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Grand Rapids Public Library to celebrate Día de los Muertos

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 10-25-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

This Saturday, October 28 through Wednesday, November 1, the downtown branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) will celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, honors family and friends who have...

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Taste of Soul Sunday to celebrate African American history, culture

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 02-14-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

On the third Sunday of every February, a long line of people gathers outside of the downtown Main Branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library. At exactly 1 p.m., the doors open and people of all ages stream through the doors. The smells of delicious,...

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GRAAMA to sponsor Ali exhibit, local oral histories for Black History Month

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 02-02-2017 under NEWS

There’s a new option for West Michigan residents who want to immerse themselves in local history and culture this February. The recently opened Grand Rapids African-American Museum and Archives (GRAAMA) is hitting its stride in providing...

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Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition welcomes national judge, rewards local talent

by (kt.herr)

Submitted 01-31-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Over the last several years, Grand Rapids has been the scene of a burgeoning, multifaceted poetry movement. Visitors to open mic nights such as Eastown Hookah Lounge’s Smokin’ Spoken Word and Stella Lounge’s The Drunken Retort will...

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Pajama Time!

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-15-2016 under

Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing lullabies, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents!

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-15-2016 under

Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning...

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Summer Storytimes for Families

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-15-2016 under

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to age 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities such as stories, songs, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Classes end with a fun and creative...

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SBDC Social Media Series

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-13-2016 under

Looking to enhance your social media skills for business? Come learn from Leandra Williams with the Grand Rapids Small Business Development Center. Using real world examples, this three-part series consists of lectures, hands-on training, and...

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Mascot Summer Reading Celebration

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-13-2016 under

Are your summer reading goals a slam dunk? Are you going the extra mile and reading even more than you planned? Come to your favorite branch to celebrate reading and summer with your favorite team mascot! Celebrate with your teammates and enjoy cake...

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Mascot Summer Reading Celebration

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-13-2016 under

Are your summer reading goals a slam dunk? Are you going the extra mile and reading even more than you planned? Come to your favorite branch to celebrate reading and summer with your favorite team mascot! Celebrate with your teammates and enjoy cake...

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