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July 2015

Reading the Great Lakes

July 9 @ 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. July’s selection is A Catcher…

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Science on Tap: Profile of a Poisoner

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - July 10 @ 12:00 am
SpeakEZ Lounge,
600 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join Dr. Bryan Judge, toxicologist and Program Director of the Emergency Medical Residency Program with Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners/Michigan State University, as he discusses how criminals use poison, why they use poison, and who their victims are. Science on Tap, co-sponsored by GVSU and SpeakEZ Lounge, is an opportunity for conversation, debate and interaction between scientists and the public while drinking beer. Each month at SpeakEZ, a knowledgeable expert hosts a scientific discussion about current topics in the news…

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Shakespeare in the Park

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Riverside Park,
2001 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will perform William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. The play follows the story of King Leontes of Sicilia, who suspects his wife Hermione of infidelity. Overcome by jealousy, he puts her on trial and orders that the couple’s newborn baby be abandoned in the wilderness. An oracle proclaims that Hermione is innocent, and Leontes must spend years repenting his accusations. The journey the family undergoes to be reunited takes a comedic turn when the action travels to…

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Find Out More About the Peace Corp

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Change lives, including your own, by serving in the Peace Corps. You will make a difference for a community in need, gain cross-cultural skills and field experience for your career, and bring your global perspective back home to share with others. Join former Peace Corp volunteer Meghan Costello and other Grand Rapids natives as they share their Peace Corp stories. Learn about volunteer experiences, get your questions answered, and hear tips to guide you through the application process.

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Introduction to Archery

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Archery Unlimited,
824 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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When is the last time you got to shoot a bow and arrow? In this class, led by a USA Archery certified instructor, you’ll get an introduction to archery, including range safety, basic equipment, shooting stance and form, and shot execution. Because you will get hands on instruction, please tie back long hair and wear flat bottom, closed-toed shoes. Plan to arrive 20 minutes early to be fitted with a bow. Class is for adults 18 years and older. Registration…

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YMCA Veggie Van

July 14 @ 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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Introduction to Archery

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Archery Unlimited,
824 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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When is the last time you got to shoot a bow and arrow? In this class, led by a USA Archery certified instructor, you’ll get an introduction to archery, including range safety, basic equipment, shooting stance and form, and shot execution. Because you will get hands on instruction, please tie back long hair and wear flat bottom, closed-toed shoes. Plan to arrive 20 minutes early to be fitted with a bow. Class is for adults 18 years and older. Registration…

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GR Reads: The Movies – Hedwig and the Angry Itch

July 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wealthy Theatre,
1130 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Cult hit Hedwig and the Angry Itch is a musical comedy-drama based on the stage musical of the same name. The story follows a transsexual punk rock girl from East Berlin as she tours America with her band. 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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Introduction to Archery

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Archery Unlimited,
824 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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When is the last time you got to shoot a bow and arrow? In this class, led by a USA Archery certified instructor, you’ll get an introduction to archery, including range safety, basic equipment, shooting stance and form, and shot execution. Because you will get hands on instruction, please tie back long hair and wear flat bottom, closed-toed shoes. Plan to arrive 20 minutes early to be fitted with a bow. Class is for adults 18 years and older. Registration…

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Behind the Scenes at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

July 16 @ 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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