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GR Reads 2020 Virtual Events

These digital programs will be offered on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

From Xibalba to the Moon: Mayan Myths

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 6:00 pm
Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel

Like the Greek gods, the Mayan deities were also stubborn, envious, angry, and liked to gossip. To learn more about Mayan myths and legends, join Carolina Quiroga for From Xibalba to the Moon, a virtual storytime for adults. Travel to the time when the famous twin brothers Hunahpu and Xbalanque went to the Mayan underworld and played the longest game against the Lords of Xibalba. Hear the dramatic story of Ixchel–the Moon Goddess–and the men her life: Itzamná, the Sun God; Chac, the Rain God; grandfather; and vulture.

The Human Body: A Modern View of Health

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 6:00 pm
Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel

Join Dr. Aaron Rackham for discussion on the master control system of the human body and how we can keep it free from stress or disease. Learn about the Toltec Wisdom of the Four Agreements that can transform your life. Together we will try to break through the maze of confusing information of how we should fuel our bodies for optimum health.

Film Club: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 7:00 pm
Virtual Event | Wealthy Theatre’s Facebook Page

Do you ever wish you could escape to the great outdoors? Use the library’s streaming service Kanopy to watch Hunt for the Wilderpeople and then join our  panel of experts as they discuss their favorite parts of the film.

Tune in here for a pre-recorded conversation and join the discussion through Facebook at the Wealthy Theatre page.

The Comedy Project’s Intro to Improv

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 6:00 pm
Virtual Event | Zoom

Learn some of the basic building blocks of improvisation and then take those skills for a test drive by participating in improv games adapted for an online format. The Comedy Project Training Center will have you laughing from the comfort of your own home.

Inspired by Wu-Tang: A DJ Set with Governor Slugwell

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 6:00 pm
Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel

Join us for a virtual DJ Set featuring local MC, Governor Slugwell. Celebrate National Hip Hop Day with a lively set inspired by the book Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.

Writing Workshop with Caitlin Horrocks

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 7:00 pm
Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel

Join GVSU writing professor and author  Caitlin Horrocks for an online writing workshop. Designed to challenge and inspire writers of all levels, this online workshop includes writing exercises that can be completed at your own pace.

Film Club: The Mystery of Chess Boxing

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 7:00 pm
Virtual Event | Wealthy Theatre’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel

The Wu-Tang Clan have drawn great inspiration from classic kung-fu movies. Use the library’s streaming service Kanopy to watch The Mystery of Chess Boxing and then join our panel of experts as they discuss their favorite parts of the film and how the kung-fu genre has impacted American culture.

Tune in here for a pre-recorded conversation and join a live discussion through Facebook at the Wealthy Theatre page.