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Author Visit

Mar
10
Tue

KDaLe: Author J. Ryan Stradal at City Built Brewing

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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J. Ryan Stradal, the author of The Lager Queen of Minnesota, hosts a talk and book signing over great food and beer.  The event will be held at City Built Brewing at 820 Monroe Ave NW #155, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.  For adults 21 and older.

Off-Site Event
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Off-Site Event

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Mar
9
Mon

KDaLe Book Club with author J. Ryan Stradal

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 03/09/2020 07:00 PM 03/09/2020 08:00 PM America/New_York KDaLe Book Club with author J. Ryan Stradal

Special guest J. Ryan Stradal, author of "The Lager Queen Of Minnesota" and "Kitchens Of The Great Midwest," will talk about writing and beer and sign copies of his books.

Combine your love of books and brews at the KDaLe Book Club. Enjoy a drink from Thornapple Brewing Co. while librarians talk about the books we've been reading. Expert book recommendations from KDL librarians included. The book club will be held at Thornapple Brewing Co., 6262 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. For adults 21 and older.

Off-Site Event
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Off-Site Event

Special guest J. Ryan Stradal, author of "The Lager Queen Of Minnesota" and "Kitchens Of The Great Midwest," will talk about writing and beer and sign copies of his books.

Sep
12
Thu

Author Visit: Veronica Kirin

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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View the short documentary Stories of Elders, created by filmmaker David Astudillo, which features the footage Veronica recorded during her research. Veronica will be taking the floor afterwards to answer questions and will be available to sign copies of her book. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Sponsored by the East Grand Rapids Friends of the Library.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

View the short documentary Sto

Oct
24
Thu

Booked for Lunch with Jaquelyn Vincenta

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/24/2019 12:30 PM 10/24/2019 02:00 PM America/New_York Booked for Lunch with Jaquelyn Vincenta

The Friends of the Cascade Library are pleased to present Jaquelyn Vincenta as this year's Booked for Lunch featured speaker. Jaquelyn Vincenta began her writing career as a police beat reporter in Louisiana and later founded and managed a publishing company, specializing in international trade publications. Today, from her Kalamazoo home, she writes fiction and non-fiction, reads a wide variety of literature, spends time on local Earth-care projects, and volunteers at Michigan lighthouses.  Pre-registration is required, lunch is included, and the cost will be collected at the door:

  • $10 for members
  • $12 for non-members
  • $5 to attend the presentation without lunch.
Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township Branch

The Friends of the Cascade Library are pleased to present Jaquelyn Vincenta as this year's Booked for Lunch featured speaker. Jaquelyn Vincenta began her writing career as a police beat report

Oct
24
Thu

Biking Cross Country with Robert Downes

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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In 2016, Downes did a solo 2,711-mile bike tour from Seattle to his home in Traverse City, camping all the way. His trip took him over the Rockies and across the Great Plains on what are known as the Northern Tier and Lewis & Clark bike routes. Downes will discuss the kind of equipment, safety measures and routes that make for a satisfying bike tour.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

In 2016, Downes did a solo 2,711-mile bike tour from Seattle to his home in Traverse City, camping all the way.

Oct
16
Wed

An Evening with Grace Lin

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/16/2019 06:00 PM 10/16/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York An Evening with Grace Lin

Grace Lin, award-winning author of dozens of books for readers of all ages (including Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Year of the Dog, and A Big Mooncake for Little Star), is coming to East Grand Rapids!

Join her for an evening discussion and book signing, generously sponsored by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library.

 

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

Grace Lin, award-winning author of dozens of books for readers of all ages (including Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Year of the Dog, and A Big Mooncake for Litt

Aug
19
Mon

Cascade Friends' Coffee with the Author

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/19/2019 10:00 AM 08/19/2019 11:30 AM America/New_York Cascade Friends' Coffee with the Author

Local freelance writer Pam Daugavietis served as the executive producer of The Gift of All - A Community of Givers, a one-hour documentary about the history of giving and volunteerism in West Michigan. She will share her thoughts about her writings and published works.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Local freelance writer Pam Daugavietis served as the executive producer of The Gift of All - A Community of Givers, a one-hour documentary about the history of giving and