Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, […]
Tax forms and booklets have arrived, so feel free to pick up your 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ formats as well as Michigan 1040 booklets and Home Heating Credit forms. Almost all forms are accessible online, and available through GRPL’s tax page. Grand Rapids no longer makes paper copies of city tax forms available to libraries.
Close to 50 language courses have been added to the Library’s OneClick Digital eAudiobook collection! Most are basic short courses which are perfect for someone looking to dip their toe into learning a new language or prepare for an overseas adventure. More comprehensive courses in Spanish, French, and German have also been added. These titles […]
Join us for great discussion on Tuesday, February 9 at The Network.
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 Monday, 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 […]
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 […]
Join us on February 21, 2016 to celebrate African American history & culture.
Have a musical interlude at the library on Thursday, January 21.
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 […]
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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- Language Courses now on OneClick Digital
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