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Covering the Crisis: The Impact of Media in Times of Disaster

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Submitted 06-01-2015 under

In this lively panel discussion, WGVU's Shelley Irwin, Mlive's Tanda Gmiter, crisis management expert Dr. Curt Bechler and other local journalists will discuss how media coverage of a disaster can change public perception and even the way...

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Local History Trivia Night

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Submitted 06-01-2015 under

How well do you know Michigan? You may know the state bird is the robin, but did you know that Pinconning is the Cheese Capitol of Michigan? Come test your knowledge at our Grand Rapids and Michigan-themed trivia night. Local History librarian...

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Petpalooza

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Submitted 05-29-2015 under

Come to the Petpalooza to meet your new best friend! Several area animal rescue organizations will be present with adoptable animals. Most of the organizations do not allow same day adoption, so fill out an application ahead of time on their...

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GR Reads: The Movies – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Submitted 05-29-2015 under

Cult hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a musical comedy-drama based on the stage musical of the same name. The story follows a transsexual punk rock girl from East Berlin as she tours America with her band.  Tickets are available at grcmc.org or...

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Shakespeare in the Park

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Submitted 05-28-2015 under

Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will perform William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. The play follows the story of King Leontes of Sicilia, who suspects his wife Hermione of infidelity. Overcome by jealousy, he puts her on trial and orders...

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Science on Tap: Profile of a Poisoner

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Submitted 05-28-2015 under

Join Dr. Bryan Judge, toxicologist and Program Director of the Emergency Medical Residency Program with Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners/Michigan State University, as he discusses how criminals use poison, why they use poison, and who their...

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A Day in the Life of a Zoo Veterinarian

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Submitted 05-28-2015 under

A tiger has a tooth ache, a monkey has a cough, and one of the fish isn't swimming straight! All of that and the day is just getting started. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the zoo? Get the inside scoop from Dr. Ryan...

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GR Reads: The Movies – The Haunting

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Submitted 05-28-2015 under

In this 1963 classic, a scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind. Tickets are available at grcmc.org or at the box office. Show your GRPL library card for...

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Vintage Views Along Scenic M-22 including Sleeping Bear Dunes

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Submitted 05-14-2015 under

Join us for the book launch for local authors M. Christine Byron and Thomas R. Wilson's fifth title: Vintage Views Along Scenic M-22 including Sleeping Bear Dunes. The book follows a trail of vacationers and travelers along one of Michigan's...

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Gospel Music: A Changing Beat, a Constant Message

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Submitted 05-14-2015 under

What do the great Mahalia Jackson, The Edwin Hawkins Singers, The Winans, and Kirk Franklin have in common? They represent different styles of gospel music that at one time were considered “too worldly” and unfit for the church. Deborah...

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