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Author Visit

May
2
Wed

Michigan Notable Books Tour with Hendrik Meijer

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/02/2018 06:30 PM 05/02/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Michigan Notable Books Tour with Hendrik Meijer

Local author Hendrik Meijer presents on the history of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg, an influential, consensus building leader from Grand Rapids.  Meijer is the author of the acclaimed book Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Local author Hendrik Meijer presents on the history of Senator Arthur H.

Apr
26
Thu

Meet the Authors: The Lake Michigan Mermaid

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/26/2018 06:30 PM 04/26/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Meet the Authors: The Lake Michigan Mermaid

Meet the authors of the new book The Lake Michigan Mermaid.  Enjoy a reading and presentation about the book, with discussion afterwards.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Meet the authors of the new book The Lake Michigan Mermaid.  Enjoy a reading and presentation about the

Mar
28
Wed

Storytime with EGR author Tina Murua

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 03/28/2018 11:00 AM 03/28/2018 11:30 AM America/New_York Storytime with EGR author Tina Murua

Come to a special storytime featuring local East Grand Rapids author Tina Murua and her charming new picture book Loki Out & About.  Enjoy all our regular songs and rhymes, and stay for a special craft.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Come to a special storytime featuring local East Grand Rapids author Tina Murua and her charming new picture book

Apr
26
Thu

Cascade Friends Spring Booked for Lunch: And Then Snow

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 04/26/2018 12:30 PM 04/26/2018 02:00 PM America/New_York Cascade Friends Spring Booked for Lunch: And Then Snow

Pre-registration opens Feb. 1 and is required by 5:00 pm April 23.  Include your price option in your registration name, Ex:  Mrs. Smith $5.  Please pay at the door. The Friends of Cascade Library present a luncheon and presentation by local poet/author Phillip Sterling, who will feature his latest title And Then Snow.

  • Luncheon for Friends members, $10
  • Luncheon for non-members, $12 
  • Author talk alone (no lunch) $5
Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Pre-registration opens Feb.

Mar
29
Thu

Meet the Poet: David Cope Book Release and Signing

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Add to Calendar 03/29/2018 06:30 PM 03/29/2018 08:30 PM America/New_York Meet the Poet: David Cope Book Release and Signing

David Cope will read from his latest release, The Invisible Keys. Join us for an inspiring evening from one of Michigan's most prolific poets.

Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
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Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

David Cope will read from his latest release, The Invisible Keys. Join us for an inspiring evening from one of Michigan's most prolific poets.

May
7
Mon

Toward a Better World: Finding Refuge! Author Book Signing with Alan Gratz

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/07/2018 06:30 PM 05/07/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Toward a Better World: Finding Refuge! Author Book Signing with Alan Gratz

Meet Alan Gratz, author of the book, Refugee. Alan’s books will be available for purchase and he will be signing his books at the Grandville Branch. Monday, May 7 at 6:30 pm.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

Meet Alan Gratz, author of the book, Refugee. Alan’s books will be available for purchase and he will be signing his books at the Grandville Branch. Monday, May 7 at 6:30 pm.

Mar
26
Mon

Toward a Better World: Finding Refuge! Meet the Author

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 03/26/2018 06:30 PM 03/26/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Toward a Better World: Finding Refuge! Meet the Author

Sandra Uwiringiyimana will tell the story of her survival, of finding her place in a new country, of her hope for the future and how she found a way to give voice to her people. This program will be held at the Wyoming Branch. Book sale and signing will follow.

Wyoming Branch
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Wyoming Branch

Sandra Uwiringiyimana will tell the story of her survival, of finding her place in a new country, of her hope for the future and how she found a way to give voice to her people.

Dec
18
Mon

KDaLe: Building Beer City

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/18/2017 06:30 PM 12/18/2017 07:30 PM America/New_York KDaLe: Building Beer City

Patrick Evans, author of Grand Rapids Beer: An Intoxicating History of River City Brewing, presents on the deep history of our area’s beer culture.  Learn about brewing from pre-prohibition to the resurgence of local craft beer.  Join us for a lively and interesting discussion of the history and future of Beer City.

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

Patrick Evans, author of

Nov
27
Mon

Luncheon with Elizabeth Berg: Ticketed Event

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Add to Calendar 11/27/2017 12:00 PM 11/27/2017 01:30 PM America/New_York Luncheon with Elizabeth Berg: Ticketed Event

This event is now sold out.  Purchase your ticket. Enjoy the wit and wisdom of Elizabeth Berg with a Luncheon at KDL's Meeting Center. Each guest will enjoy lunch catered by Twisted Rooster and receive a copy of Elizabeth's newest novel, The Story of Arthur Truluv. Listen to Elizabeth speak and get your book signed at this exclusive event.

Refunds up to 30 days before event.

 

Service Center
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Service Center

This event is now sold out.  Purchase your ticket. Enjoy

Oct
26
Thu

Cascade Friends Fall Booked for Lunch

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/26/2017 12:30 PM 10/26/2017 02:00 PM America/New_York Cascade Friends Fall Booked for Lunch

Pre-registration opens Aug. 1 closes Oct. 23 and is required. The Friends of Cascade Library invites you to a luncheon and presentation by West Michigan author Kristina Riggle, author of seven novels, including Real Life and Liars, a Great Lakes, Great Reads choice by Great Lakes Independent Booksellers.

Include your price option in your registration name, "Mrs. Smith $5". Please pay at the door.

  • Luncheon for Friends members, $10
  • Luncheon for non-members, $12  
  • For the author talk alone (no lunch) $5
Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Pre-registration opens Aug. 1 closes Oct.