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Author Visit

Feb
25
Mon

Art Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 02/25/2019 06:00 PM 02/25/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Art Reception

Join local 5th grade students as they show-off their amazing art work to family, friends and community members. Artwork will be on display during the month of March.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Join local 5th grade students as they show-off their amazing art work to family, friends and community members. Artwork will be on display during the month of March.

Feb
25
Mon

CANCELLED: EGR Reads: Meet the Author! Hena Kahn

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 02/25/2019 06:00 PM 02/25/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York CANCELLED: EGR Reads: Meet the Author! Hena Kahn

Hena Khan, an award winning children's author who has written several popular picture and middle grade books, including Amina's Voice, will visit EGR for a meet and greet and book signing. Books will be available for purchase!
This event is part of the EGR Reads to the Rhythm series, sponsored by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library.

 

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Hena Khan, an award winning children's author who has written several popular picture and middle grade books, including

Aug
4
Sat

Jennifer Pharr Davis

1:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Add to Calendar 08/04/2018 01:30 PM 08/04/2018 04:15 PM America/New_York Jennifer Pharr Davis

Join hiker / author Jennifer Pharr Davis as she talks about her new book The Pursuit of Endurance.

  • 1:30 PM Book sales and signing
  • 2:00 PM Talk
  • 3:15 PM Short Walk and Talk on the North Country Trail

Bring your chair to enjoy the talk at the Lowell Riverwalk Stage and appropriate footwear for trail walking.

Sponsored by Kent District Library, North Country National Scenic Trail and North Country Trail Association.

Rain location is Englehardt Branch.

Off-Site Event
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Off-Site Event

Join hiker / author Jennifer Pharr Davis as she talks about her new book The Pursuit of Endurance.

Aug
25
Sat

Luncheon with Karin Slaughter: Ticketed Event

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/25/2018 12:00 PM 08/25/2018 02:00 PM America/New_York Luncheon with Karin Slaughter: Ticketed Event

Ticket sales now closed. Experience one of the world's most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Lunch is catered by Twisted Rooster and your ticket includes a copy of  Karin Slaughter's newest graphic thriller Pieces of Her, which she will be signing at the event. Purchase tickets using the link while tickets last.

Service Center
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Service Center

Ticket sales now closed. Experience one of the world's most popular and acclaimed storytellers.

Nov
5
Mon

Live & Learn Lecture: Sailing Grace - A True Story of Dying, Coming Back to Life and Going to Sea

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 11/05/2018 06:30 PM 11/05/2018 08:00 PM America/New_York Live & Learn Lecture: Sailing Grace - A True Story of Dying, Coming Back to Life and Going to Sea

Former Michigan legislator John Otterbacher of Grand Rapids shares his inspiring tale of his personal triumph over open-heart surgery.  In his sailboat named Grace, Otterbacher, with his wife and two daughters, sails across the Atlantic Ocean to Ireland, overcoming both Mother Nature and his medical struggles.

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park Branch

Former Michigan legislator John Otterbacher of Grand Rapids shares his inspiring tale of his personal triumph over open-heart surgery.  In his sailboat named Grace, Otterbacher, with his wife

Oct
25
Thu

Cascade Friends Booked For Lunch

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 10/25/2018 12:30 PM 10/25/2018 02:30 PM America/New_York Cascade Friends Booked For Lunch

Pre-registration opens August 20 and is required by 5:00 pm October 22. The Friends of Cascade Township Library present a luncheon and talk by West Michigan Author Wade Rouse, who has written seven books, four humorous memoirs plus three novels under his nom-de-plume Viola Shipman.


Include your price option in your registration name, Ex:  Mrs. Smith $5. Luncheon for Friends members, $10, luncheon for non-members, $12, author talk alone (no lunch) $5. Please be prepared to pay at the door.

 

 

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Pre-registration opens August 20 and is required by 5:00 pm October 22. The Friends of Cascade Township Library present a luncheon and talk by West Michigan Author Wade Rouse,

Apr
22
Sun

EGR Reads: Making zines with Author Celia C. Pérez

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 04/22/2018 03:00 PM 04/22/2018 04:00 PM America/New_York EGR Reads: Making zines with Author Celia C. Pérez

Join middle grade author Celia C. Pérez as she talks about her book The First Rule of Punk  and leads an interactive zine-making workshop!

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

Join middle grade author Celia C. Pérez as she talks about her book The First Rule of Punk  and leads an interactive zine-making workshop!