Grand Rapids Public Library

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

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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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Human library event aims to increase understanding, reduce prejudice

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Submitted 10-13-2015 under NEWS

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 17, the books at the Main Library of the Grand Rapids Public Library (111 Library Street NE) will be coming to life. The Human Library is an event in which people from different walks of life are invited...

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Jonestown survivor to share her story at library

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Submitted 10-12-2015 under NEWS

Almost 37 years ago, more than 914 people died in Jonestown at the People’s Temple, but Laura Johnston Kohl was one of 87 people to survive the mass murders and suicides. This Tuesday, October 13, she will be at the Main Library of the Grand...

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Genealogy Class: Research Analysis Sheet

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Submitted 09-17-2015 under

This class will illustrate the hands-on method used to resolve issues and confirm evidence. The Research Analysis Sheet is a versatile grid used to contrast and compare information, ferret out impossible issues and confirm the validity of...

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Jonestown Survivor: An Insider's Look

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Submitted 09-17-2015 under

When 914 members of the Peoples Temple and four visiting Americans died in Guyana, South America on November 18, 1978, Laura Johnston Kohl survived. She was one of 87 who lived through the trauma. An activist who fought for civil rights and free...

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