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History

Apr
25
Mon

Newcomers to Michigan

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/25/2016 06:30 PM 04/25/2016 07:30 PM America/New_York Newcomers to Michigan

Bing Goei, Director, State of Michigan Office for New Americans will present on the federal requirements to entering the United States as a refugee, and offer factual data on the economic costs and benefits to developing refugee and immigrant talent in Michigan. In partnership with World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.

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

Bing Goei, Director, State of Michigan Office for New Americans will present on the federal requirements to entering the United States as a refugee, and offer factual data on the economic costs and

Apr
18
Mon

The West Michigan Response to Refugees

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/18/2016 06:30 PM 04/18/2016 07:30 PM America/New_York The West Michigan Response to Refugees

Susan Kragt, Executive Director of West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center (WMRECC) will moderate a panel discussing the work of WMRECC offering services and assistance to refugee children and families in West Michigan since 2006. In partnership with World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.

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

Susan Kragt, Executive Director of West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center (WMRECC) will moderate a panel discussing the work of WMRECC offering services and assistance to refugee child

Mar
30
Wed

Tornados: April 3, 1956 and Today

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 03/30/2016 06:30 PM 03/30/2016 07:30 PM America/New_York Tornados: April 3, 1956 and Today

Travel through time with meteorologist Ernie Ostuno as he revisits the devastating tornadoes that tore through Lowell and other West Michigan towns on April 3, 1956. It remains the worst natural disaster in West Michigan history with 18 people killed and more than 300 injured. In partnership with the Lowell Area Historical Museum. History. For adults.

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

Travel through time with meteorologist Ernie Ostuno as he revisits the devastating tornadoes that tore through Lowell and other West Michigan towns on April 3, 1956.

May
9
Mon

Stories from Maple Grove: A History of the Kent County Poor Farm

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/09/2016 06:00 PM 05/09/2016 07:00 PM America/New_York Stories from Maple Grove: A History of the Kent County Poor Farm

Explore the early history of Maple Grove which became both a self-sustaining entity and refuge for the area’s poor, elderly and destitute beginning in the 1840s. Discover the lives and stories of those who resided at the poor farm. Learn about its transition to serving individuals with chronic illnesses as Maple Grove Medical Care Facility and what led to its eventual shutdown and demolition in 1971. For adults.

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

Explore the early history of Maple Grove which became both a self-sustaining entity and refuge for the area’s poor, elderly and destitute beginning in the 1840s.

Apr
26
Tue

Stories from Maple Grove: A History of the Kent County Poor Farm

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/26/2016 06:30 PM 04/26/2016 07:30 PM America/New_York Stories from Maple Grove: A History of the Kent County Poor Farm

Explore the early history of Maple Grove which became both a self-sustaining entity and refuge for the area’s poor, elderly and destitute beginning in the 1840s. Discover the lives and stories of those who resided at the poor farm. Learn about its transition to serving individuals with chronic illnesses as Maple Grove Medical Care Facility and what led to its eventual shutdown and demolition in 1971. For adults.

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

Explore the early history of Maple Grove which became both a self-sustaining entity and refuge for the area’s poor, elderly and destitute beginning in the 1840s.