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May 2015

2015 Summer Reading Challenge

May 26 - September 6
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

Reading is your super power. You can leap stacks of books in a single bound. You rescue friends from boredom by lending them a good book. Now you face your greatest challenge—reading as many books as you can before the end of the summer. Set your own reading goal and keep track of the books you read. How many books will your super powers help you read before school starts? 7? 49? 163? Read 15 minutes or more every day…

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June 2015

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 1 - August 31
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present the sixth annual GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, or 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 GRPL library.

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Cartoonists of Grand Rapids Exhibit

June 15 - August 15
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn about cartoonists from Grand Rapids and their work in this new exhibit drawn from the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department. View biographies and artwork from Ray Barnes, Kreigh Collins, Jaro Hess, Orville Bulman and Gertrude Van Houten. Various books and publications from our archives, such Barnes’ Razzin’ the Rapids and Collins’ Do You Know Michigan, will also be available for study.

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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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