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Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
616-988-5400 www.grpl.org

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June 2022

Summer 2022 | Mini Book Sale

June 1 - September 1
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
A photograph of the Main Library's Friends of the Library Sale space

Until September 1, 2022, all Fiction books in the Friends Book Store located on Level 3 of the Main Library are 3 for $1.00. https://www.grpl.org/about/get-involved/be-a-friend/

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54th Annual Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition Reception

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

54th Annual Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition Reception Saturday, June 4, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 pm Main Library -  111 Library Street NE The 54th Annual Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition Reception will take place during the annual Festival of the Arts celebration. Enjoy poems read aloud by winners in each category in the Ryerson Auditorium located in the Main Library. Learn more. 

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Summer Fun Kick-off with Leah Ivory African Drum & Dance | Main Library

June 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Summer Fun Kick-off with Leah Ivory African Drum & Dance Wednesday, June 15, 2022  Leah Ivory and friends will offer a performance demonstration of traditional drumming rhythms and dance from West Africa. Learn about  the drumming rhythms and their meaning and then learn traditional dance moves with the performers for a drum and dance celebration! 4:30 - 6:30 pm | Main Library - 111 Library Street NE Lanzamiento de Diversiones de Verano con Leah Ivory African Drum & Dance Miércoles,15…

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Animals of America with Blandford Nature Center | Main Library

June 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Animals of America with Blandford Nature Center Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Come on out and meet a few of Blandford's Wildlife Ambassadors! The animals you'll meet are native to Michigan and cannot survive in the wild. See birds, mammals, and  herptiles - some animals can even be gently touched! Natural artifacts like furs, feathers, and skulls will be passed around during the program. 4:30 - 6:30 pm | Main Library - 111 Library Street NE Animales de América con Blandford…

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Summer Series: Writers and Readers | James McBride and Mursalata Muhammed

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Summer Series: Writers and Readers This monthly book series will inspire writers and readers alike. Grow your writing skills in workshops led by local authors. Hear the stories behind the books written by internationally bestselling authors. Meet area booksellers and book lovers. Enjoy delicious eats from area food trucks.   Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:30 pm, Main Library - 111 Library St NE Writing Workshop led by Mursalata Muhammad, a creative writer and GRCC English professor. Registration required. Thursday, June 23,…

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July 2022

G’Day Nature! Clay and Sand Sculpting | Main Library

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

G’Day Nature! Clay and Sand Sculpting Australia is home to many  animals that live in a variety of landscapes, including deserts and beaches. Learn to sculpt an Australian animal out of clay. While your clay creation is baking, make a batch of kinetic sand to take home. Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:00 - 2:30 pm | Main Library - 111 Library Street NE G’Day Nature! Escultura en Arcilla y Arena Australia es el hogar de muchos animales que viven en…

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Voter Registration Pop Up | Main Library

July 14 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Voter Registration Pop Up  Representatives from the League of Women Voters of Greater Grand Rapids and VoteRiders will visit GRPL branches to help patrons register to vote and answer questions about the right to vote.  Thursday, July 14, 2022 10:30 am - 2:00 pm | Main Library - 111 Library Street NE ​​ "Pop Ups" para el Registro de Votantes Representantes de la "League of Women Voters" del área metropolitana de Grand Rapids y "VoteRiders" visitarán las sucursales de la GRPL…

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Breakout Box Challenge | Main Library

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Breakout Box Challenge Monday, July 25, 2:00 - 4:00 pm Main Library - 111 Library St NE A breakout box is like an escape room, except instead of trying to break out of the room, you’re trying to break into a box full of treasures. Can you crack the codes and solve the puzzles in time? Bring your friends, or come solo and we’ll assemble a team for you. For ages 13-19. Registration required. Sign up at grpl.org/register. Breakout Box…

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Summer Series: Writers and Readers | Cleve Jones and Meryl Wilsner

July 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Summer Series: Writers and Readers This monthly book series will inspire writers and readers alike. Grow your writing skills in workshops led by local authors. Hear the stories behind the books written by internationally bestselling authors. Meet area booksellers and book lovers. Enjoy delicious eats from area food trucks.   Thursday, July 28, 2022 5:30 pm, Main Library - 111 Library St NE Writing Workshop led by Meryl Wilsner, author of Something To Talk About and Mistakes Were Made (launching Fall…

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August 2022

Cultural Showcase by Golden Tiger Kung Fu & Extended Learning Academy | Main Library

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Cultural Showcase by Golden Tiger Kung Fu & Extended Learning Academy Join the students from Golden Tiger Kung Fu & Extended Learning Academy, who will perform a traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, followed by a demonstration of traditional Kung Fu. See Kung Fu moves using  the long fist, monkey fist, bamboo fans, swords, staffs and spears! After the performance, Shifu (master) Mei will lead participants in a 5–10-minute class teaching them one of the foundational forms, or movements, of Kung Fu.…

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Antarctic Survival | Main Library

August 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Antarctic Survival How do penguins stay warm? Why do Antarctic explorers need to pack sunscreen? Find out in this “cool” interactive program. Wednesday, August 10, 2022 4:30 - 6:30 pm | Main Library - 111 Library Street NE Join us for a Summer Reading Program afterparty immediately after this event. Supervivencia Antártica ¿Cómo se mantienen calientes los pingüinos? ¿Por qué necesitan empacar protector solar los exploradores antárticos? Descubran esto en este programa interactivo “cool.” Miércoles, 10 de agosto de 2022…

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Summer Series: Writers and Readers | Silvia Moreno Garcia and Kayla Chenault

August 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Summer Series: Writers and Readers This monthly book series will inspire writers and readers alike. Grow your writing skills in workshops led by local authors. Hear the stories behind the books written by internationally bestselling authors. Meet area booksellers and book lovers. Enjoy delicious eats from area food trucks.   Thursday, August 25, 2022 5:30 pm, Main Library- 111 Library St NE Writing Workshop led by Kayla Chenault, a practitioner of Black Girl Magic and author of These Bones. Registration required.…

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