Grand Rapids Public Library

Tai Chi in the Park

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Submitted 06-03-2016 under

Tai Chi is an ancient, continuous, slow form of exercise. It is a moving meditation which builds strength, vitality and balance, and has many other benefits. Students of all ages will learn warm-up and eternal-youth exercises, push-hands, and forms...

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Science on Tap: Tales of a Medical Examiner

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Submitted 06-03-2016 under

What truly happens behind the scenes in a medical examiner's office? Join Kent County Medical Examiner Stephen Cohle as he shares details from some of his most interesting cases. He'll discuss of the law affects his everyday job, and how he...

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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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