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History

Jun
5
Wed

MI BAD: Michigan's Robbers, Cutthroats & Thieves

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 06/05/2019 06:30 PM 06/05/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York MI BAD: Michigan's Robbers, Cutthroats & Thieves

The Great Lakes State has seen more than its share of sensational crimes in the last couple of centuries. MI BAD shines a searchlight on several of the most jaw-dropping capers and rogues.

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

The Great Lakes State has seen more than its share of sensational crimes in the last couple of centuries. MI BAD shines a searchlight on several of the most jaw-dropping capers and rogues.

Jun
4
Tue

MI BAD: Michigan's Robbers, Cutthroats & Thieves

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 06/04/2019 06:00 PM 06/04/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York MI BAD: Michigan's Robbers, Cutthroats & Thieves

The Great Lakes State has seen more than its share of sensational crimes in the last couple of centuries. MI BAD shines a searchlight on several of the most jaw-dropping capers and rogues.

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

The Great Lakes State has seen more than its share of sensational crimes in the last couple of centuries. MI BAD shines a searchlight on several of the most jaw-dropping capers and rogues.

Apr
17
Wed

Jacobson's in Gaslight - We Remember!

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 06:30 PM 04/17/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Jacobson's in Gaslight - We Remember!

Join Mary Dersch, curator of the EGR History Room, for a trip back to the days of Jacobson’s department store in Gaslight Village, 1966 - 2003. Photographs and memories! You may bring an item for show and tell. Sponsored by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Join Mary Dersch, curator of the EGR History Room, for a trip back to the days of Jacobson’s department store in Gaslight Village, 1966 - 2003. Photographs and memories!

Apr
4
Thu

Rail Travel in 1916

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 04/04/2019 07:00 PM 04/04/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Rail Travel in 1916

Join rail historian Mark Tomlonson on an imaginary trip from Grand Rapids to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. This event is co-sponsored by the Krause Memorial Library and the Rockford Area Historical Society and will be held at the Rockford Community Cabin at 220 N Monroe Street.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

Join rail historian Mark Tomlonson on an imaginary trip from Grand Rapids to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.

Feb
26
Tue

KDaLe Book Club: Grand Rapids Beer History

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 02/26/2019 07:00 PM 02/26/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York KDaLe Book Club: Grand Rapids Beer History

Special guest Brian Haik, founder of Grand Rapids Beer tours, presents the history of the beer industry in Grand Rapids, pre-prohibition through the present.


Combine your love of books and brews at the KDaLe Book Club. Enjoy a drink from Osgood Brewing while we talk about what we've been reading. The book club will be held at Osgood Brewing, 4051 Chicago Dr. SW in Grandville. For adults 21 and older.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

Special guest Brian Haik, founder of Grand Rapids Beer tours, presents the history of the beer industry in Grand Rapids, pre-prohibition through the present.

Oct
29
Mon

Kent County Women and WWI's Home Front Defense

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 06:00 PM 10/29/2018 07:00 PM America/New_York Kent County Women and WWI's Home Front Defense

Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council President Melissa Fox will illustrate how in 1917 area women joined the largest wartime mobilization of their young country.  Long-time ideas about food, children, and factory life suddenly took off when women were granted a federal mandate by the establishment of Woman’s Committees by the Council of National Defense. Join us for a look at history-making in process!

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council President Melissa Fox will illustrate how in 1917 area women joined the largest wartime mobilization of their young country.  Long-time ideas about