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June 2015

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 1 - August 31
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present the sixth annual GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, or join your neighbors for fun, informative programs that are inspired by the books. For a complete list of books and events, visit www.grpl.org/grreads or stop by any GRPL library.

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YMCA Veggie Van

June 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Every week until December 31, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The YMCA Veggie Van is West Michigan’s first and only mobile farmers market. The Veggie Van runs year round, making daily stops in urban neighborhoods throughout Grand Rapids, assuring that fruits and vegetables are available to people who otherwise have limited access to fresh produce. We sell locally grown, top-quality fruits and vegetables at reduced prices. Additionally, we accept SNAP, WIC, and Senior Project Fresh/Market FRESH benefits. Email mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Reading the Great Lakes

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come explore the Lakes with us! We’ll read a range of titles including mystery, history, fiction, and nonfiction all taking place in the Great Lakes region—from Chicago to Cleveland. This book club will be led by our smart librarians and will take place the first Thursday of every month. Additional copies of the book are available to be checked out on Level 4 of the Main Library. For a complete list of books, visit www.grpl.org/rtgl. June’s selection is A Woman…

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YMCA Veggie Van

June 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The YMCA Veggie Van is West Michigan’s first and only mobile farmers market. The Veggie Van runs year round, making daily stops in urban neighborhoods throughout Grand Rapids, assuring that fruits and vegetables are available to people who otherwise have limited access to fresh produce. We sell locally grown, top-quality fruits and vegetables at reduced prices. Additionally, we accept SNAP, WIC, and Senior Project Fresh/Market FRESH benefits. Email mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Free

Ghost Stories for Grown Ups

June 15 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center,
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Isn’t there something creepy about the woods at night? The deep shadows, the unseen lurking in the brush. Join us around the campfire for a night of ghost stories that will send shivers down your spine. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair, leave the kids at home, and hear terrorizing tales from storytellers John Steven Crowley, Gloria Cangelosi and Bob Sadowski. Must be 18 or older to participate. Content may not be suitable for children or teens. Registration is…

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YMCA Veggie Van

June 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The YMCA Veggie Van is West Michigan’s first and only mobile farmers market. The Veggie Van runs year round, making daily stops in urban neighborhoods throughout Grand Rapids, assuring that fruits and vegetables are available to people who otherwise have limited access to fresh produce. We sell locally grown, top-quality fruits and vegetables at reduced prices. Additionally, we accept SNAP, WIC, and Senior Project Fresh/Market FRESH benefits. Email mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Vintage Views Along Scenic M-22 including Sleeping Bear Dunes

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us for the book launch for local authors M. Christine Byron and Thomas R. Wilson’s fifth title: Vintage Views Along Scenic M-22 including Sleeping Bear Dunes. The book follows a trail of vacationers and travelers along one of Michigan’s most scenic roads, from Manistee County to the Leelanau Peninsula. Vintage postcards, photographs, maps and advertisements illustrate a time when M-22 first beckoned motorists to come north to the land of beautiful beaches and sand dunes, lakes and rivers, forests…

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Free

Behind the Scenes at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gerald R. Ford International Airport,
5500 44th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
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Get an exclusive insider’s tour of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. As you ride along in comfort in the airport shuttle, airport staff will share stories and the history of the airport. See the airfields, fire department and terminal building. Tours will last one hour. Must be 18 or older to participate. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up at grpl.org/register.

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Transgender: Defined and Updated

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join Reverend Dr. Julie Nemecek as she discusses what transgender is, the scientific research on the causes of transgender, the medical consensus on treatment for transgender people, and recent legal efforts on transgender civil rights, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Justice on transgender rights. Dr. Nemecek will share her personal journey and discuss what it means to be transgender in Michigan. A question and answer session will conclude the program.

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Free

Ghosts of Grand Rapids Walking Tour

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come nose around the creepier corners of haunted Grand Rapids. Mingle with the spooky inhabitants of the Ashton Building, AT&T Building, San Chez Restaurant and St. Cecilia Music Center. Meet the guests who never quite checked out of the Amway Grand. Come join the authors of Ghosts of Grand Rapids, Nicole DuShane (Bray) and Julie Rathsack, as they illuminate the shadows of local sites you thought you knew. Must be 18 or older to participate. Registration is required at grpl.org/register.

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