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March Madness 2015 Winner

…ood to one another. “Tackling questions of survival, endurance and moral obligations during wartime, the book is as precise and artful and ingenious as the puzzle boxes the heroine’s locksmith father builds for her. Impressively, it is also a vastly entertaining feat of storytelling.” –New York Times Book Review “Enthrallingly told, beautifully written and so emotionally plangent that some passages bring tears, it is

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

A week or so ago I had to attend my cousin’s wedding in the Upper Peninsula.  To save on gas I carpooled with my parents.  I found myself crammed in the backseat with the family dog and a pile of books to pass the time.  This was a familiar trip for me, so like the many family vacations to visit our Yooper relatives from my youth, only this time my siblings were driving separate and I didn’t spend it arguing over who had more…

Get in SYNC

…ed for free via Overdrive Media Console.  Titles will alternate over the summer and you’ll have seven days in which to download a book.  Below is the first two weeks schedule of titles and their dates, so don’t miss it! For more information also check out the SYNC website. May 30 to June 5, 2013 Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, read by Rebecca Gibel (AudioGO) The Tempest by William Shakespeare, read by full cast (AudioGO)…

Celebrate Children’s Book Week at GRPL

Children can create a work of art during the month of May on these dates at one of Grand Rapids Public Library’s eight branches. We will read the book “Press Here” by Herve Tullet and create art with an artist from Cook Art Center operated by Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities based on that book. […]

Librarian Roger Patterson R. I. P.

This week you will find the obituary in the Grand Rapids Press of Leroy (Leroy? who knew?) Roger Patterson, commonly known as Roger Patterson to anyone who worked for the library or used the library in the 1960s and 1970s, especially if you lived on the southeast side of Grand Rapids. He worked at the main library in the History and Music section, when the reference area was divided into specific sections. He also worked to promote…

Celebrate Skippyjon Jones!

This week, all library locations are celebrating  Childrens Book Week 2012. Come hear a Skippyjon Jones story and make a cool piece of art inspired by the book. An artist from Cooks Arts Center which will be leading the art project. For children 10 and under. Monday, May 7 at the Yankee Clipper Branch at 6pm Wednesday, May 9 at the Ottawa Hills Branch at 6:30pm Thursday, May 10 at the Madison Square Branch at 6:30pm Friday, May 11 at…

Using the Library

…location. Library material can be renewed by calling 988-5418 or any branch location. When renewing, please have your library card number ready. Books by Mail We can mail books and audiobooks to you if you are homebound. Accessing Your Account To access your account, you will need your library card and password. Your password is initially set to the last four digits of your phone number. The first time you log in you will need to change your…

Getting Fancy at Yankee Clipper

Twenty-three fancy people celebrated Fancy Nancy during Children’s Book Week at Yankee Clipper Branch Library. Kim, an artist with Cook Art Center, helped children create fabulous, fancy purses after we read Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor.  Four Grand Rapids Public Library Branches celebrated Fancy Nancy and four hosted Froggy Fest! to honor Children’s Book Week. […]

Revenge of the Radioactive Lady

…whereabouts of Dr. Wilson Spriggs, who headed up a radiation study in the 1950s that had devastating personal consequences for Marylou. She has hated him ever since, so she moves to Wilson’s current home town of Tallahassee, takes on the assumed name of Nancy Archer (from Attack of the 50 Foot Woman) and starts to plot his murder. But Marylou doesn’t find it so easy. She has to fight her own squeamish and basically nice nature and…

Celebration of the Book – Family Day!

…and dart-throwing, identify poisonous plants, learn to tie knots and apply camouflage!  Many may enter, only one may win… At 3:00 pm, the day ends with Verbal Heaven with one of my favorite poets, Romeo Ray.  Hear a blissful array of poems to touch the mind, body and soul.   He has done many poetry events, slams and contests, winning most of them.  Bring your original poetry for this fast-paced slam that will leave you moved beyond…