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June 2015
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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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Ghosts of Grand Rapids Walking Tour

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 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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YMCA Veggie Van

June 23 @ 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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Gospel Music: A Changing Beat, a Constant Message

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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What do the great Mahalia Jackson, The Edwin Hawkins Singers, The Winans, and Kirk Franklin have in common? They represent different styles of gospel music that at one time were considered “too worldly” and unfit for the church. Deborah Smith Pollard, Ph.D., Director of the African and African American Program at the University of Michigan – Dearborn, will examine the idea that while gospel music styles were always changing, the message of the gospel has remained constant for more than…

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Tree Talk

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Tree Talk is an introduction to the significance of urban forests and has a goal to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the trees in our community. This event will begin with a brief presentation on the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ Urban Forest Project, becoming a Friends’ “Citizen Forester,” and how trees shape our community. The event will end with a guided tour of trees found in our community.

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YMCA Veggie Van

June 30 @ 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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GR Reads: The Movies – Harold and Maude

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wealthy Theatre,
1130 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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A cult favorite, Harold and Maude is the story about the friendship between a young, rich man who is obsessed with death and the anarchic, quirky lady he meets at a funeral. The relationship deepens as Maude teaches Harold to live life to its fullest. Tickets are available at grcmc.org or at the box office. Show your GRPL library card for a discount. Doors open at 7:15 pm.

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July 2015

YMCA Veggie Van

July 7 @ 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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GR Reads: The Movies – The Haunting

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wealthy Theatre,
1130 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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In this 1963 classic, a scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind. Tickets are available at grcmc.org or at the box office. Show your GRPL library card for a discount. Doors open at 7:15 pm.

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A Day in the Life of a Zoo Veterinarian

July 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
John Ball Zoo,
1300 W Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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A tiger has a tooth ache, a monkey has a cough, and one of the fish isn’t swimming straight! All of that and the day is just getting started. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the zoo? Get the inside scoop from Dr. Ryan Colburn, head veterinarian for John Ball Zoo. Hear about interesting cases and stories and even get the opportunity to see some of the equipment that the veterinary team uses every day…

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