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July 2016

Summer Reading Challenge

July 23
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

July 23
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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CARE Ballet

July 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The dancers of the Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble bring music and fun with a short performance and instruction about the art and science of dance. Aspiring ballerinas and athletes will get the opportunity to interact with the CARE Ballet dancers and learn how our bodies move, twirl, jump, and balance!

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Shakespeare in the Park

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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LOCATION CHANGE: Shakespeare in the Park has been moved to the Main Library due to the heat. You’re still welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, but now you can enjoy them in our cool auditorium. The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will perform William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, a fast-paced comedy of mistaken identities. The play follows the adventures of two sets of identical twins, separated as infants. The first set of twins, both named Antipholus, are masters to the…

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Summer Reading Challenge

July 24
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

July 24
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

Find out more »

Summer Reading Challenge

July 25
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

Find out more »

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

July 25
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 1, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime after enhances the development of social skills. Free and open to the public.

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Pajama Time!

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 1, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents!

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Summer Reading Challenge

July 26
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

July 26
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Baffling Bill the Magician

July 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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POOF! In a brilliant flash, Baffling Bill the Magician arrives with Gus the Bunny to amaze with illusion and comedy, and to celebrate summer reading! Baffling Bill the Magician will teach you feats of magic and will provide you with an amazing bag of tricks that you can take home and perform for friends and family.

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Baffling Bill the Magician

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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POOF! In a brilliant flash, Baffling Bill the Magician arrives with Gus the Bunny to amaze with illusion and comedy, and to celebrate summer reading! Baffling Bill the Magician will teach you feats of magic and will provide you with an amazing bag of tricks that you can take home and perform for friends and family.

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Summer Reading Challenge

July 27
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

Find out more »

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

July 27
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

Find out more »

Baffling Bill the Magician

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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POOF! In a brilliant flash, Baffling Bill the Magician arrives with Gus the Bunny to amaze with illusion and comedy, and to celebrate summer reading! Baffling Bill the Magician will teach you feats of magic and will provide you with an amazing bag of tricks that you can take home and perform for friends and family.

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 3, 2016
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime after enhances the development of social skills. Free and open to the public.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 3, 2016
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
+ Google Map

Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime after enhances the development of social skills. Free and open to the public.

Find out more »

Baffling Bill the Magician

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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POOF! In a brilliant flash, Baffling Bill the Magician arrives with Gus the Bunny to amaze with illusion and comedy, and to celebrate summer reading! Baffling Bill the Magician will teach you feats of magic and will provide you with an amazing bag of tricks that you can take home and perform for friends and family.

Find out more »

Baffling Bill the Magician

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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POOF! In a brilliant flash, Baffling Bill the Magician arrives with Gus the Bunny to amaze with illusion and comedy, and to celebrate summer reading! Baffling Bill the Magician will teach you feats of magic and will provide you with an amazing bag of tricks that you can take home and perform for friends and family.

Find out more »

Summer Reading Challenge

July 28
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

Find out more »

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

July 28
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Summer Storytimes for Families

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 4, 2016
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to age 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities such as stories, songs, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity.

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Sports in the Park: Soccer

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jaycee-MacKay Park,
2531 Kalamazoo SE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Have you ever wanted to learn to play a sport but didn’t know where to start? Join us for fun and active sports clinics at some of our beautiful city parks. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and learn how to play a favorite or new sport. There will be food, crafts and lots of great physical activity. Hotdogs and snacks will be provided. For kids ages 5 – 13.

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Beyond the Birds and the Bees at John Ball Park

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John Ball Zoo,
1300 W Fulton St
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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John Ball Zoo‘s Veterinarian Dr. Ryan Colburn and Animal Care Supervisor Tim Sampson, will guide participants through the world of animal mating behaviors. What animal makes an elaborate “house” filled with shiny gifts to attract a mate? What animal changes its sex in order to procreate? Ryan and Tim will escort you through an after-hours zoo tour and share fascinating facts about some of the animals that live in the zoo and their more unusual mating habits and qualities. For…

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

July 29
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

Find out more »

Summer Reading Challenge

July 29
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
+ Google Map

Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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Free

Genealogy Lock-In

July 29 @ 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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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

July 30
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

Find out more »

Summer Reading Challenge

July 30
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
+ Google Map

Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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Free

Mini-Golf in the Library

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Fore! Spend a Saturday afternoon with your child at the library—playing golf!?! Spend time with your son, daughter, or special child in your life as the Grand Rapid Public Library temporarily turns into a mini golf course. The Main Library will host an 18-hole mini golf course with holes wrapping around the stacks and hallways on multiple floors. At its heart, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me is about a father’s love for his son. The poetry of his writing…

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

July 31
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

Find out more »

Summer Reading Challenge

July 31
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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August 2016

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 1
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

Find out more »

Summer Reading Challenge

August 1
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 1, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime after enhances the development of social skills. Free and open to the public.

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Pajama Time!

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 1, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents!

Find out more »

Summer Reading Challenge

August 2
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

Find out more »

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 2
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

Find out more »

Acting Up Theatre

August 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Charlie the Couch Potato does nothing all day except watch TV, play video games and eat junk food. The problem is that he was planted to become a fat-free potato for fat-free french fries, but he has a lot of fat and has no motivation to lose it. Now, the chef has hired a fitness specialist to whip Charlie into shape. The fitness specialist—Move More Murray—encourages Charlie to put down the snacks and to “move, play and read!”

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Acting Up Theatre

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Charlie the Couch Potato does nothing all day except watch TV, play video games and eat junk food. The problem is that he was planted to become a fat-free potato for fat-free french fries, but he has a lot of fat and has no motivation to lose it. Now, the chef has hired a fitness specialist to whip Charlie into shape. The fitness specialist—Move More Murray—encourages Charlie to put down the snacks and to “move, play and read!”

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Free

LGBT Speed Dating for Millennials

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grand Rapids Brewing Company,
1 Ionia SW
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Enjoy a fun-filled night with lots of other singles just like you! Speed daters will have 4-6 minutes to chat with a potential match before moving on to the next. If two people indicate mutual interest, they will be given contact information to schedule a follow-up date. The event is free, but due to space limitations, per-registration is required. Registration opens July 21, 2016. For ages 21 and older.

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 3
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

Find out more »

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 3
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

Find out more »

Acting Up Theatre

August 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Charlie the Couch Potato does nothing all day except watch TV, play video games and eat junk food. The problem is that he was planted to become a fat-free potato for fat-free french fries, but he has a lot of fat and has no motivation to lose it. Now, the chef has hired a fitness specialist to whip Charlie into shape. The fitness specialist—Move More Murray—encourages Charlie to put down the snacks and to “move, play and read!”

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 3, 2016
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime after enhances the development of social skills. Free and open to the public.

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 3, 2016
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
+ Google Map

Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime after enhances the development of social skills. Free and open to the public.

Find out more »

Acting Up Theatre

August 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Charlie the Couch Potato does nothing all day except watch TV, play video games and eat junk food. The problem is that he was planted to become a fat-free potato for fat-free french fries, but he has a lot of fat and has no motivation to lose it. Now, the chef has hired a fitness specialist to whip Charlie into shape. The fitness specialist—Move More Murray—encourages Charlie to put down the snacks and to “move, play and read!”

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SBDC Social Media Series: Social Media 101

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Looking to enhance your social media skills for business? Come learn from Leandra Williams with the Grand Rapids Small Business Development Center. Using real world examples, this three-part series consists of lectures, hands-on training, and interactive questions–and–answer sessions. Bring your own laptop or tablet to create your own social media accounts. Registration is required.

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Acting Up Theatre

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Charlie the Couch Potato does nothing all day except watch TV, play video games and eat junk food. The problem is that he was planted to become a fat-free potato for fat-free french fries, but he has a lot of fat and has no motivation to lose it. Now, the chef has hired a fitness specialist to whip Charlie into shape. The fitness specialist—Move More Murray—encourages Charlie to put down the snacks and to “move, play and read!”

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Free

Baking with the Ginger Chef

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Reformed Church,
10 College Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Inspired by the book Kitchens of the Great Midwest, join the library and Chef Jen, the Ginger Chef, for an evening of baking. Learn creative baking techniques tailored specifically to the season’s freshest ingredients. Recipes include peaches and cream bars, chocolate cheesecake, and mixed fruit pavlova. Registration is required. 

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 4
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All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 4
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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Summer Storytimes for Families

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 4, 2016
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to age 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities such as stories, songs, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity.

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Guerilla Cosplay Workshop

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Want to make comics-based costumes inexpensively? Want to cosplay for a comic-con but aren’t sure how to make a costume? Attend this workshop and create an easy cosplay costume. Learn tips and tricks on creating a cosplay outfit. Bring some friends and create a costume together. There will be prizes and a fashion show. For grades 6-12.

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Reading the Great Lakes – August 2016

August 4 @ 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 Ravens in…

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Free

Baking with the Ginger Chef

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Reformed Church,
10 College Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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24789207186-21363045

Inspired by the book Kitchens of the Great Midwest, join the library and Chef Jen, the Ginger Chef, for an evening of baking. Learn creative baking techniques tailored specifically to the season’s freshest ingredients. Recipes include peaches and cream bars, chocolate cheesecake, and mixed fruit pavlova. Registration is required. 

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 5
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 5
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 6
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 6
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Free

Explore the Galaxy of GR Scavenger Hunt

August 6 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pyramid Scheme,
68 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are you ready for the most out-of-this-world scavenger hunt? On this hunt inspired by The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and our city, you and your team of up to 6 people go head to head with other teams as you strive to solve missions in the most creative way. Starting at the Pyramid Scheme, we’ll go over what lies ahead and then you’ll head out with trusty towels in hand (see Hitchhiker’s Guide for a recommended list of what…

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 7
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 7
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 8
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 8
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Painting and Pinot

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mangiamo!,
1033 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Join us for an evening of artistic creativity! Sip a glass of your favorite wine while a local artist leads a painting demonstration. Enjoy a fun evening of painting and take home a completed canvas. While you’re creating enjoy the wonderful food and beverages offered at Mangiamo! Refreshments available for individual purchase. This event is for ages 21 and up and seating is limited.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 9
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 9
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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Mascot Summer Reading Celebration

August 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are your summer reading goals a slam dunk? Are you going the extra mile and reading even more than you planned? Come to your favorite branch to celebrate reading and summer with your favorite team mascot! Celebrate with your teammates and enjoy cake and punch while collecting lots of prizes for all of your reading efforts. Get your picture taken with local team mascots like Griff, Sparty, Louie the Laker, and Hoopie. Make a fun craft too!

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Mascot Summer Reading Celebration

August 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Ottawa Hills Branch,
1150 Giddings SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Are your summer reading goals a slam dunk? Are you going the extra mile and reading even more than you planned? Come to your favorite branch to celebrate reading and summer with your favorite team mascot! Celebrate with your teammates and enjoy cake and punch while collecting lots of prizes for all of your reading efforts. Get your picture taken with local team mascots like Griff, Sparty, Louie the Laker, and Hoopie. Make a fun craft too!

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Mascot Summer Reading Celebration

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Are your summer reading goals a slam dunk? Are you going the extra mile and reading even more than you planned? Come to your favorite branch to celebrate reading and summer with your favorite team mascot! Celebrate with your teammates and enjoy cake and punch while collecting lots of prizes for all of your reading efforts. Get your picture taken with local team mascots like Griff, Sparty, Louie the Laker, and Hoopie. Make a fun craft too!

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Mascot Summer Reading Celebration

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Are your summer reading goals a slam dunk? Are you going the extra mile and reading even more than you planned? Come to your favorite branch to celebrate reading and summer with your favorite team mascot! Celebrate with your teammates and enjoy cake and punch while collecting lots of prizes for all of your reading efforts. Get your picture taken with local team mascots like Griff, Sparty, Louie the Laker, and Hoopie. Make a fun craft too!

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Mascot Summer Reading Celebration

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Are your summer reading goals a slam dunk? Are you going the extra mile and reading even more than you planned? Come to your favorite branch to celebrate reading and summer with your favorite team mascot! Celebrate with your teammates and enjoy cake and punch while collecting lots of prizes for all of your reading efforts. Get your picture taken with local team mascots like Griff, Sparty, Louie the Laker, and Hoopie. Make a fun craft too!

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Journey to the American Dream: A 21-Day Survival Guide for Overcoming Racism

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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2016RacismAndreFields

Book release, signing, giveaway and author talk with Dr. Andre Fields

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 10
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 10
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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Mascot Summer Reading Celebration

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Are your summer reading goals a slam dunk? Are you going the extra mile and reading even more than you planned? Come to your favorite branch to celebrate reading and summer with your favorite team mascot! Celebrate with your teammates and enjoy cake and punch while collecting lots of prizes for all of your reading efforts. Get your picture taken with local team mascots like Griff, Sparty, Louie the Laker, and Hoopie. Make a fun craft too!

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Mascot Summer Reading Celebration

August 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Are your summer reading goals a slam dunk? Are you going the extra mile and reading even more than you planned? Come to your favorite branch to celebrate reading and summer with your favorite team mascot! Celebrate with your teammates and enjoy cake and punch while collecting lots of prizes for all of your reading efforts. Get your picture taken with local team mascots like Griff, Sparty, Louie the Laker, and Hoopie. Make a fun craft too!

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Mascot Summer Reading Celebration

August 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Van Belkum Branch,
1563 Plainfield NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Are your summer reading goals a slam dunk? Are you going the extra mile and reading even more than you planned? Come to your favorite branch to celebrate reading and summer with your favorite team mascot! Celebrate with your teammates and enjoy cake and punch while collecting lots of prizes for all of your reading efforts. Get your picture taken with local team mascots like Griff, Sparty, Louie the Laker, and Hoopie. Make a fun craft too!

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Mascot Summer Reading Celebration

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are your summer reading goals a slam dunk? Are you going the extra mile and reading even more than you planned? Come to your favorite branch to celebrate reading and summer with your favorite team mascot! Celebrate with your teammates and enjoy cake and punch while collecting lots of prizes for all of your reading efforts. Get your picture taken with local team mascots like Griff, Sparty, Louie the Laker, and Hoopie. Make a fun craft too!

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 11
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 11
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 12
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 12
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 13
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 13
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 14
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 14
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 15
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 15
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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Painting and Pinot

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mangiamo!,
1033 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Join us for an evening of artistic creativity! Sip a glass of your favorite wine while a local artist leads a painting demonstration. Enjoy a fun evening of painting and take home a completed canvas. While you’re creating enjoy the wonderful food and beverages offered at Mangiamo! Refreshments available for individual purchase. This event is for ages 21 and up and seating is limited.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 16
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 16
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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Speak Up: All About Oral History

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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History is made up of the stories of individual people. Oral histories record these stories, highlighting the role a person played in the broader community. Over time, some stories are buried or forgotten. Oral histories can speak to these gaps, bringing new information to light and changing the story going forward. But what exactly are oral histories, where do you find them, and how do you use them? Using film and audio clips, historian and archivist Jennifer Morrison will discuss…

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

August 17
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and 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 of our eight locations.

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 17
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An event every day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 5, 2016
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will get you moving! Join one of the four teams and help your teammate move up the scoreboard. Are you up to the challenge? Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading. For kids 18 and under.

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SBDC Social Media Series: Social Media 201

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Looking to enhance your social media skills for business? Come learn from Leandra Williams with the Grand Rapids Small Business Development Center. Using real world examples, this three-part series consists of lectures, hands-on training, and interactive questions–and–answer sessions. Bring your own laptop or tablet to create your own social media accounts. Registration is required.

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Tai Chi in the Park

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Canal Street Park,
941 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Tai Chi is an ancient, continuous, slow form of exercise. It is a moving meditation which builds strength, vitality and balance, and has many other benefits. Students of all ages will learn warm-up and eternal-youth exercises, push-hands, and forms. This class will be taught by instructors from Master Yen Hoa Lee’s School of Tai Chi Praying Mantis Kung Fu and Tai Chi Jeung, a traditional martial arts school. Rain location: Main Library.

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