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June 2016
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Advanced City Government for Business

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join Landon Bartley of the Grand Rapids Planning Department for this class designed for the aspiring and working entrepreneur in the City of Grand Rapids. This session will look at the common questions and concerns of city entrepreneurs: planning, zoning, and economic development process and services in the City of Grand Rapids. Some entrepreneurs find that their small business requires them to interact with different city agencies, especially concerning building, requesting approval from a city board or commission, or getting…

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Cold Case Investigations

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn about the protocols and methodology used in cold case investigations by the Kent Metro Cold Case Team. Cold cases are among the most difficult and frustrating cases detectives face. A cold case team is a viable option for a jurisdiction that is plagued by a significant number of unsolved murders. But this doesn’t come without a high cost to an agency with budget restrictions and limited staff. D/Sgt Sally Wolter will explain case review and selection, as well as…

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Wine Tasting with Chateau Chantal

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mangiamo!,
1033 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Join us for a special wine tasting event featuring wines from Chateau Chantal, located on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City. Learn the intriguing story of the vineyard from the “Wine Shoppe Sheriff” Bill Auteenreith. He brings an incredible passion and exuberance for wine tasting and education that aims to demystify the subject of wine. Taste some of Chateau Chantal’s wines while gaining insights on food and wine pairings that only Bill can deliver. Participants must be 21 or…

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 8 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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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Protest Literature: Writing of the Struggle of the Oppressed

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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To protest is to publicly demonstrate strong objection to a policy or course of action adopted by those in authority. The written word is a worthy format to protest one’s condition and has been used for centuries by Blacks living with the Dream of America. From Absalom Jones to Amiri Baraka, protest literature is a part of America and a tradition that is alive today. Dr. Sherry Johnson, Associate Professor of English at GVSU, will share the connection between Ta-Nehisi…

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 9 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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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Real Life Repossession Agent

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The repossession business can be exciting and dangerous, and is a necessary service for the financial community. There are many perceptions about the repossession industry and most of them are negative. Many of these misconceptions are based on what is seen or heard in the media. Repossessors are different from tow truck drivers. The real life of a repossession agent involves many hours of investigating and locating vehicles, and many more hours on the road in a truck. A repossessor…

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 10 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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

June 11 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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

June 12 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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