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10:00 am

Mindstorm Saturdays

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 1, 2019

Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Kids ages 10 and up can explore robotics every Saturday at the library. Using Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits, these hands-on robotics teach essential coding skills, problem solving, and more. This is a self-guided, drop-in event.

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10:30 am

Social Justice Begins with Me: A Book Club for Kids

September 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Children ages 4-11 can explore social justice topics that impact their daily lives through children's literature. GVSU, GRPL, and community volunteers will read children's books on that month's social justice topic (e.g. celebrating diversity, gender, equity, disability). After the book readings, we discuss the topic in small groups and enjoy a snack and themed craft […]

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1:00 pm

Small Business Research Essentials

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Join the Business Librarian for an informative journey through the library's small business resources. Arm yourself with the best business information available and give yourself the upper hand whether you are starting or growing your business.

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Almost Adulting

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Teens: get answers to your money questions! Learn how to find a job, figure out the smartest way to bank, and discover strategies for getting and using scholarships in this 3-part series. Because almost adulting is hard work, a snack will be provided. Spanish resources will be available. Get smart with your money now and […]

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1:30 pm

World War I Women’s Defense Cards

September 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

During one week in April 1918, 20,000 Grand Rapids women—half the city’s female population—registered for the war effort. One thousand registrars were trained to conduct a 30-minute interview with each woman. Each woman’s information was recorded on a government-issued 5x8 card. Unlike the male WWI registration cards, those from the woman’s nationwide registration are a […]

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