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June 2014

GR Reads: The Movies – The Other Side of Immigration

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Based on over 700 interviews in Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the United States, The Other Side of Immigration asks why so many Mexicans come to the U.S. and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. Through an approach that is both subtle and thought-provoking, filmmaker Roy Germano provides a perspective on undocumented immigration rarely witnessed by American eyes, challenging audiences to imagine more creative and effective solutions to the…

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October 2013

TSU: Film Screenings

October 26, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Watch the movies you want to watch. Movies are picked by teens for teens. Free snacks! Movies will alternate between feature films and anime screenings. For teens ages 11-18.

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TSU: Film Screenings

October 12, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Watch the movies you want to watch. Movies are picked by teens for teens. Free snacks! Movies will alternate between feature films and anime screenings. For teens ages 11-18.

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September 2013

TSU: Film Screenings

September 28, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Watch the movies you want to watch. Movies are picked by teens for teens. Free snacks! Movies will alternate between feature films and anime screenings. For teens ages 11-18.

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August 2013
Free

GR Reads: The Movies – Hubble 3D

August 17, 2013 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am
Celebration Cinema North,
2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States
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Hubble 3D takes movie-goers on a journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and lets them accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history. The film offers an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy and highlights its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves. The first 50 attendees who show their GRPL library card will get in free.

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July 2013
Free

GR Reads: The Movies – No Horizon Anymore: A Year Long Journey at the Bottom of the World

July 26, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(106) Gallery and Studio,
106 South Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Antarctica is populated by more than just curious penguins and state-sized glaciers. Yearly, thousands of people flock to various research stations around the continent to live and work in the harshest place on earth. Local filmmaker Keith Remink started as a chef for the scientists at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station while he filmed his documentary No Horizon Anymore. This film contains adult themes and language.

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Free

GR Reads: The Movies – Bonnie and Clyde

July 22, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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When Depression-era drifters Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) and Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) meet, Bonnie is bored and Clyde dreams of a life of crime that will free him from the hardships of the depression. They fall in love and begin a crime spree that extends from Oklahoma to Texas. They rob banks with skill and panache, soon becoming minor celebrities known across the country. Based on the true story of a pair of notorious bank robbers, the film personalizes them…

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Free

GR Reads: The Movies – IMAX Under the Sea 3D

July 20, 2013 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am
Celebration Cinema North,
2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States
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Under the Sea 3D transports moviegoers to some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth, such as those found off the shores of Southern Australia, New Guinea, and elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific region, allowing them to experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea. The first 50 attendees who show their GRPL library card will get in free.

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June 2013
Free

GR Reads: The Movies – IMAX Space Station

June 22, 2013 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am
Celebration Cinema North,
2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States
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Some 220 miles above Earth lies the International Space Station, a one-of-a-kind space laboratory that 16 nations came together to build. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this extraordinary structure in the spectacular IMAX film. Viewers will blast off from Kennedy Space Center and the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia for this incredible journey. The first 50 attendees who show their GRPL library card will get in free.

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April 2013
Free

Film Showing: Revenge of the Electric Car

April 25, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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When we think of cars in Michigan, we usually think of Detroit, but what about Grand Rapids? Does Grand Rapids have a place for electric cars? Listen to Haris Alibasic from the City of Grand Rapids’ Office of Energy and Sustainability speak about what we’re doing in Grand Rapids to promote clean energy and sustainable living, including GR’s new electric car chargers, and then watch the film Revenge of the Electric Car to learn more about the race to build…

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