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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 »
9am
Free

GR Reads: The Movies – Hubble 3D

August 17, 2013 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am
Celebration Cinema North,
2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States
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Hubble 3D takes movie-goers on a journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and lets them accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history. The film offers an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy and highlights its […] Find out more »
10am
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Vintage Trailer Show

August 17, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Explore the wide-range of vintage trailers, including Airstreams and other favorites from years past. See the great design and innovations in camping over the years. If you are interested in showing your vintage trailer, please contact Melissa Fox at 616-988-5400 or mfox@grpl.org. Find out more »
3pm

Airstream: Custom Interiors

August 17, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The VanderPloegs bought their first airstream trailer 13 years ago and their third one just two years ago. They are currently in the process of a complete renovation. This program will show some amazing photos of early trailer design and trailering life from the 1920′s in and vintage air streams in particular. Jon will share […] Find out more »
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