Grand Rapids Public Library

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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Genealogy Class: Record Types

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Submitted 09-17-2015 under

Learn what information various public records may provide and where to find them. Some examples include census, military, immigration, land, death and cemetery records.

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Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Classes

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Submitted 09-17-2015 under

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers classes in: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library...

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The Jackal Gods in Tutankhamun's Tomb

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Submitted 09-17-2015 under

Join Dr. T.G. Wilfong, Professor of Egyptology at the University of Michigan for a fascinating evening. Explore the different jackel gods (Anubis, Wepwawet and Duamutef), how they are represented in Tut's tomb and what roles they played in...

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Music in the Stacks: Jacob Bullard

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Submitted 09-17-2015 under

Have a musical interlude in the library! As you browse the collection, enjoy a performance by Jacob Bullard. Michigan native, musician and songwriter, Jacob Bullard has performed and written songs with groups such as Antrim Dells and Backyard...

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Reading the Great Lakes

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Submitted 09-17-2015 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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Genealogy Class: Common Mistakes in Genealogy Research

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Submitted 09-17-2015 under

If you are new to genealogy research, there are key mistakes that you will want to avoid in order to make your search a successful and pleasant experience. Learn more under the guidance of an expert genealogist.

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Racism in GR (part 4)

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Submitted 09-17-2015 under

Community Conversations is a four-part series of dialogues for community members to discuss and reflect on experiences with racism, bias, and inequity in Grand Rapids. These events are open spaces for discussion. The goal is to create safe spaces...

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Santa's Workshop

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Submitted 09-17-2015 under

After the Santa Claus Parade, stop by the library to warm up with some holiday cheer. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by after the parade to meet all the good little girls and boys in Grand Rapids. Listen to stories with Mrs. Claus while you...

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EatPlayGrow

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Submitted 09-17-2015 under

EatPlayGrow combines the latest science and research to teach children ages 2-5 and their parents how to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Join GRPL and Cherry Health Services for interactive and engaging lessons that incorporate...

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