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September 2021

¡Vamos A Leer!

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

¡Vamos A Leer! Tuesday, September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 2021,  1:00 pm Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel These storytimes celebrate the power of being bilingual and Hispanic Heritage. The stories we share will be read in both Spanish and English by our friends from local organizations: Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities; West Michigan Chamber of Commerce; LINC Up; and Grand Rapids Public Schools. https://www.grpl.org/hispanicheritage/ ¡Vamos a Leer! Los martes, 21 y 28 de septiembre y…

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Storytime on the Lawn | Seymour Branch

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on July 21, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on July 28, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on August 4, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on August 11, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on August 18, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on August 25, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on September 1, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on September 8, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on September 15, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on September 22, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on September 29, 2021 at 10:30 am

Seymour Branch, 2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States

Storytime on the Lawn Wednesdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 10:30 am Seymour Branch – 2350 Eastern SE Storytime on the Lawn will be held on a weekly basis in the lawn space at four GRPL locations. Feel free to bring your own blanket for seating. To keep our outdoor storytimes fun and engaging they are limited to the first 20 participants. Weather permitting. For…

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Storytime on the Lawn | Yankee Clipper Branch

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on September 9, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on September 16, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on September 30, 2021 at 10:30 am

Yankee Clipper Branch, 2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States

Storytime on the Lawn Thursdays, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 10:30 am  Yankee Clipper Branch – 2025 Leonard NE Storytime on the Lawn will be held on a weekly basis in the lawn space at four GRPL locations. Feel free to bring your own blanket for seating. To keep our outdoor storytimes fun and engaging they are limited to the first 20 participants. Weather permitting. For ages…

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Anime Club

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 16, 2021

Virtual Event | Discord MI United States
Anime Club

Anime Club Every Thursday May - December 2021 5:00 - 6:30 pm Virtual Event | Discord Free Discord account required. Join our virtual Anime Club to talk with other enthusiasts about your favorite fandom, discuss comics and manga, play online games, and enjoy anime-related content together! This online program is designed for anime fans aged 13 - 19. Register today. Anime Club does not meet: November 11 and 25, 2021 December 23 and 30, 2021

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Raising Bilingual Children

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Raising Bilingual Children Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6:00 pm Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page Participate in a live discussion about the benefits and challenges of raising bilingual children. Panelists include local parents, educators, and community members. A wonderful opportunity to listen, share, and gather resources. This program is presented in partnership with the Literacy Center of West Michigan. https://www.grpl.org/hispanicheritage/ La crianza de niños bilingües Jueves, 30 de septiembre de 2021, 6:00 pm Evento virtual | Página Facebook de la…

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October 2021

Let’s Talk About Water!

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Seymour Branch, 2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States

Let’s Talk About Water! Saturday, October 2, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Seymour Branch - 2350 Eastern SE What do a load of bread, a sheet of paper, and an automobile have in common? Water! We use water for bathing, drinking, cooking, and so much more. Water is used whether you are eating a pear or writing an essay on a piece of paper. As part of the National Imagine a Day Without Water Campaign, join the City of…

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Fall Fun on the Lawn | Main Library

October 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until October 25, 2021

Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
A person sitting with a child on their lap listens to a story read by a GRPL librarian

Fall Fun on the Lawn | Main Library Mondays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 10:30 am Main Library -  111 Library Street NE Bundle up and join the fun! Come sing, dance, and play outside on the lawn. For ages 0-5. Weather permitting.  

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Fall Fun on the Lawn | Seymour Branch

October 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 3, 2021

Seymour Branch, 2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
A person sitting with a child on their lap listens to a story read by a GRPL librarian

Fall Fun on the Lawn | Seymour Branch Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27 Wednesdays, November 3, 10 10:30 am Seymour Branch – 2350 Eastern SE Bundle up and join the fun! Come sing, dance, and play outside on our Library on the Lawn. For ages 0-5. Weather permitting.

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Fall Fun on the Lawn | Yankee Clipper Branch

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until November 11, 2021

Yankee Clipper Branch, 2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
A person sitting with a child on their lap listens to a story read by a GRPL librarian

Fall Fun on the Lawn | Yankee Clipper Branch Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 Thursdays, November 4, 11 10:30 am Yankee Clipper Branch – 2025 Leonard NE Bundle up and join the fun! Come sing, dance, and play outside on our Library on the Lawn. For ages 0-5. Weather permitting.

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Outside Reading Club: All About Love

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Seymour Branch, 2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States

Outside Reading Club Saturday, Oct 9, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Seymour Branch | 2350 Eastern Ave SE Space is limited. Registration required.  This event is weather permitting.  Calling all readers! Join us for a new outdoor book club that focuses on nonfiction titles. Each month we will meet on the lawn at select library locations to discuss celebrated titles. Seating will be available but guests are welcome to bring their own seating or blankets.  Selected title: All About Love…

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Social Justice Begins with Me: Healthy, Happy Brain

October 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Social Justice Begins with Me: A Book Club for Kids Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:30 - 11:30 am Main Library - 111 Library Street NE Registration recommended. Each month, the Social Justice Begins with Me book club examines a different social justice topic. Children ages 4-8 listen to a book read by a volunteer and discuss the month’s social justice topics in small groups. Children age 9-11 will read books in advance and discuss the books as a group. All…

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Public Día de los Muertos Altars

October 25 - November 3
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Public Día de los Muertos Altars Monday, October 25 - Wednesday, November 3, 2021, during open hours Madison Square Branch - 1201 Madison SE Main Library - 111 Library St NE Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities - 644 Grandville Ave SW Experience altars created by talented artist Reyna Garcia. The altars highlight the significance of the Dia de los Muertos celebration within some of our Hispanic cultures. Printed educational material will be available for everyone that visits the altars. https://www.grpl.org/hispanicheritage/…

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Public Día de los Muertos Altars

October 25 - November 3
Madison Square Branch, 1201 Madison SE
Grand Rapisd, MI 49507 United States
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Public Día de los Muertos Altars Monday, October 25 - Wednesday, November 3, 2021, during open hours Madison Square Branch - 1201 Madison SE Main Library - 111 Library St NE Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities - 644 Grandville Ave SW Experience altars created by talented artist Reyna Garcia. The altars highlight the significance of the Dia de los Muertos celebration within some of our Hispanic cultures. Printed educational material will be available for everyone that visits the altars. https://www.grpl.org/hispanicheritage/…

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Public Día de los Muertos Altars

October 25 - November 3
Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities, 644 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Public Día de los Muertos Altars Monday, October 25 - Wednesday, November 3, 2021, during open hours Madison Square Branch - 1201 Madison SE Main Library - 111 Library St NE Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities - 644 Grandville Ave SW Experience altars created by talented artist Reyna Garcia. The altars highlight the significance of the Dia de los Muertos celebration within some of our Hispanic cultures. Printed educational material will be available for everyone that visits the altars. https://www.grpl.org/hispanicheritage/…

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Latinos and the Fight for Equitable Education in Grand Rapids and Michigan

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Latinos and the Fight for Equitable Education in Grand Rapids and Michigan Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 6:00 pm Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page MSU professor Delia Fernández will explore the history of Latinos in Grand Rapids, and the difficulties faced when reaching for access to an equitable education. Dr. Fernández’s research centers on Latino placemaking in the Midwest. She is particularly interested in how they transform the places they live in to suit their political, economic, and social needs.…

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November 2021

Family Time | Main Library

November 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on November 15, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on December 6, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on December 20, 2021 at 10:30 am

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

Family Time Mondays, November 1, 15, December 6, 20 10:30 am Main Library -  111 Library Street NE Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children ages 18 months to 5 years to this storytime featuring great books, songs, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Classes end with a creative art activity. Attendance is limited to 20 attendees to ensure safe social distancing. Masks required for all attendees ages 2 and above.  Learn more. ⟶ https://www.grpl.org/storytimes/

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Social Justice Begins with Me: Economic Justice

November 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Social Justice Begins with Me: A Book Club for Kids Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:30 - 11:30 am Main Library - 111 Library Street NE Registration recommended. Each month, the Social Justice Begins with Me book club examines a different social justice topic. Children ages 4-8 listen to a book read by a volunteer and discuss the month’s social justice topics in small groups. Children age 9-11 will read books in advance and discuss the books as a group. All…

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December 2021

Social Justice Begins with Me: Racial Justice

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

Social Justice Begins with Me: A Book Club for Kids Saturday, December 11, 2021 10:30 - 11:30 am Main Library - 111 Library Street NE Registration recommended. Each month, the Social Justice Begins with Me book club examines a different social justice topic. Children ages 4-8 listen to a book read by a volunteer and discuss the month’s social justice topics in small groups. Children age 9-11 will read books in advance and discuss the books as a group. All…

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