5pm Folkloric Festival with music & traditional dances.  And to finish the celebration on Sunday, October 14 is a Bilingual Worship Service at 10am.

For more information call, (616)588-7200 or go on-line to www.grkroccenter.org