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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
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 »
Free

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 1, 2013 - August 31, 2013
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 »
10am
Free

Dr. Dirt: The Art of the Soil

July 18, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Van Belkum Branch,
1563 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Did you know that the first paints ever created came from soil?  Dr. Dirt will make crayons and paint with soil in this interactive program. Find out more »
Free

Animals Under the Surface

July 18, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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John Ball Zoo will bring live animals that dig, burrow, and/or live “under the surface.” Find out more »
2pm
Free

Dr. Dirt: The Art of the Soil

July 18, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Did you know that the first paints ever created came from soil?  Dr. Dirt will make crayons and paint with soil in this interactive program. Find out more »
4pm
Free

Steampunk Mousetrap Message Clips

July 18, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Come test your knowledge or learn more about the subculture of Steampunk as you redesign mouse traps using the Steampunk theme. Find out more »
7pm
Free

Grand Rapids’ Secret Societies

July 18, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Sons of Malta, Knights of the Golden Eagle, Knights Templar—all names that ring forth from medieval times, right? Wrong! These are just a few of the secret societies of Grand Rapids that have helped make our city what it is today! Tim Gleisner, Manager of GRPL’s Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department, will […] Find out more »
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