Grand Rapids Public Library

One Book, One City for Kids

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Submitted 11-09-2015 under

One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program that encourages all 5th graders in the city to read and discuss the same book. The program also strives to encourage a lifelong love of reading among students, to inspire readers to bring...

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Grand Rapids Public Library renews Day of the Dead tradition

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-27-2015 under NEWS

Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican National Holiday also celebrated in other Latino countries, will be observed at the Main Campus of the Grand Rapids Public Library from October 30 to November 1. During that time, residents who want to share the memory...

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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions

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Submitted 10-19-2015 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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Veterans Service Fair

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Submitted 10-19-2015 under

Veterans are invited to stop by this open house to learn about the various community resources available. Over 20 organizations will share information about the community services, opportunities and the benefits they have earned as a result of their...

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Love, Sex and 4-H: The Story of the Story

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Submitted 10-19-2015 under

As the 1960s dawned in small-town Michigan, Anne-Marie Oomen was a naive farm girl whose mother was determined to keep her out of trouble—by keeping her in 4-H. In Love, Sex and 4-H, Oomen sets the wholesomeness of her domestic lessons in 4-H...

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Reading the Great Lakes

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Submitted 10-19-2015 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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Exploring Michigan: Back Roads and Small Towns

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Submitted 10-19-2015 under

Expressways have made it too easy to adopt a 'destination oriented' travel philosophy. We often miss enjoyable and scenic back roads and interesting small towns. Ride Michigan, a book for travelers, is about abandoning speed and straight-...

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Music in the Stacks: Tokyo Morose

by (grpl)

Submitted 10-19-2015 under

Have a musical interlude in the library! As you browse the collection, enjoy a performance by Tokyo Morose. In its inception, the Grand Rapids-based band, Tokyo Morose, has a rather blatant electro-acoustic sound, mixing pump organ, bells, drums,...

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Teen [Tech]Knowledgey Winter Workshop

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Submitted 10-19-2015 under

Imagine building a robot and programming it to make it do what you want! Come create an awesome robot this winter at the library! Explore the world of robotics using Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 base set and software. Bring a friend, grab a kit and...

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Winter Reading Challenge

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Submitted 10-19-2015 under

The weather outside is frightful, which makes it the perfect time to settle in with a good book. Sign up for the Winter Reading Challenge, select the number of books you are going to challenge yourself to read or listen to before the end of February...

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