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Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/22/2017

Winter Reading Challenge

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...

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library Grand Rapids, MI

01/22/2017

One Book, One City for Kids

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.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

01/22/2017

Time: 1-4 p.m

Open House at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

Open House at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

Type of Event:

Meetings
Neighborhood Associations

Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1700 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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01/22/2017

Time: Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2-6 p.m.

Aquinas College Art Department Faculty Exhibit

https://www.aquinas.edu/art/gallery

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave Sw
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/23/2017

Time: 8:30pm-11:30pm

The Drunken Retort

Grand Rapids Premier weekly art showcase. 14 Open Slots for ANY talent, and nationally touring poets featuring twice a month.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/23/2017

Winter Reading Challenge

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...

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library Grand Rapids, MI

01/23/2017

One Book, One City for Kids

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.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St., NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/23/2017

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

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...

Type of Event: Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library, Seymour Branch
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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01/23/2017

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Spanish Family Pajama Time

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 songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great...

Type of Event: Meetings

Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1700 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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01/23/2017

Time: Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2-6 p.m.

Aquinas College Art Department Faculty Exhibit

https://www.aquinas.edu/art/gallery

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/24/2017

Winter Reading Challenge

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...

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St., NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/24/2017

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions

Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act? Open enrollment for this insurance program is from November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017.

Type of Event:

Lectures
Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library Grand Rapids, MI

01/24/2017

One Book, One City for Kids

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.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Yankee Clipper Branch
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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01/24/2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Pajama Time for Toddlers

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 songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great...

Type of Event:

Arts-Entertainment
Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library, West Leonard Branch
1017 Leonard Street NW
Grand Rapids 49504

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01/24/2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Pajama Time for Toddlers

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 songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great...

Type of Event:

Arts-Entertainment
Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St., NE
Grand Rapids 49503

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01/24/2017

Time: 11:00 AM

Pre- Reading Classes for Toddlers

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their energetic toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years, to 30-minute classes featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities including stories, songs with...

Type of Event: Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library, Seymour Branch
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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01/24/2017

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Pajama Time for Families

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 songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great...

Type of Event: Meetings

01/24/2017

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Orientation for Prospective Volunteer Literacy Tutors

Looking to share your love of reading? Hoping to give back to the Grand Rapids community? Sign up for an orientation session with the Literacy Center of West Michigan's Adult Tutoring Program.

Type of Event: Volunteer

Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1700 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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01/24/2017

Time: Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2-6 p.m.

Aquinas College Art Department Faculty Exhibit

https://www.aquinas.edu/art/gallery

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/25/2017

Winter Reading Challenge

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...

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St., NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/25/2017

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Small Business Research Essentials

Join the Business Librarian for an informative journey through the Library's small business resources. Arm yourself with the best business information available, and give yourself the upper hand...

Type of Event:

Lectures
Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library Grand Rapids, MI

01/25/2017

One Book, One City for Kids

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.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Yankee Clipper Branch
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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01/25/2017

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 Am

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

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...

Type of Event: Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library, West Leonard Branch
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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01/25/2017

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

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...

Type of Event: Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library, West Leonard Branch
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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01/25/2017

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

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...

Type of Event: Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library, Seymour Branch
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids 49507

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01/25/2017

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Pre- Reading Classes for Toddlers

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their energetic toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years, to 30-minute classes featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities including stories, songs with...

Type of Event: Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St., NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/25/2017

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speak to a Geek: Drop-In Computer Help Sessions

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic...

Type of Event: Meetings

Goei Center
818 Butterworth Street SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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01/25/2017

Time: 5:00-9:00pm

7th Annual Meeting & LocalMotion Awards

Help Local First celebrate businesses and individuals within our community that strive to improve it

Type of Event:

Arts-Entertainment
Meetings

Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1700 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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01/25/2017

Time: Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2-6 p.m.

Aquinas College Art Department Faculty Exhibit

https://www.aquinas.edu/art/gallery

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
201 Front Ave. Sw, 200 suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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01/25/2017

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Obsessions of Successful Nonprofits

Matthew Downey, director of nonprofit services at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy will be using his 25 years of work experience in the nonprofit sector to help guide nonprofit leaders...

Type of Event: Lectures

01/26/2017

Time: 7:30 PM

CMS of Lincoln Center - Fauré and Brahms

Featuring pianist Alessio Bax, violinists Ani Kavafian and Yura Lee and cellist Paul Watkins.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/26/2017

Winter Reading Challenge

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...

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St., NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/26/2017

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Exploring Social Media

The Internet and social media have made it easier than ever to keep in touch with friends and family. Beginning with a brief introduction to email, this class will teach you how to communicate with...

Type of Event:

Lectures
Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library Grand Rapids, MI

01/26/2017

One Book, One City for Kids

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.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Seymour Branch
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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01/26/2017

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

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...

Type of Event: Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library, Yankee Clipper Branch
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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01/26/2017

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, to 45-minute classes featuring literacy-rich activities such as interactive storytelling using puppets, dramatic play, and...

Type of Event:

Arts-Entertainment
Meetings

01/26/2017

Time: 7-8:30pm

20th Century African American Spirituality

What are the stories of African Americans who live in the Grand Rapids area? How do they express their faith? How do we find a door into this thriving culture? Our guest speaker, Lisa Butler,...

Type of Event: Lectures

Grand Rapids Public Library, West Leonard Branch
1017 Leonard Street NW
Grand Rapids 49504

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01/26/2017

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Pre- Reading Classes for Toddlers

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their energetic toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years, to 30-minute classes featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities including stories, songs with...

Type of Event: Meetings

Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1700 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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01/26/2017

Time: Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2-6 p.m.

Aquinas College Art Department Faculty Exhibit

https://www.aquinas.edu/art/gallery

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/27/2017

Winter Reading Challenge

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...

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library Grand Rapids, MI

01/27/2017

One Book, One City for Kids

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.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Woodbridge N Ferris Building
17 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/27/2017

Time: 8pm

36-Hour Challenge

A competition challenging contestants to script, shoot, edit, and submit a film in 36 hours.

Type of Event:

Arts-Entertainment
Fairs-Festivals

Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1700 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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01/27/2017

Time: Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2-6 p.m.

Aquinas College Art Department Faculty Exhibit

https://www.aquinas.edu/art/gallery

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids 49503

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01/28/2017

Time: FRI- 8PM SAT- 3PM & 8PM

Harry Potter in Concert with the Grand Rapids Symphony

Relive the magic of Harry, Ron and Hermione in the story that started it all. See the entire film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, on the big screen, in all its high-definition glory, while...

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/28/2017

Winter Reading Challenge

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...

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St., NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/28/2017

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

History Detectives: Sleuthing for History

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...

Type of Event:

Lectures
Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library Grand Rapids, MI

01/28/2017

One Book, One City for Kids

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.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

01/28/2017

Time: 10am-2pm

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Training

A workshop offered for those who are preparing to become Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, as well as those already serving in this capacity.* Its purpose is to deepen the participants’...

Type of Event: Lectures

Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1700 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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01/28/2017

Time: Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2-6 p.m.

Aquinas College Art Department Faculty Exhibit

https://www.aquinas.edu/art/gallery

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/29/2017

Winter Reading Challenge

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...

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library Grand Rapids, MI

01/29/2017

One Book, One City for Kids

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.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1700 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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01/29/2017

Time: Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2-6 p.m.

Aquinas College Art Department Faculty Exhibit

https://www.aquinas.edu/art/gallery

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1700 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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01/29/2017

Time: 3:00 PM

Aquinas College Faculty Recital: Barbara Witham McCargar, Soprano and Mary Hurd, Piano

Aquinas College Faculty Recital: Barbara Witham McCargar, Soprano and Mary Hurd, Piano

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave Sw
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/30/2017

Time: 8:30pm-11:30pm

The Drunken Retort

Grand Rapids Premier weekly art showcase. 14 Open Slots for ANY talent, and nationally touring poets featuring twice a month.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/30/2017

Winter Reading Challenge

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...

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library Grand Rapids, MI

01/30/2017

One Book, One City for Kids

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.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St., NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/30/2017

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

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...

Type of Event: Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library, Seymour Branch
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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01/30/2017

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Spanish Family Pajama Time

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 songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great...

Type of Event: Meetings

Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1700 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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01/30/2017

Time: Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2-6 p.m.

Aquinas College Art Department Faculty Exhibit

https://www.aquinas.edu/art/gallery

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/31/2017

Winter Reading Challenge

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...

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St., NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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01/31/2017

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Managing Your Digital Footprint

Have you ever forgotten a password? Do you wish you had a plan to manage your online information and protect your privacy? Managing your digital footprint may seem intimidating, but with a plan and...

Type of Event:

Lectures
Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library Grand Rapids, MI

01/31/2017

One Book, One City for Kids

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.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library, Yankee Clipper Branch
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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01/31/2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Pajama Time for Toddlers

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 songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great...

Type of Event:

Arts-Entertainment
Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library, West Leonard Branch
1017 Leonard Street NW
Grand Rapids 49504

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01/31/2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Pajama Time for Toddlers

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 songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great...

Type of Event:

Arts-Entertainment
Meetings

01/31/2017

Time: 7-8:30pm

Through Heaps of Snow: A Look at the Unexpected Spirituality of Winter

For many, winter is a time of postponed activity―for shoveling snow, navigating ice, and trying to keep warm. What can easily be forgotten in winter’s cold and dreariness is that it can also be a...

Type of Event: Lectures

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library
111 Library St., NE
Grand Rapids 49503

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01/31/2017

Time: 11:00 AM

Pre- Reading Classes for Toddlers

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their energetic toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years, to 30-minute classes featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities including stories, songs with...

Type of Event: Meetings

Grand Rapids Public Library, Seymour Branch
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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01/31/2017

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Pajama Time for Families

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 songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great...

Type of Event: Meetings

Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1700 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Map

01/31/2017

Time: Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2-6 p.m.

Aquinas College Art Department Faculty Exhibit

https://www.aquinas.edu/art/gallery

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment