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Archives A to Z Exhibit

April 8, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come explore the unique treasures found in the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department of the Grand Rapids Public Library. Using letters, business documents, personal recollections, scrapbooks, photographs and other items, this exhibit explores unusual and little known stories of Grand Rapids history using the 390 processed collections and over one million photographs held […] Find out more »
Free

Summer Reading Challenge for Kids and Teens

May 28, 2013 - August 31, 2013
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Are you up to the challenge this summer? Are you ready to dig into some good books? Will you discover what lies beneath the surface of that book cover? The Grand Rapids Public Library challenges all kids in the city under the age of 18 to read. The more levels you complete, the more prizes […] Find out more »
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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 1, 2013 - August 31, 2013
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Summer is here and it is time to take another journey down the road of great books. Our smart librarians have picked ten books that will take you to unexpected places and have planned unique events that will have you exploring our exceptional community. So pack your library bag full of books and grab a […] Find out more »
11:00 am
Free

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

June 20, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until June 27, 2013
Ottawa Hills Branch,
1150 Giddings SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 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 »
7:00 pm
Free

Author Visit: Mark Binelli Talks Detroit City

June 20, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join our special guest Mark Binelli as he reads from his book, Detroit City Is the Place to Be. Binelli will highlight some of the movements taking place among the post-industrial landscape of Detroit. Like a blank canvas, Detroit is beginning to be seen by many as a place of possibility. While some see empty […] Find out more »
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