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Join experts from the law firm of Plachta, Murphy & Associates, P.C. for a free, no obligation, educational presentation on “The Hidden Gems for Veterans” Tuesday, November 5, from 5:30-7:00 pm at the downtown location of the Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St. NE. This presentation is designed specifically for veterans, spouses, caregivers, and […]
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Are you interested in becoming an active volunteer? Come to the downtown Grand Rapids Public Library on Friday, October 18, anytime from 10:00 am until Noon to learn where to contribute your talents and interests to benefit others, your community, and yourself. Senior Leadership Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Public Library are partnering on […]
If you’re at all familiar with Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) you may have seen pictures or small statuettes of well-dressed women skeletons. These are known as Catrinas. The now common figures were made popular by the Mexican printmaker and cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada, when he etched La Calavera Catrina (‘The Elegant […]
Public Seminar in Thoughtful Reading Grand Rapids Public Library’s Main Branch, 4th floor 7-9pm Thursday Evenings from September 26th to November 7th A free public seminar will be meeting weekly at the library to read a few classic short stories to see if they can teach us anything about how to live a good life. […]
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 2 is a Mexican holiday that honors the dead. People build altars called an ofrenda (offering) at home and in cemeteries in remembrance of friends or relatives who have died. Altars contain objects that the deceased liked, for example their favorite drink or food and […]
October is Family History Month and the Local History Department celebrates with a genealogy lock-in! This popular after-hours program fills up quickly! Reserve your spot today for an opportunity to network with other genealogists, take a class or two, and work with volunteers from the Western Michigan Genealogical Society as they help you break through […]