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May 2014

Reading the Great Lakes

May 1 @ 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. May’s selection is Coop by…

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June 2014

Reading the Great Lakes

June 5 @ 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. June’s selection is A Sand…

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Tilling the Soil: African American Genealogy Series

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Genealogist Jessica Trotter will explore the basics of genealogy research, basic genealogy resources, and sources particularly useful for African American research. Learn more about DNA research and sharing research. Jessica has been researching her family for the past sixteen years and during that time she’s come across some fabulous resources, made a few colossal mistakes, and still made progress—even if it wasn’t always the way she intended.

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