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June 2015
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Behind the Scenes at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gerald R. Ford International Airport,
5500 44th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
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Get an exclusive insider’s tour of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. As you ride along in comfort in the airport shuttle, airport staff will share stories and the history of the airport. See the airfields, fire department and terminal building. Tours will last one hour. Must be 18 or older to participate. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up at grpl.org/register.

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Transgender: Defined and Updated

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join Reverend Dr. Julie Nemecek as she discusses what transgender is, the scientific research on the causes of transgender, the medical consensus on treatment for transgender people, and recent legal efforts on transgender civil rights, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Justice on transgender rights. Dr. Nemecek will share her personal journey and discuss what it means to be transgender in Michigan. A question and answer session will conclude the program.

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EatPlayGrow

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the third Saturday until July 18, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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EatPlayGrow combines the latest science and research to teach children ages 2-5 and their parents how to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Join GRPL and Cherry Health for interactive and engaging lessons that incorporate art-making, storytelling, music and movement activities into fun, hands-on educational lessons about the importance of making positive choices in areas that most affect health: nutrition, physical activity, and, based on emerging medical research, sleep.

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Ghosts of Grand Rapids Walking Tour

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come nose around the creepier corners of haunted Grand Rapids. Mingle with the spooky inhabitants of the Ashton Building, AT&T Building, San Chez Restaurant and St. Cecilia Music Center. Meet the guests who never quite checked out of the Amway Grand. Come join the authors of Ghosts of Grand Rapids, Nicole DuShane (Bray) and Julie Rathsack, as they illuminate the shadows of local sites you thought you knew. Must be 18 or older to participate. Registration is required at grpl.org/register.

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Ghosts of Grand Rapids Walking Tour

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come nose around the creepier corners of haunted Grand Rapids. Mingle with the spooky inhabitants of the Ashton Building, AT&T Building, San Chez Restaurant and St. Cecilia Music Center. Meet the guests who never quite checked out of the Amway Grand. Come join the authors of Ghosts of Grand Rapids, Nicole DuShane (Bray) and Julie Rathsack, as they illuminate the shadows of local sites you thought you knew. Must be 18 or older to participate. Registration is required at grpl.org/register.

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Lids at the Library

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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The Grand Rapids Griffins ‘Put a Lid On It!’ program and Safe Kids Greater Grand Rapids will distribute a limited number of free bike helmets to kids ages 1-12. A parent or guardian must be present to receive a helmet. For more information call 616-391-7233.

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YMCA Veggie Van

June 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Every week until December 31, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The YMCA Veggie Van is West Michigan’s first and only mobile farmers market. The Veggie Van runs year round, making daily stops in urban neighborhoods throughout Grand Rapids, assuring that fruits and vegetables are available to people who otherwise have limited access to fresh produce. We sell locally grown, top-quality fruits and vegetables at reduced prices. Additionally, we accept SNAP, WIC, and Senior Project Fresh/Market FRESH benefits. Email mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Percussion Virtuoso: Bill Vits

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Principal Percussionist for the Grand Rapids Symphony, Bill Vits will share the world of percussion through performance, audience interaction, and demonstration of a variety of instruments.

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Percussion Virtuoso: Bill Vits

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Principal Percussionist for the Grand Rapids Symphony, Bill Vits will share the world of percussion through performance, audience interaction, and demonstration of a variety of instruments.

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Percussion Virtuoso: Bill Vits

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Principal Percussionist for the Grand Rapids Symphony, Bill Vits will share the world of percussion through performance, audience interaction, and demonstration of a variety of instruments.

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