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April 2013
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Archives A to Z Exhibit

April 8, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come explore the unique treasures found in the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department of the Grand Rapids Public Library. Using letters, business documents, personal recollections, scrapbooks, photographs and other items, this exhibit explores unusual and little known stories of Grand Rapids history using the 390 processed collections and over one million photographs held in the department.

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October 2012

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos

October 31, 2012 - November 4, 2012
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Dìa de Los Muertos 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. The day is a time of celebration and joy, filled with talk and memories of those who have died. The library will host over 20 altars built by local residents who want to share the memory of their family and friends. Every altar is unique and taken…

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Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Exhibit

October 1, 2012 - October 31, 2012
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, GA after learning about the Scouting movement in Great Britain. 100 years later, there are Girl Scout troops all over the country. Locally, the first Girl Scout troop in Grand Rapids was started in 1914. Today, nearly 11,000 girls in 30 counties in Michigan ages 5-17 participate in programs that promote public service, environmental leadership, technology and innovation, healthy living and the voice of girls. Partnering with…

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September 2012

Words ‘R’ Us Artist Reception

September 27, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In the spring of 2012, an 8th grade journalism class from Southwest Community Campus School completed a project called Words-Are-Us, an art and journalism project centering on current issues of immigration and injustice. Please join us in viewing the artwork created by the students and a performance piece at 7:30 pm by local artist Reyna Garcia, both addressing an issue that is so often overlooked.

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Words ‘R’ Us Exhibit

September 17, 2012 - October 19, 2012
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In the spring of 2012, an 8th grade journalism class from Southwest Community Campus School, working with Cook Arts Center and The Rapidian, completed a project called Words-Are-Us. The work combined art and journalism and explored current issues of immigration and injustice

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Mary Chase Perry Stratton: Journey of a Pioneering Spirit Exhibit

September 15, 2012 - December 14, 2012
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Founded in 1903, Pewabic Pottery has an 110-year legacy through its nationally renowned vessels, tiles and architectural ornamentation. This exhibit tells the story of Mary Chase Perry Stratton, Pewabic Pottery’s founder, her unique vision and her role in the history of Detroit. It also explores the growth of the Arts & Crafts movement in America and the development of ceramic art. This exhibit is organized by Pewabic Pottery and is made possible through a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.

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