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Grand Rapids Public Library renews Day of the Dead tradition

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-27-2015 under NEWS

Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican National Holiday also celebrated in other Latino countries, will be observed at the Main Campus of the Grand Rapids Public Library from October 30 to November 1. During that time, residents who want to share the memory...

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Human library event aims to increase understanding, reduce prejudice

by (averym92)

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

by (averym92)

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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Neighborhood Association to help residents dig into home histories

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

On Saturday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m the Midtown Neighborhood Association is organizing a field trip to the Grand Rapids Public Library. The purpose will be to research owners houses with guidance from Local History and Special Collections department...

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Story Matters: Pamela Hamilton-Hull talks about principles learned at church

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 11-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Thelma J. Pitmon shares how gospel music has evolved over time

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 11-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Lynda McDonald remembers Rev. Williams' tenure at New Hope Baptist

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 11-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Marvin Leon James recalls joining New Hope Baptist church in 1960

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 11-18-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Blanche Babers recalls her experience teaching Sunday school

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 11-18-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Catalyst Radio: Maker Faire invites inventors, innovators, tinkerers to show their creations

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-08-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The first-ever Maker Faire in this part of the state is coming to Grand Rapids Labor Day weekend, and Grand Rapids Public Museum is hosting the...

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