Grand Rapids Public Library

Sports in the Park: Tennis

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Submitted 06-03-2016 under

Have you ever wanted to learn to play a sport but didn’t know where to start? Join us for fun and active sports clinics at some of our beautiful city parks. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and learn how to play a favorite or new sport....

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The Rise and Fall of German U-boats

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Submitted 06-03-2016 under

Learn more about the rise and fall of the World War II German submarine fleet from Keith Gill, the former curator of the U-505 submarine at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The U-505 submarine is the only U-boat captured by the U.S....

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Reading the Great Lakes

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Submitted 06-03-2016 under

Come explore the Lakes with us! We'll read a range of titles including mystery, history, fiction, and nonfiction all taking place in the Great Lakes region—from Chicago to Cleveland. This book club will be lead by our smart librarians and...

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Science of Aromatherapy

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Submitted 06-03-2016 under

Have you ever wondered about smells and how they can affect your moods? If so, you'll love this science of aromatherapy workshop, featuring plant-based essential oils. Aromatherapy dates back to ancient times in relaxing the mind and body. Come...

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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions

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Submitted 11-09-2015 under

Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act? Open enrollment for this insurance program is from November 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016. Plan on attending one of the free informational sessions led by Certified Application Counselors from...

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Reading the Great Lakes

by (grpl)

Submitted 11-09-2015 under

Come explore the Lakes with us! We'll read a range of titles including mystery, history, fiction, and nonfiction all taking place in the Great Lakes region—from Chicago to Cleveland. This book club will be lead by our smart librarians and...

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Music in the Stacks: Tommy Schichtel

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Submitted 11-09-2015 under

Have a musical interlude in the library! As you browse the collection, enjoy a performance by Tommy Schichtel. Heart and tone draw listeners into the world of guitarist Tommy Schichtel, who has embraced instrumental surf music and garage band/vocal...

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History Detectives: Sleuthing for Local History

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Submitted 11-09-2015 under

A day-long event made up of six programs exploring various aspects of Grand Rapids history. Presented by area historians and members of historical and cultural organizations, topics are varied and reflect the unique heritage of West Michigan. Topics...

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The Birthplace of Snowboarding: 50th Anniversary of the Snurfer

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Submitted 11-09-2015 under

Nearly a foot of new snow covered the sand dune behind Sherm Poppen's home on Christmas Day in 1965. In his attempt to entertain his two young daughters, he created the prototype for the Snurfer—the first commercial snowboard. Celebrate...

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EatPlayGrow

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Submitted 11-09-2015 under

EatPlayGrow combines the latest science and research to teach children ages 2-5 and their parents how to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Join GRPL and Cherry Health Services for interactive and engaging lessons that incorporate...

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