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GR Reads 2016 selections
GR Reads 2016 selections

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) When the weather warms up and the days are so much longer, it’s a great time to dive between the pages of a really good summer read! The Grand Rapids Public Library is sharing its top ten picks that made this year’s GR Reads list.

  • 10% Happier – Dan Harris
  • Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Charm Bracelet – Viola Shipman
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  • Kitchens of the Great Midwest – J. Ryan Stradal
  • The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man – W. Bruce Cameron
  • Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari
  • Shadow Divers – Robert Kurson
  • Tell the Wolves I’m Home – Carol Rifka Brunt
  • Working Stiff – 2 Years, 262 Bodies, and the making of a medical examiner – Judy Melinek & TJ Mitchell

You can read as many or as few books as you want and you don’t have to have read the book to come to any of the coordinating events.

GR Reads Events

For The Midnight Plan of Repo Man

Cold Case Investigation
Tuesday, June 7 – 7 p.m.
Main Library – Grand Rapids

Real Life Repossession Agent
Thursday, June 9 – 7 p.m.
Main Library – Grand Rapids

An Evening with Author W. Bruce Cameron
Tuesday, August 23 – 7 p.m.
Main Library – Grand Rapids

For Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Wine Tasting with Chateau Chantal
Tuesday, June 7 – 7 p.m.
Mangiamo!, Grand Rapids

Cooking at Old World Olive Co.
Thursday, June 23 – 7 p.m.
Old World Olive Co., Grand Rapids

Baking with Ginger Chef
Wednesday, August 3 – 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 4 – 7 p.m.
Central Reformed Church – 10 College Ave NE
Registration required

For 10% Happier

Tai Chi in the Park
June 15 & August 17 – 6:30 p.m.
July 16 – 10 a.m.
Canal Street Park, Grand Rapids

Fold + Focus Origami Workshop
June 22 – 7 p.m.
Main Library – Grand Rapids

Meditation 101
June 30 – 7pm
Main Library – Grand Rapids

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