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May 2016

Closed for Memorial Day

May 29
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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All library locations are closed for Memorial Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday. The Main Library will be closed on Sundays until Labor Day.

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Closed for Memorial Day

May 30
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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All library locations are closed for Memorial Day. Regular hours resume tomorrow.

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Summer Reading Challenge

May 31
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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City Government for Business: Basic

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join Landon Bartly of the Grand Rapids Planning Department for two classes for the aspiring and working entrepreneur in the City of Grand Rapids. This class will help entrepreneurs navigate small business planning, permitting, and licensing process for the City of Grand Rapids. Learn about the common pitfalls for small businesses, why they might not be as big as they seem, and where to go and who to contact to make the startup process a lot easier. Registration is required.

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June 2016

Summer Reading Challenge

June 1
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 1 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and join your neighbors for fun, informative programs that are inspired by the books. For a complete list of books and events, visit www.grpl.org/grreads or stop by any of our eight locations.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 2 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and join your neighbors for fun, informative programs that are inspired by the books. For a complete list of books and events, visit www.grpl.org/grreads or stop by any of our eight locations.

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 2
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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Reading the Great Lakes: June 2016

June 2 @ 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. June’s selection is Strike! How the Furniture Workers Strike of 1911 Changed Grand…

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Grace, Gert, and the Berkey & Gay Gals: Women, War and Work in 1910s Grand Rapids

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Celebrate the working women of Grand Rapids 100 years ago. GRPL local history experts Julie Tabberer, Heather Edwards, and Drew Damron will highlight some of the city’s women employed outside their homes. The last decade of the heady Progressive Era opened doors both personal and professional for these 11,000 women, and the disruptions of wartime provided opportunities in a working world previously off limits. Learn about the women who worked at the Berkey & Gay furniture factory, an early woman…

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