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August 2014

Dunuya Drum and Dance

August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Dunuya Drum and Dance is a multicultural ensemble dedicated to fostering community spirit through the rhythms, music, and dance of West Africa and the Diaspora. Their shows are full of audience interaction, through singing, dancing, or playing instruments along with the group.

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Dunuya Drum and Dance

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Dunuya Drum and Dance is a multicultural ensemble dedicated to fostering community spirit through the rhythms, music, and dance of West Africa and the Diaspora. Their shows are full of audience interaction, through singing, dancing, or playing instruments along with the group.

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Making Music with Water

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ottawa Hills Branch,
1150 Giddings SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Let’s make a water xylophone and explore sounds with liquid, volume, and vibrations. For ages 5-8.

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Reading the Great Lakes

August 7 @ 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. For a complete list of books, visit www.grpl.org/rtgl. August’s selection is The Undertaking…

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Living Abroad

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in another country and to experience its culture and customs? What are some of the challenges you can encounter? This lively panel discussion will explore living abroad with panelists who have lived in Panama, China, Egypt, and Japan.

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Science of Aromatherapy

August 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come experiment with different fragrances, and the making of skin care products. For ages 15-18.

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Soda Geysers

August 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Come and see what really happens when you mix Mentos and other reactors in soda. For ages 12-14.

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Genealogy Lock-In

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come to the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections department for a free after-hours program just for genealogists! Learn how to use the microfilm reader/scanner/printer, save images, and take advantage of free copying and printing during the event. Use the time to search databases—we will have plenty of computers available or bring your own laptop and use the library’s WiFi network. Bring your genealogy questions or Ancestry and Heritage Quest problems—volunteers will be on hand to assist. Network with other…

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Build a Terrarium

August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Have some old 2-liters lying around? Would you like to grow things? Come and build your own terrarium. You’ll learn what it takes to make an ecosystem work and create a mini-habitat. Please bring your own bottle to use. For ages 9-11.

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Kimchi: A Korean Staple

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Isidore Catholic Church,
628 Diamond Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join local chef Kathleen Schiefler as she provides a history of kimchi and explains the importance of Korea’s national dish. Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of different vegetables with a variety of seasonings and is traditionally allowed to ferment underground in jars for months at a time. Chef Schiefler will demonstrate how to prepare various types of kimchi so that you can make your own version at home. There will be samples for taste testing. Class…

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