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September 2022

Hispanic Heritage Game Day

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Hispanic Heritage Game Day Fridays, September 30, 2022, 4:00 - 6:00 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE Join the Grand Rapids Public Library for a classic Bingo game, Loteria, and test your knowledge with trivia about Hispanic history and culture. This family-friendly event is designed for all ages. Games will be played in both English and Spanish.   Día de Juegos de la Herencia Hispana Viernes, 30 de septiembre, 2022, 4:00 - 6:00 pm Biblioteca Principal – 111…

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October 2022

Family Storytime | Main Library

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until November 14, 2022

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

Family Storytime Mondays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14 10:30 am | Main Library – 111 Library St NE Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children ages 0 to 5 years to this storytime featuring great books, songs, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Classes end with an art activity and playtime designed to help your child's brain grow.    

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Pajama Time

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 31, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm

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

Pajama Time Mondays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14 6:30 pm | West Leonard Branch - 1017 Leonard NW Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animals or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event! Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents of children age 5 and under!   

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Music in the Stacks: Gabriel Estrada III

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Music in the Stacks: Gabriel Estrada III Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE, First Floor Enjoy local music at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Featuring emerging and established talent, Music in the Stacks is a fun and lively event designed for all ages. Concerts take place in the book stacks on the first floor of the Main Library. Seating is first come, first served. Influenced by music at an early age,…

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Social Justice Begins With ME

October 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 19, 2022 at 10:30 am

One event on December 10, 2022 at 10:30 am

Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
Social Justice Begins with Me

Social Justice Begins With ME Saturdays, September 24, October 15, November 19, December 10, 2022, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE Join the Book Club! 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 ages 9-11 will read a book in advance and discuss the…

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Healthy Habits Book Club

October 19 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 pm
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One event on November 17, 2022 at 5:30 am

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

Healthy Habits Book Club Wednesdays, September 14, October 19, November 16, 5:30 - 6:30 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE Catherine's Health Center and the Grand Rapids Public Library are teaming up to bring you the Healthy Habits Book Club.  Katie Hague, a Health Coach from Catherine's Health Center, will lead this monthly book discussion and provide additional strategies for making healthy choices. Participants will leave with more information about how to create new habits for a healthy…

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Creator Labs

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2022 at 5:30 pm

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

Creator Labs Thursdays, October 20, November 17, December 15, 2022, 5:30 - 7:00 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE Tweens and teens are invited to learn how to use GRPL's NEW maker equipment to create something cool to take home. Each month, we’ll explore a different art and design creation. For kids and teens ages 11-19.  October 20: 3D Printed Keychains November 17: Green Screens & Photo Editing December 15: Personalized Vinyl Stickers 

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Public Día de los Muertos Altars | Main Library

October 21 - November 3
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Public Día de los Muertos Altars Friday, October 21 – Thursday, November 3, 2022, during open hours Madison Square Branch - 1201 Madison SE Main Library - 111 Library St NE Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities’ Cook Library Center – 1100 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…

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Haunted Grand Rapids Tour for Teens

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Haunted Grand Rapids Tour for Teens Monday, October 24, 2022, 5:00 - 6:00 pm Meet at the flagpole at the Main Library – 111 Library St NE Registration required.  Join GR Crime Tours for a haunted walking tour of downtown Grand Rapids! Whether you're a believer or a skeptic, you'll have fun exploring the city and hearing its most notorious ghost stories. Just in time for Halloween! The tour will begin and end at the Main Library. For teens ages…

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 30, 2022 at 1:00 pm

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

Friends of the Library Book Sale Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, October 30, 2022 Main Library – 111 Library St NE Join us at our biggest book sale of the year! During this annual fundraiser, find bargains to help fill your home bookshelf, office, or classroom. Both cash and credit cards are accepted at this event.  All proceeds benefit the Grand Rapids Public Library.  Saturday, October 29, 2022 , 9:00 am - 4:00 pm All books are 50¢ each or…

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November 2022

Building Basic Computer Skills

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on November 7, 2022 at 11:00 am

Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
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Building Basic Computer Skills Wednesday, Sept 7, 2022, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Monday, Nov 7, 2022,  11:00 am - 12:30 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE Are you often confused by computer terms and lingo? By learning the key concepts and basic terminology used in technology, you can build a foundation for digital literacy that will last a lifetime. In this class, you will begin the process of developing the skills you will need to navigate the Internet,…

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An Evening with Angeline Boulley

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

An Evening with Angeline Boulley Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE Registration required  Join the Grand Rapids Public Library for a lively conversation with  #1 New York Times best-selling author, Angeline Boulley, about her celebrated book, Firekeeper's Daughter. The event will be followed by a book signing.  Angeline Boulley is a Chippewa author and has worked to improve education for Indigenous children. Her debut work, Firekeeper's Daughter, was named one of…

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Discovering the Internet

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on November 14, 2022 at 11:00 am

Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
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Discovering the Internet Wednesday, Sept 14, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Monday, Nov 14, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE Using the Internet can be an intimidating experience for many people. In this class, you will learn how the Internet works and basic definitions for the most common Internet terms. Discover tips and tricks on how to protect your information and identity while searching, shopping and surfing the web. 

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Book Talk: Muslims of the Heartland

November 17 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Book Talk: Muslims of the Heartland Thursday, November 17, 2022, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE Join us for an author visit with Dr. Edward E. Curtis IV, who will talk about his book "Muslims of the Heartland: How Syrian Immigrants Made a Home in the American Midwest". A Q&A session will follow this free event. Indie bookstore, Books and Mortar, will have Dr. Curtis' book available for purchase and signing. Refreshments provided. About the…

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Exploring Email

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on November 21, 2022 at 10:00 am

Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
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Exploring Email Wednesday, Sept 21, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Monday, Nov 21, 2022,  11:00 am - 12:30 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE The Internet is constantly evolving and developing new services and functions. But as services and social networks have come and gone, one tool has remained constant: email. In this class we will explore how to secure your email account and ensure you can always regain access should you forget your password. In addition, we…

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Managing Your Digital Footprint

November 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on November 28, 2022 at 11:00 am

Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
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Managing Your Digital Footprint Wednesday, Sept 28, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Monday, Nov 28, 2022,  11:00 am - 12:30 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE Have you ever forgotten a password? Do you wish you had a plan to manage your online information and protect your privacy? Managing your digital footprint may seem intimidating, but with a plan and the right tools, you can stay safe and get the most out of your experience online. This class…

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