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June 2016

Pajama Time!

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 27, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents!

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 7
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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 7 @ 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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Advanced City Government for Business

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join Landon Bartley of the Grand Rapids Planning Department for this class designed for the aspiring and working entrepreneur in the City of Grand Rapids. This session will look at the common questions and concerns of city entrepreneurs: planning, zoning, and economic development process and services in the City of Grand Rapids. Some entrepreneurs find that their small business requires them to interact with different city agencies, especially concerning building, requesting approval from a city board or commission, or getting…

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Cold Case Investigations

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn about the protocols and methodology used in cold case investigations by the Kent Metro Cold Case Team. Cold cases are among the most difficult and frustrating cases detectives face. A cold case team is a viable option for a jurisdiction that is plagued by a significant number of unsolved murders. But this doesn’t come without a high cost to an agency with budget restrictions and limited staff. D/Sgt Sally Wolter will explain case review and selection, as well as…

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Wine Tasting with Chateau Chantal

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mangiamo!,
1033 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Join us for a special wine tasting event featuring wines from Chateau Chantal, located on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City. Learn the intriguing story of the vineyard from the “Wine Shoppe Sheriff” Bill Auteenreith. He brings an incredible passion and exuberance for wine tasting and education that aims to demystify the subject of wine. Taste some of Chateau Chantal’s wines while gaining insights on food and wine pairings that only Bill can deliver. Participants must be 21 or…

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 8 @ 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 8
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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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Summer Storytimes for Families

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 29, 2016
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy–rich activities such as stories, songs, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

June 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 29, 2016
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime after enhances the development of social skills. Free and open to the public.

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