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September 2020

Hispanic or Latino? | Discussing Latinx Identities

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic or Latino? | Discussing Latinx Identities Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 6:00 pm Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page Join GRPL for a LIVE discussion and explore the meaning of being Hispanic or Latino and tackle misconceptions and stereotypes within the Grand Rapids community and nationally. After the discussion, participate in a Q&A with the panelists.  Panelists include: Erica Soto, Assistant Director of the Seidman Boys & Girls Club - Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth and President of BL²END - Business Leaders…

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October 2020

Paranormal Stories with Sapphire

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2020

Paranormal Stories with Sapphire Saturday, October 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 7:30 pm Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel Join national host Sapphire Sandalo every Saturday in October! She created the web series and podcast “Something Scary” and  is a recurring Paranormal Expert on “Paranormal Caught On Camera” on Travel Channel, and the upcoming “Paranormal Night Shift”. Explore paranormal and supernatural phenomena through stories, interviews, and poems. Share your own paranormal or spooky experience with GRPL for a chance to have your story…

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¡Zumba Rumba!

October 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

¡Zumba Rumba! Monday, September 21, 2020, 10:30 am Monday, September 28, 2020, 6:00 pm Monday, October 5, 2020, 10:30 am Monday, October 12, 2020, 6:00 pm Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel Join GRPL for  virtual Zumba classes led by certified instructor, Angie Ramirez! This four-part interactive digital series features lively Latin music and is perfect for Zumba beginners. ¡Zumba Rumba! Lunes, 21 de septiembre de 2020, 10:30 am Lunes, 28 de septiembre de 2020, 6:00 pm Lunes, 5…

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¡Vamos A Leer!

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 13, 2020

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

¡Vamos A Leer! Tuesday, September 22 & September 29, 2020, 1:00 - 1:15 pm Tuesday, October 6 & 13, 2020, 1:00 - 1:15 pm Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel This storytime, in collaboration with Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL), Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH), Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), LINC UP, and MSU Extension celebrates the power of being bilingual and hispanic heritage. The stories we share will be read in both Spanish and English.…

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Social Justice Begins with Me: A Book Club for Kids

October 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Virtual Event Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map
Social Justice Begins with Me

Social Justice Begins with Me: A Book Club for Kids Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:30 - 11:30 am Virtual Program | Zoom Pre-registration required. Children ages 4-11 can explore social justice topics that impact their daily lives through children's literature. GVSU, GRPL, Safe Haven Ministries, 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 virtually discuss the month's social justice topic in small groups. Participants…

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Voter Registration Days at GRPL

Ballot Box

Voter Registration Days at GRPL Friday, October 16, 2020,  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Main Library - 111 Library Street Ottawa Hills Branch - 1150 Giddings SE Madison Square Branch  - 1201 Madison SE Van Belkum Branch - 1563 Plainfield NE Westside Branch  713 Bridge NW  Drop by select Grand Rapids Public Library locations during our Voter Registration Days and learn more about the absentee ballot process, register to vote, or ask questions about the November general election. We’ve partnered…

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Voter Registration Days at GRPL

Ballot Box

Voter Registration Days at GRPL Saturday, October 17, 2020,  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Main Library - 111 Library Street Seymour Branch - 2350 Eastern SE West Leonard Branch -  1017 Leonard NW Yankee Clipper Branch - 2025 Leonard NE Drop by select Grand Rapids Public Library locations during our Voter Registration Days and learn more about the absentee ballot process, register to vote, or ask questions about the November general election. We’ve partnered with the League of Women Voters…

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Reading into Suffrage History | Death in Ten Minutes

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map

Reading into Suffrage History Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 pm Virtual Program | Zoom Book: Death in Ten Minutes: The forgotten life of radical suffragette Kitty Marion, by Fern Riddell  In partnership with the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council, this three-part book discussion series will explore a variety of titles related to the history of the suffrage movement as the United States celebrates the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment. Join Grand Rapids Public Library staff and…

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Watch Party | Macario (1960)

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Program | Watch2Gether Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Watch Party | Macario (1960) Friday, October 30, 2020, 6:00 pm Virtual Program | Watch2Gether A link to this event will be shared a week before the event. This film is not rated. Join us for an online screening of Macario (1960)! Through the lens of this classic film, navigate important cultural elements and the socio-economic hardships of Colonial Mexico. Macario, the film's protagonist, faces three paranormal visits on the eve of Día de los Muertos while attempting to achieve his…

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November 2020

Remote Intro to Coding Workshop with Grand Rapids Public Library

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 3, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Virtual Event Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map

Remote Intro to Coding Workshop with Grand Rapids Public Library Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Wednesday, February 3, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Register here. Looking to transition to a career in tech or curious about tech careers? Let us help you on your journey! At Grand Circus, we believe anyone can become a developer. This FREE Intro to Coding Workshop is designed for those who are curious about coding, but who have very little or…

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Social Justice Begins with Me: A Book Club for Kids

November 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Virtual Event Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map
Social Justice Begins with Me

Social Justice Begins with Me: A Book Club for Kids Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:30 - 11:30 am Virtual Program | Zoom Pre-registration required. Children ages 4-11 can explore social justice topics that impact their daily lives through children's literature. GVSU, GRPL, Safe Haven Ministries, 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 virtually discuss the month's social justice topic in small groups. Participants…

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Reading into Suffrage History | All Bound Up Together

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map

Reading into Suffrage History Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 pm Virtual Program | Zoom Book: All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900, by Martha S. Jones  In partnership with the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council, this three-part book discussion series will explore a variety of titles related to the history of the suffrage movement as the United States celebrates the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment. Join Grand Rapids Public Library…

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December 2020

Social Justice Begins with Me: A Book Club for Kids

December 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Virtual Event Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map
Social Justice Begins with Me

Social Justice Begins with Me: A Book Club for Kids Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:30 - 11:30 am Virtual Program | Zoom Pre-registration required. Children ages 4-11 can explore social justice topics that impact their daily lives through children's literature. GVSU, GRPL, Safe Haven Ministries, 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 virtually discuss the month's social justice topic in small groups. Participants…

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