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Upcoming Events

May 2016

Cooking Matters for Seniors

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In partnership with the YMCA, the library is pleased to offer Cooking Matters for Seniors, a six-week nutritional education program that fights hunger by teaching people how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Participants will learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best possible nourishment to their families. Cooking Matters provides recipes, books, and handouts as well as a bag of groceries containing the ingredients of the day’s lesson.…

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Market Research Series Session 1: Industry Information

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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No matter your level, entrepreneurship is about risk. The most effective entrepreneurs understand how to reduce their risk through information, specifically market research. In this series you will learn to do research for your industry, customers and competition. Discover the tools, tactics and strategies to make market research faster, easier and more beneficial whatever your level. Registration required: http://bit.ly/1QpAifT

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Cooking Matters for Seniors

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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 May 23, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In partnership with the YMCA, the library is pleased to offer Cooking Matters for Seniors, a six-week nutritional education program that fights hunger by teaching people how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Participants will learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best possible nourishment to their families. Cooking Matters provides recipes, books, and handouts as well as a bag of groceries containing the ingredients of the day’s lesson.…

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Ringlets featuring Embellish and Kevin Kammeraad

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join Embellish Handbell Ensemble and special guest Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe for a fun, hands-on experience filled with handbells and puppets. During this musical experience, kids will try their hand at ringing handbells and participate in creative activities designed to inspire furture musicians and instill a love of music.

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Market Research Series Session 2: Business-to-Customer Market Research

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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No matter your level, entrepreneurship is about risk. The most effective entrepreneurs understand how to reduce their risk through information, specifically market research. In this series you will learn to do research for your industry, customers and competition. Discover the tools, tactics and strategies to make market research faster, easier and more beneficial whatever your level. Registration required: http://bit.ly/1oWuUdQ

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Cooking Matters for Seniors

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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 May 23, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In partnership with the YMCA, the library is pleased to offer Cooking Matters for Seniors, a six-week nutritional education program that fights hunger by teaching people how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Participants will learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best possible nourishment to their families. Cooking Matters provides recipes, books, and handouts as well as a bag of groceries containing the ingredients of the day’s lesson.…

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An Evening with Jack Lessenberry: Michigan Notable Book Author Tour

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Author and journalist Jack Lessenberry will discuss Michigan’s longest serving attorney general, Frank J. Kelley. Lessenberry co-authored the Michigan Notable book, The People’s Lawyer: The Life and Times of Frank J. Kelley, the Nation’s Longest-Serving Attorney General, with Kelley. After several years as a small-town lawyer in Alpena, Kelley was unexpectedly appointed Michigan’s attorney general at the end of 1961. During that time he worked with everyone from John and Bobby Kennedy to Bill Clinton and jump-started the careers of…

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Closed for Memorial Day

The Madison Square, Ottawa Hills, Van Belkum and West Side Branches are closed for Memorial Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday.

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Closed for Memorial Day

May 29
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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All library locations are closed for Memorial Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday. The Main Library will be closed on Sundays until Labor Day.

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Closed for Memorial Day

May 30
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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All library locations are closed for Memorial Day. Regular hours resume tomorrow.

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Summer Reading Challenge

May 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 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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Free

City Government for Business: Basic

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join Landon Bartly of the Grand Rapids Planning Department for two classes for the aspiring and working entrepreneur in the City of Grand Rapids. This class will help entrepreneurs navigate small business planning, permitting, and licensing process for the City of Grand Rapids. Learn about the common pitfalls for small businesses, why they might not be as big as they seem, and where to go and who to contact to make the startup process a lot easier. Registration is required.

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June 2016

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 1 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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

June 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 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

June 2 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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

June 2
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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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Reading the Great Lakes: June 2016

June 2 @ 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. June’s selection is Strike! How the Furniture Workers Strike of 1911 Changed Grand…

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Grace, Gert, and the Berkey & Gay Gals: Women, War and Work in 1910s Grand Rapids

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Celebrate the working women of Grand Rapids 100 years ago. GRPL local history experts Julie Tabberer, Heather Edwards, and Drew Damron will highlight some of the city’s women employed outside their homes. The last decade of the heady Progressive Era opened doors both personal and professional for these 11,000 women, and the disruptions of wartime provided opportunities in a working world previously off limits. Learn about the women who worked at the Berkey & Gay furniture factory, an early woman…

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 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.

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 3 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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

June 4 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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

June 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 Reading Challenge

June 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

June 5 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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

June 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

June 6 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

June 6 @ 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 June 27, 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!

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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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 June 27, 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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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 7 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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

June 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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Free

Advanced City Government for Business

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join Landon Bartley of the Grand Rapids Planning Department for this class designed for the aspiring and working entrepreneur in the City of Grand Rapids. This session will look at the common questions and concerns of city entrepreneurs: planning, zoning, and economic development process and services in the City of Grand Rapids. Some entrepreneurs find that their small business requires them to interact with different city agencies, especially concerning building, requesting approval from a city board or commission, or getting…

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Cold Case Investigations

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn about the protocols and methodology used in cold case investigations by the Kent Metro Cold Case Team. Cold cases are among the most difficult and frustrating cases detectives face. A cold case team is a viable option for a jurisdiction that is plagued by a significant number of unsolved murders. But this doesn’t come without a high cost to an agency with budget restrictions and limited staff. D/Sgt Sally Wolter will explain case review and selection, as well as…

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Wine Tasting with Chateau Chantal

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mangiamo!,
1033 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Join us for a special wine tasting event featuring wines from Chateau Chantal, located on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City. Learn the intriguing story of the vineyard from the “Wine Shoppe Sheriff” Bill Auteenreith. He brings an incredible passion and exuberance for wine tasting and education that aims to demystify the subject of wine. Taste some of Chateau Chantal’s wines while gaining insights on food and wine pairings that only Bill can deliver. Participants must be 21 or…

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 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

June 8 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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 Storytimes for Families

June 8 @ 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 June 29, 2016
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

June 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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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 June 29, 2016
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 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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Protest Literature: Writing of the Struggle of the Oppressed

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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To protest is to publicly demonstrate strong objection to a policy or course of action adopted by those in authority. The written word is a worthy format to protest one’s condition and has been used for centuries by Blacks living with the Dream of America. From Absalom Jones to Amiri Baraka, protest literature is a part of America and a tradition that is alive today. Dr. Sherry Johnson, Associate Professor of English at GVSU, will share the connection between Ta-Nehisi…

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 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 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

June 9 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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 Storytimes for Families

June 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 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 June 30, 2016
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

June 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 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 June 30, 2016
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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Real Life Repossession Agent

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The repossession business can be exciting and dangerous, and is a necessary service for the financial community. There are many perceptions about the repossession industry and most of them are negative. Many of these misconceptions are based on what is seen or heard in the media. Repossessors are different from tow truck drivers. The real life of a repossession agent involves many hours of investigating and locating vehicles, and many more hours on the road in a truck. A repossessor…

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 10 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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

June 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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Summer Reading Challenge

June 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

June 11 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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 »

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 12 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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

June 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

June 13 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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

June 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

June 13 @ 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 June 27, 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!

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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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 June 27, 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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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 14 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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

June 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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Summer Reading Challenge

June 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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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 15 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
|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

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 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 June 29, 2016
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

June 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 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 June 29, 2016
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 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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Tai Chi in the Park

June 15 @ 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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Summer Reading Challenge

June 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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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 16 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
|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 Storytimes for Families

June 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 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 June 30, 2016
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

June 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 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 June 30, 2016
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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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Sports in the Park: Pickleball

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Belknap Park,
30 Coldbrook NE
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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Raising Strong Black Men Panel Discussion

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Ta-Nehisi Coates’ timely book raises a number of important questions. Panelists will openly discuss the struggle that Black boys face in our country and our community. What does it mean to raise a strong Black man? What challenges to Black men encounter? How do we prepare our sons to handle stereotypes and navigate an unfair world? How can we as parents, educators and friends create a community where Black men thrive? Panelists include Jamon Alexander, Dr. Andre Fields, Tony Jolliffi,…

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 17
|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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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 17 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
|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 Reading Challenge

June 18
|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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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 18 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
|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
+ Google Map

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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World Dance Party Summer Reading Kickoff

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rosa Parks Circle,
155 Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Show up and get down to kickoff summer reading at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Celebrate culture and community with music, food and fun! Meet new friends and learn multicultural dances taught by volunteer instructors. Styles include Zumba, Salsa, Bollywood, Hip Hop and Flamenco. Free parking in the Main Library’s parking lot, a short walk to Rosa Parks Circle.

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 19
|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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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 19 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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

June 20 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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

June 20
|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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

June 20 @ 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 June 27, 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!

June 20 @ 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 June 27, 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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Frozen in Time: the Shipwreck John V. Moran

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join underwater explorer and author Valerie van Heest as she travels back in time and deep beneath Lake Michigan to explore the wreck of the John V. Moran, a ship holed and sunk by the ice in February 1899 off West Michigan. She will share the trials of research, the frustration of the search, and the excitement she and fellow teammates of the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association experienced discovering and exploring the most intact shipwreck in Lake Michigan.

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 21
|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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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 21 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
|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
+ Google Map

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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Elena & Sonia: Songs from Latin America and East Asia

June 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Elena & Sonia are an exciting new duo that take audiences on a musical journey around the world, guided by folk and children’s songs from East Asia, Latin America, and beyond. They perform songs in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Tibetan, and Taiwanese, exploring the stories and traditions behind these songs and discovering the common themes that tie us all together. Audiences will sing along in every language, dance, clap, and have fun. Take a musical exploration from Japanese sea…

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Elena & Sonia: Songs from Latin America and East Asia

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Elena & Sonia are an exciting new duo that take audiences on a musical journey around the world, guided by folk and children’s songs from East Asia, Latin America, and beyond. They perform songs in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Tibetan, and Taiwanese, exploring the stories and traditions behind these songs and discovering the common themes that tie us all together. Audiences will sing along in every language, dance, clap, and have fun. Take a musical exploration from Japanese sea…

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 22
|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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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 22 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
|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
+ Google Map

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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Elena & Sonia: Songs from Latin America and East Asia

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Elena & Sonia are an exciting new duo that take audiences on a musical journey around the world, guided by folk and children’s songs from East Asia, Latin America, and beyond. They perform songs in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Tibetan, and Taiwanese, exploring the stories and traditions behind these songs and discovering the common themes that tie us all together. Audiences will sing along in every language, dance, clap, and have fun. Take a musical exploration from Japanese sea…

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Summer Storytimes for Families

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 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 June 29, 2016
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

June 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 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 June 29, 2016
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 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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Elena & Sonia: Songs from Latin America and East Asia

June 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Elena & Sonia are an exciting new duo that take audiences on a musical journey around the world, guided by folk and children’s songs from East Asia, Latin America, and beyond. They perform songs in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Tibetan, and Taiwanese, exploring the stories and traditions behind these songs and discovering the common themes that tie us all together. Audiences will sing along in every language, dance, clap, and have fun. Take a musical exploration from Japanese sea…

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Elena & Sonia: Songs from Latin America and East Asia

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Elena & Sonia are an exciting new duo that take audiences on a musical journey around the world, guided by folk and children’s songs from East Asia, Latin America, and beyond. They perform songs in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Tibetan, and Taiwanese, exploring the stories and traditions behind these songs and discovering the common themes that tie us all together. Audiences will sing along in every language, dance, clap, and have fun. Take a musical exploration from Japanese sea…

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Free

Fold + Focus Origami Workshop

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Do you like to fiddle and fold paper? Why not put those talents to use and learn to make an origami ball. Not only is it creative and fun, it is also a mindful way to unwind your brain—some even consider it an active form of meditation. It could be the perfect solution for quieting your mind and unlocking your creativity. Join the Soulistic Sisters for a focused night of folding fun. All supplies are provided. Space is limited and…

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 23
|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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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 23 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
|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 Storytimes for Families

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 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 June 30, 2016
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

June 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 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 June 30, 2016
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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.

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Cooking at Old World Olive Co.

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Old World Olive Co.,
108 Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Join Chef Jen at Old World Olive Co. and learn classic cooking techniques with fresh, healthy flavors featuring some of the finest balsamic vinegars and regional olive oils. Sample and learn basic bread techniques with focaccia and roux-based sauces and soups with asparagus soup with basil oil. Learn how to amp up your ordinary dinner with grilled balsamic vegetables and a healthy protein packed version of meatloaf with turkey quinoa meatloaf with vegetable ragout. The evening promises small plate tasting,…

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 24
|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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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 24 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
|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 Reading Challenge

June 25
|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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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 25 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
|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

June 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 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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