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History

Feb
4
Tue

Takeover! Local Suffragists & The 1914 Grand Rapids Press

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 02/04/2020 06:30 PM 02/04/2020 08:00 PM America/New_York Takeover! Local Suffragists & The 1914 Grand Rapids Press

When setting goals for 1914, the National Equal Suffrage Association called for rallies, participation in parades, and the take over of local newspapers for a day across the country to argue for the cause. The Grand Rapids Equal Suffrage Association met this challenge by editing and producing the edition of May 2, 1914 issue of the Grand Rapids Press, and holding a rally in Veterans Park on that afternoon. Ruth Van Stee will talk about the edition itself, the local women involved, and how these local events fit intothe national suffrage movement. One of the original newspapers of the day will be on display that evening for viewing.

 

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East Grand Rapids Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
East Grand Rapids Branch

When setting goals for 1914, the National Equal Suffrage Association called for rallies, participation in parades, and the take over of local newspapers for a day across the country to argue for th

Dec
9
Mon

Family History Research through the Library of Michigan

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/09/2019 06:30 PM 12/09/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Family History Research through the Library of Michigan

Learn the basics of researching your family's history through the Library of Michigan. Joins us as we review through vital records, the census and other useful documents. Discover online resources from the Michigan eLibrary for accessing genealogical material as well as search strategies for navigating both print and digital records.

Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Learn the basics of researching your family's history through the Library of Michigan. Joins us as we review through vital records, the census and other useful documents.

Oct
17
Thu

CANCELLED: Grand Rapids City League's 50 Best Athletes: 1935 - 1970

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/17/2019 06:30 PM 10/17/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York CANCELLED: Grand Rapids City League's 50 Best Athletes: 1935 - 1970

Join Grand Rapids sports historian Tom Ellis on a trip back in time back with a history of the 50 best athletes through photos, anecdotes and discussion. High Schools covered include Central, Union, South, Ottawa, Creston, Catholic Central, West Catholic and will include a sidebar of great athletes from East Grand Rapids High School. Sponsored by the Friends of the EGR Library and the East Grand Rapids History Room.

East Grand Rapids Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
East Grand Rapids Branch

Join Grand Rapids sports historian Tom Ellis on a trip back in time back with a history of the 50 best athletes through photos, anecdotes and discussion.

Sep
11
Wed

Bombs Over Michigan: WWII Japanese Balloon Attacks

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 09/11/2019 07:00 PM 09/11/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Bombs Over Michigan: WWII Japanese Balloon Attacks

Join us for a remote viewing of the lecture Bombs over Michigan: WWII Japanese Balloon Attacks sponsored by The Historical Society of Michigan’s History Hounds™ and the Byron Township Historical Society. Discover the fascinating story of the “aerial armada” (9,000 balloons) launched against the United States and Canada during World War II.

Byron Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Byron Township Branch

Join us for a remote viewing of the lecture Bombs over Michigan: WWII Japanese Balloon Attacks sponsored by

Nov
13
Wed

Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 11/13/2019 06:30 PM 11/13/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg

Holocaust survivor Martin Lowenberg spent his teenage years forcibly separated from his family and sent to five different concentration camps during World War II. He would never see his parents and younger twin brothers again. Lowenberg will share his story of life in Nazi Germany and his compelling message of combating hate.

Wyoming Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Wyoming Branch

Holocaust survivor Martin Lowenberg spent his teenage years forcibly separated from his family and sent to five different concentration camps during World War II.