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July 2020

GR Reads – From Xibalba to the Moon: Mayan Myths

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map

GR Reads - 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…

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Alex Thomas and Friends Virtual Animation Workshop

July 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
MI United States

Alex Thomas and Friends Virtual Animation Workshop July 12, 2020 11:00 am | GRPL's Facebook Page and Youtube Channel Virtual Event  *This program will be available for 1 week. Kids 8 and up can learn to create several different animations. Join Alex Thomas and Friends virtually on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Learn more.  

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Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 27, 2020

MI United States

Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe Mondays, June 29 - July 27, 2020 Virtual Event 10:00 am | GRPL's Facebook Page  Enjoy super fun short puppet shows with Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet troupe. Enjoy a new short video every week. Learn more.

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Comedy Magic with Cameron Zvara

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until July 27, 2020

MI United States

Comedy Magic with Cameron Zvara Mondays, June 29 - July 27, 2020 Virtual Event 10:30 am | GRPL's Facebook Page  Join us online for tons of fun with Comedy Magician & Entertainer Cameron Zvara! Cameron's shows will be full of mind-blowing magic, comedy, juggling, music, and magic lessons. You won't want to miss out! Enjoy a new short video every week. Learn more.

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Let’s Talk about Race – Family Storytime

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until July 27, 2020

Virtual Event Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map

Let’s Talk about Race - Family Storytime Mondays, July 06 - 27, 2020 1:00 - 1:15 pm Virtual Program | GRPL’s Facebook Page and Youtube Channel This  series of virtual storytimes focus on the ways parents and caregivers can talk about race with children. Enjoy books featuring racially diverse characters, immersive sing-along songs, and tips for introducing race into conversations with young learners.

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¡Vamos a Leer! – Let’s Read! 

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Virtual Event Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map

¡Vamos a Leer! - Let's Read!  Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 12:00 pm Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page and Youtube Channel This storytime, in collaboration with the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) and Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH), celebrates the power of being bilingual. The stories we share will be read in both Spanish and English.  Este storytime , en colaboración con la Biblioteca Pública de Grand Rapids (GRPL) y Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH), celebramos el poder…

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GR Reads – The Human Body: A Modern View of Health

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map

GR Reads - The Human Body: A Modern View of Health Thursday July 16, 2020, 6:00 pm Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page and Youtube Channel Learn about  the master control system of the human body and how we can keep it free from stress or disease. Dr. Aaron Rackham will highlight the Toltec Wisdom of the Four Agreements and ways it can transform your life. He will help you break through the maze of confusing information and share tips…

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Just Breathe! Parenting with Mindfulness

July 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
MI United States + Google Map

Just Breathe! Parenting with Mindfulness Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm | GRPL's Facebook Page and Youtube Channel Virtual Event Observe your thoughts and emotions as they are, not as you wish they were. Use patience, kindness, and non-judgment in this mindfulness virtual workshop designed for parents. Learn techniques like the chicken breath to help tackle emotions or tough situations!

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Teens Just Breathe! Middle-grade Mindfulness & Stress Reduction

July 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MI United States + Google Map

Teens Just Breathe! Middle-grade Mindfulness & Stress Reduction Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | GRPL's Facebook Page and Youtube Channel Virtual Event Observe your thoughts and emotions as they are, not as you wish they were. Use patience, kindness, and non-judgment in this mindfulness virtual workshop designed for tweens and teens. Learn techniques like the chicken breath to help tackle emotions or tough situations! https://www.grpl.org/summerreading-review/teen-events/

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Teens Just Breathe! High-School Mindfulness & Stress Reduction

July 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MI United States

Teens Just Breathe! High-School Mindfulness & Stress Reduction Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | GRPL's Facebook Page and Youtube Channel Virtual Event Observe your thoughts and emotions as they are, not as you wish they were. Use patience, kindness, and non-judgment in this mindfulness virtual workshop designed for tweens and teens. Learn techniques like the chicken breath to help tackle emotions or tough situations! Learn more.

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Teens Just Breathe! High-School Mindfulness & Self Compassion

July 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MI United States + Google Map

Teens Just Breathe! High-School Mindfulness & Self Compassion Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | GRPL's Facebook Page and Youtube Channel Virtual Event Observe your thoughts and emotions as they are, not as you wish they were. Use patience, kindness, and non-judgment in this mindfulness virtual workshop designed for tweens and teens. Learn techniques like the chicken breath to help tackle emotions or tough situations. Learn more.

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GR Reads – Film Club: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map

GR Reads - Film Club: Hunt for the Wilderpeople Thursday, July 30, 2020, 7:00 pm Virtual Event | GRPL’s Website and 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. You can join the discussion through Facebook at the Wealthy Theatre page.  Related Book: The River…

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August 2020

GR Reads – The Comedy Project’s Intro to Improv

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map

GR Reads - The Comedy Project’s Intro to Improv Thursday, August 6, 2020, 6:00 pm Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page and Youtube Channel 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.  Related Book: Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come by Jessica…

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

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map

GR Reads - 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. Related Book: Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: The Untold Story of the Wu-Tang Clan’s Million Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of…

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GR Reads – Writing Workshop with Caitlin Horrocks

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map

GR Reads - 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. Related Book: The Vexations by Caitlin Horrocks Learn more ⟶ https://www.grpl.org/grreads

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GR Reads – Film Club: The Mystery of Chess Boxing

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map

GR Reads - Film Club: The Mystery of Chess Boxing Thursday, August 20, 2020, 7:00 pm Virtual Event | GRPL’s Website and Wealthy Theatre’s Facebook Page 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. You can join the discussion…

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