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January 2015

Reading the Great Lakes

January 8, 2015 @ 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. January’s selection is The Bluest…

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History Detectives: Sleuthing for Local History

January 17, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A day-long event made up of six programs exploring various aspects of Grand Rapids history. Presented by area historians and members of historical and cultural organizations, topics are varied and reflect the unique heritage of West Michigan. Topics include: Why Grand Rapids Chose to Bulldoze Downtown in the Name of Urban Renewal The Architecture of Production: Grand Rapids’ Furniture Factories Pharaohs on the Grand: The Egyptian Revival in Grand Rapids Stories from Maple Grove: A History of the Kent County…

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Genealogy Lock-In

January 30, 2015 @ 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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February 2015

Reading the Great Lakes

February 5, 2015 @ 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. February’s selection is The Other…

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Taste of Soul Sunday – 10th Anniversary

February 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us as we celebrate African American history and culture at the tenth annual Taste of Soul Sunday. Sample African American art, music, literature, history, and food. Free and open to the public. Call 616-988-5400 or visit www.grpl.org/tasteofsoul for more information.

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