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Mary Chase Perry Stratton: Journey of a Pioneering Spirit Exhibit

September 15, 2012 - December 14, 2012
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Founded in 1903, Pewabic Pottery has an 110-year legacy through its nationally renowned vessels, tiles and architectural ornamentation. This exhibit tells the story of Mary Chase Perry Stratton, Pewabic Pottery’s founder, her unique vision and her role in the history of Detroit. It also explores the growth of the Arts & Crafts movement in America […] Find out more »

Words ‘R’ Us Exhibit

September 17, 2012 - October 19, 2012
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In the spring of 2012, an 8th grade journalism class from Southwest Community Campus School, working with Cook Arts Center and The Rapidian, completed a project called Words-Are-Us. The work combined art and journalism and explored current issues of immigration and injustice Find out more »

Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Exhibit

October 1, 2012 - October 31, 2012
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, GA after learning about the Scouting movement in Great Britain. 100 years later, there are Girl Scout troops all over the country. Locally, the first Girl Scout troop in Grand Rapids was started in 1914. Today, nearly 11,000 girls in 30 counties […] Find out more »
10:00 am

Funding the Writer’s Life: One Author’s Journey

October 13, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Beyond the sage advice to just not quit your day job, how exactly does today’s writer fund her literary pursuits? One answer—diversify your sources of income. Author Mardi Link has been published by a university press, freelanced for local and regional publications, received grants, written for free, and even used Kickstarter, a new crowd-sourcing website, […] Find out more »
11:00 am

Lego Contest

October 13, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Come show us your coolest Lego creation. Kids in preschool – 6th grade will have one hour to build something unique out of Legos. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: preschool-kindergarten, Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6. Creations will be judged by representatives from Bricks for Kidz. Find out more »

Local Author Book Fair

October 13, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come and meet over 25 local authors! Discover new books and talk one-on-one with local authors about the books they have written. Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

October 13, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until November 17, 2012
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschool children, ages 3 to 5, to 45-minute classes featuring literacy-rich activities such as interactive storytelling using puppets, dramatic play, and hands-on fun. Related songs, fingerplays, and activities are interspersed between books. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity. Find out more »
3:00 pm

Adult Computer Class: Basic Word Processing

October 13, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This class is designed for those who have some experience with using the mouse. This class covers the basics of using a word processing program similar to Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. You’ll learn such fundamentals as simple document formatting, saving, and printing.  This class is for true beginners to word processing. Find out more »
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