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June 2015

Tree Talk

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Tree Talk is an introduction to the significance of urban forests and has a goal to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the trees in our community. This event will begin with a brief presentation on the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ Urban Forest Project, becoming a Friends’ “Citizen Forester,” and how trees shape our community. The event will end with a guided tour of trees found in our community.

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EatPlayGrow

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every month on the fourth Saturday until July 25, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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YMCA Veggie Van

June 30 @ 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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GR Reads: The Movies – Harold and Maude

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wealthy Theatre,
1130 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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A cult favorite, Harold and Maude is the story about the friendship between a young, rich man who is obsessed with death and the anarchic, quirky lady he meets at a funeral. The relationship deepens as Maude teaches Harold to live life to its fullest. Tickets are available at grcmc.org or at the box office. Show your GRPL library card for a discount. Doors open at 7:15 pm.

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July 2015

EatPlayGrow

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every month on the first Wednesday until July 1, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 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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EatPlayGrow

July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Every month on the first Thursday until July 2, 2015
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 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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Closed for Independence Day

July 4
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

All locations are closed for Independence Day. Regular hours resume Monday.

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YMCA Veggie Van

July 7 @ 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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GR Reads: The Movies – The Haunting

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wealthy Theatre,
1130 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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In this 1963 classic, a scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind. Tickets are available at grcmc.org or at the box office. Show your GRPL library card for a discount. Doors open at 7:15 pm.

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Comics Workshop with Cartoonist Sam Carbaugh

July 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Sam Carbaugh, a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies and author of the recently published, Comics! Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning, will teach you how to create your very own comics! Learn how to draw basic comic characters and how to create, publish, and distribute your own minicomics! All drawing levels are encouraged to attend. For first through fifth graders.

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