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October 2014

Día de los Muertos: Honoring Day of the Dead

October 31 - November 2
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come celebrate Día de los Muertos with the Grand Rapids Public Library. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that honors family and friends who have passed on. Loved ones come together to build altars that celebrate the life and memory of the dead. This is a time of celebration and joy, filled with talk and memories of those who have died. Altars from members of the community honoring family and friends will be on display. Every altar is…

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November 2014

Exhibit: Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence: Oman’s Message of Islam

November 3 - 17
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This exhibit provides insights into the role of religion in the daily life in Oman. Islam in Oman is linked among the various religious factions in the country and it helps safeguard cultural identity in these times of great change. This exhibition demonstrates that “progress” does not necessarily go hand in hand with loss of cultural identity. The exhibit explores the practice of religion in this modern Arabian society. Accompanying the exhibition is a short documentary film, Religious Tolerance in…

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