#ReadSoHard Book Club

Join us for great discussion on Tuesday, February 9 at The Network.

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Laughfest Humorous Speech Contest

Can you tell a funny story? Do you make people laugh? Come join the Grand Rapids Public Library, Toastmasters International and LaughFest in a humor contest on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 pm. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Contestants can do either an¬†improvised stand up performance or a prepared 5 […]

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Finishing Your Winter Reading Challenge

How is everybody’s Winter Reading Challenge going? Have you matched your “number” or did you bite off more than you could…read? If so, fear not because this year’s Challenge continues through February 29th. It’s also not too late to register (there are prizes involved)! Speaking of giveaways, if you have finished your reading goal or […]

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Taste of Soul Sunday

Join us on February 21, 2016 to celebrate African American history & culture.

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Music in the Stacks: Tommy Schichtel

Have a musical interlude at the library on Thursday, January 21.

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Is the Book Better Than the Movie?

The 88th Academy Awards nominations were just announced and readers may want to pay particular attention to the nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay and begin the great debate over which was better, the book (original) or the film (adaptation). Books that were adapted by this year’s nominees: The Martian by Andy Weir Brooklyn by Colm […]

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Digging into the past

Guest blog from intern Brian Hall For the past three months, I’ve been working on a project with the Local History department here at the library. I learned last summer that our library has a large archive of photographs. Lots and lots of photographs. Just in the collection I worked with there are somewhere in […]

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Work at GRPL: Library Business Manager

See below for the job description.¬† If you are interested in this position, please visit the City of Grand Rapids’ jobs page for information on how to apply.

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#ReadSoHard Book Club

Join us Tuesday, January 12 for the launch of our new book club.

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All library locations closed due to weather

All library locations are closing at 1:30 pm on Monday, December 28.

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