What’s Happening, Grand Rapids?

Black History is happening! It’s a great weekend for learning at the Grand Rapids Public Library.

Coretta Scott King by Storyteller Miz Rosie offers several free shows this weekend.  She includes audience participation in her performances, which are designed to entertain all ages.


Saturday, February 16
11:00 am    Yankee Clipper Branch – 2025 Leonard NE
1:30 pm    Seymour Branch – 2350 Eastern SE
3:30 pm    Madison Square Branch – 1201 Madison SE

Sunday, February 17
2:30 pm    Main Library – 111 Library St NE

Also on Sunday, February 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 don’t miss Taste of Soul at the Main Branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library (111 Library St NE downtown).

Taste of Soul Sunday, Celebrate African American History & Culture, February 17, 2013, 1:00 – 4:30 pm

The event is free and open to the public.  It’s a celebration of African American history and culture where you can sample African American art, music (including a songwriting workshop for kids!), literature, crafts, history and food.  One of the restaurants offering samples will be Chez Olga which is DELICIOUS; read about our visit there a couple of years ago.

While you’re there, check out some books to learn more about Black History.  Here are our favorites!

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