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July 2015

Petpalooza

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come to the Petpalooza to meet your new best friend! Several area animal rescue organizations will be present with adoptable animals. Most of the organizations do not allow same day adoption, so fill out an application ahead of time on their websites for pre-approval. Enjoy face painting and other fun activities that will make you howl. Participating organizations include: Pet Tales Rescue Allies for Greyhounds Michele’s Rescue LuvnPupz Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance

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YMCA Veggie Van

July 21 @ 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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Local History Trivia Night

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Graydon’s Crossing,
1223 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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How well do you know Michigan? You may know the state bird is the robin, but did you know that Pinconning is the Cheese Capitol of Michigan? Come test your knowledge at our Grand Rapids and Michigan-themed trivia night. Local History librarian extraordinaire, Tim Gleisner, will host and stump you with topics from the bygone days of our fair city. New to GR? Don’t worry! We’ll have Local History celebrities to help out your team. Bring your friends and be…

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Covering the Crisis: The Impact of Media in Times of Disaster

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In this lively panel discussion, WGVU’s Shelley Irwin, Mlive’s Tanda Gmiter, crisis management expert Dr. Curt Bechler and other local journalists will discuss how media coverage of a disaster can change public perception and even the way the disaster is handled. The panelists will also talk about how social media has changed the way breaking news is covered and how disaster is covered in West Michigan, such as the 2014 Grand River flood.

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Free

Behind the Scenes at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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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YMCA Veggie Van

July 28 @ 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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Free

Genealogy Lock-In

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come to the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections department for a free after-hours program just for genealogists! Learn how to use the microfilm reader/scanner/printer, save images, and take advantage of free copying and printing during the event. Use the time to search databases—we will have plenty of computers available or bring your own laptop and use the library’s WiFi network. Bring your genealogy questions or Ancestry and Heritage Quest problems—volunteers will be on hand to assist. Network with other…

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August 2015

Author Visit: Tobin Buhk

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Local author Tobin T. Buhk will share stories of murder and mayhem involving a prominent West Michigan family. His latest book Poisoning the Pecks examines the murder plot that Arthur Warren Waite attempted to execute in order to inherit his wife’s family fortune. Buhk will discuss how he researched the family, the crime, the investigation and punishment. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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YMCA Veggie Van

August 4 @ 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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Stepping into Silence with Eugenia Marve

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This introductory program is designed to enhance your life, focusing on your inner wisdom, clarity and intuition for personal achievement. Eugenia is an award-winning educator, international artist, motivational speaker and gifted Intuitive/Psychic. She will discuss understanding the spirit within; the importance of visualization and attitude in creating positive outcomes; techniques that promote clarity and reduce stress; meditation for healing body, mind and spirit; understanding and utilizing the benefits of intuition; and a demonstration of intuitive/psychic readings. There will be a…

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