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August 2014
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Beauty School Drop In

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Douglas J. Aveda Institute,
138 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come to the Douglas J. Aveda Institute for an evening of pampering. Stylists will be offering make-up applications, mini-manicures and hair styling (curl or braid of your hair). Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up for one of these services at www.grpl.org/register.

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Coming Down for a Landing

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Learn about air resistance and gravity while making an awesome parachute! For ages 5-8.

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Making Music with Water

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 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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French Cuisine with Chef Kathleen

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Isidore Catholic Church,
628 Diamond Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join Chef Kathleen Schiefler on a journey of French food and explore some of the same classics that Lucy Knisley revealed in her escapades through Paris: Croque Monsieur, chocolate mousse, and cheese souffle. Chef Kathleen will also reveal the answers to some of your most pressing questions: What are haricots verts and how in the world do you say it? Cornichons—does size really matter? What’s all the hype about foie gras and duck pate? What constitutes a really great croissant?…

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Coming Down for a Landing

August 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Van Belkum Branch,
1563 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Learn about air resistance and gravity while making an awesome parachute! For ages 5-8.

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GRPL’s Got Talent

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Teens, come and show off your talents at this annual event! Singers, dancers, musicians and performance artists of all kinds are welcome to enter for a chance to win prizes. Important dates to remember: Sign up by Monday, August 4, at any GRPL location. Rehearsal is Monday, August 11, from 7-8:30 pm at the Main Library.

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Free

French Cuisine with Chef Kathleen

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Isidore Catholic Church,
628 Diamond Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join Chef Kathleen Schiefler on a journey of French food and explore some of the same classics that Lucy Knisley revealed in her escapades through Paris: Croque Monsieur, chocolate mousse, and cheese souffle. Chef Kathleen will also reveal the answers to some of your most pressing questions: What are haricots verts and how in the world do you say it? Cornichons—does size really matter? What’s all the hype about foie gras and duck pate? What constitutes a really great croissant?…

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Forensic Science

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn about forensic science in this special workshop led by the Michigan State Police Forensics Department. For ages 15-18.

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Tilling the Soil: African American Genealogy Series

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In the final class of the series, teens will interview relatives to obtain interesting family stories that provide valuable information for tracing family roots.

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YMCA Veggie Van

August 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Every week
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 svanderzanden@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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