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August 2016

Reading the Great Lakes – August 2016

August 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 lead 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. August’s selection is Ravens in…

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Baking with the Ginger Chef

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Reformed Church,
10 College Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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24789207186-21363045

Inspired by the book Kitchens of the Great Midwest, join the library and Chef Jen, the Ginger Chef, for an evening of baking. Learn creative baking techniques tailored specifically to the season’s freshest ingredients. Recipes include peaches and cream bars, chocolate cheesecake, and mixed fruit pavlova. Registration is required. 

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 5
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 6
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Explore the Galaxy of GR Scavenger Hunt

August 6 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pyramid Scheme,
68 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are you ready for the most out-of-this-world scavenger hunt? On this hunt inspired by The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and our city, you and your team of up to 6 people go head to head with other teams as you strive to solve missions in the most creative way. Starting at the Pyramid Scheme, we’ll go over what lies ahead and then you’ll head out with trusty towels in hand (see Hitchhiker’s Guide for a recommended list of what…

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 7
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 8
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Painting and Pinot

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mangiamo!,
1033 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Join us for an evening of artistic creativity! Sip a glass of your favorite wine while a local artist leads a painting demonstration. Enjoy a fun evening of painting and take home a completed canvas. While you’re creating enjoy the wonderful food and beverages offered at Mangiamo! Refreshments available for individual purchase. This event is for ages 21 and up and seating is limited.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 9
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Journey to the American Dream: A 21-Day Survival Guide for Overcoming Racism

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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2016RacismAndreFields

Book release, signing, giveaway and author talk with Dr. Andre Fields

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