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Grand Rapids Public Library

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111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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July 2019

ScribbleMonster

Tuesday, July 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Be a part of the crew when ScribbleMonster break out the laser lights and electric guitar in a play-along rock concert powered by the sun! They’ll use music to activate learning with participation and creativity. Tuesday, July 16 10:30 am | Main Library 2:00 pm | West Leonard Branch Wednesday, July 17 10:30 am | Seymour Branch 3:00 pm |…

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ScribbleMonster

Tuesday, July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Be a part of the crew when ScribbleMonster break out the laser lights and electric guitar in a play-along rock concert powered by the sun! They’ll use music to activate learning with participation and creativity. Tuesday, July 16 10:30 am | Main Library 2:00 pm | West Leonard Branch Wednesday, July 17 10:30 am | Seymour Branch 3:00 pm |…

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ScribbleMonster

Wednesday, July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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e a part of the crew when ScribbleMonster break out the laser lights and electric guitar in a play-along rock concert powered by the sun! They’ll use music to activate learning with participation and creativity. Tuesday, July 16 10:30 am | Main Library 2:00 pm | West Leonard Branch Wednesday, July 17 10:30 am | Seymour Branch 3:00 pm |…

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ScribbleMonster

Wednesday, July 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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e a part of the crew when ScribbleMonster break out the laser lights and electric guitar in a play-along rock concert powered by the sun! They’ll use music to activate learning with participation and creativity. Tuesday, July 16 10:30 am | Main Library 2:00 pm | West Leonard Branch Wednesday, July 17 10:30 am | Seymour Branch 3:00 pm |…

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ScribbleMonster

Wednesday, July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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e a part of the crew when ScribbleMonster break out the laser lights and electric guitar in a play-along rock concert powered by the sun! They’ll use music to activate learning with participation and creativity. Tuesday, July 16 10:30 am | Main Library 2:00 pm | West Leonard Branch Wednesday, July 17 10:30 am | Seymour Branch 3:00 pm |…

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Fly Me to the Moon

Thursday, July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo mission to land on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Educators from the Air Zoo will share how gravity keeps the Moon in orbit around the Earth and what it takes to escape Earth’s gravity. Experience the creation of Moon craters and the challenges involved in landing safely on its varied surface.…

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GR Reads Photowalk

Monday, July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Main Library - Meet on the front steps Grab your camera for a walking photography lesson with local professional photographer Dianne Carroll Burdick. Learn tips and tricks for shooting in an urban setting and discover interesting vantage points and framing techniques. All skill levels welcome. Wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget your camera! https://www.grpl.org/grreads/book10/ (rain date July 29)

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Intro to Coding Workshop at Grand Rapids Public Library

Thursday, July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Looking to transition to a career in tech or curious about tech careers? Let us help you on your journey! At Grand Circus, we believe anyone can become a developer. This FREE Intro to Coding Workshop is designed for those who are curious about coding, but who have very little or no coding experience. By the year 2020, there will…

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Amazing UFO Cases

Tuesday, July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Every year, the Mutual UFO Network, the world’s largest civilian UFO research organization, compiles the best cases it receives. Join State Director Bill Konkolesky as he shares stunning recent accounts of unidentified aerial phenomena. Learn about accounts of amazing maneuvers that startled people and animals, engaged with military aircraft, and much more. https://www.grpl.org/grreads/book2/

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August 2019

GR Reads Pop Up Market

Thursday, August 1 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Inspired by Ayoola’s fashion sense in My Sister, the Serial Killer, the library is hosting a pop up market. Come shop and support small local businesses that offer clothing, organic bath and beauty products, delicious food, and more. Vendors include: -African Fashions -Afro Princess Publishing -Barb’s Bangles -Flavorful Pound Cakes & Treats -Loc Royalty LLC Apparel Brand -Mosby’s Popcorn -NaturallyACT…

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Greek Cooking with Greek to Go

Monday, August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Opa! Fresh, local fruits and veggies abound in West Michigan during the summer months. Why not try a new, fun take on all our local produce? Join Esther Koukios, owner of Greek to Go, to learn to make tourlou. Tourlou is a vegetable medley that can showcase the bright flavors of your garden with a Grecian touch. You will also…

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Greek Cooking with Greek to Go

Wednesday, August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Opa! Fresh, local fruits and veggies abound in West Michigan during the summer months. Why not try a new, fun take on all our local produce? Join Esther Koukios, owner of Greek to Go, to learn to make tourlou. Tourlou is a vegetable medley that can showcase the bright flavors of your garden with a Grecian touch. You will also…

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Summer Foraging in the Midwest

Tuesday, August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Main Library - meet on the front steps Join herbalist, forager, and author Lisa Rose on a wild journey to learn about local plants that can be used for food and herbal medicine. Come away with tips on how to locate the wild edibles of summer and learn the safe harvesting rules of urban foraging. Proper identification, harvesting ethics, traditional…

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Books and Butchers

Monday, August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Do you know the difference between spare ribs and baby back ribs? Ever wonder where pork chops come from or what is the difference between bacon and pork belly? The butchers from E.A. Brady’s will offer a unique demonstration of the process of butchering a half hog. As they work, they will share their experience and knowledge about preparing, cooking…

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Shopping for Food: A Short History

Tuesday, August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Grocery is an in-depth look at a shared American experience – shopping for food. The way we buy groceries has a colorful past and a future filled with change. Local grocer Hank Meijer looks at the evolving supermarket landscape through the over-lapping perspectives of Ruhlman’s book and his own experience. https://www.grpl.org/grreads/book7/

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A Community Conversation on Facing the Opioid Epidemic

Thursday, August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Recently declared a national public health emergency, opioid-related deaths kill more people in Michigan than car accidents or firearms. Local responses range from providing police with tools that counteract overdoses to opening safe injection sites. Join the library, along with Dirt City Sanctuary, the Kent County Opioid Task Force, and The Red Project for an important community conversation. Learn how…

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