An Evening with Maureen Dunphy

You may think you know Michigan, but are you familiar with the 30,000 tiny islands in the Great Lakes Basin?

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Color Your World: Discover a Lifetime of Learning at Your Library

The Grand Rapids Public Library is the place to get back to your roots or branch out and explore. You know we have books, music, movies, and research databases. Here is a list of interesting programs and services we offer that you might not know about. Try one today! Children (Birth – 5) TumbleBook Library […]

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Come visit our Art Reading Room

Do you love art and pretty books? We have just the place for you.

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Día de los Muertos: Build an Altar

Participate in our community exhibit for Day of the Dead. Apply to build an altar honoring a deceased loved one.

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Open eBooks Available to Families for Free

The Open eBooks All Ages Collection was specifically designed for a wide age range of children. This program adds to existing efforts to help kids develop a love of reading and discovery by making eBooks available to all. Your children and family can access thousands of exciting titles to download and use the Open eBooks […]

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Work at GRPL: Library Business Manager

Grand Rapids Public Library believes in the power of knowledge to transform both individuals and communities for the better. A nationally recognized and innovative leader in library service, GRPL is currently welcoming applications for a Library Business Manager. We are looking for someone to join our team who can help us serve the community through […]

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Evening Explorers: Architecture

Kids in grades 2-5, do you like to build and create things? This week we will be Exploring Architecture on Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 pm, Main Library, storytime room, level 2. We will use graph paper to plan a structure. Assorted recycled materials and plenty of tape will be available for building.

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Computer Classes

Need help using the computer? See all the classes we have to offer at GRPL.

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It’s Time to Turn Over a New Leaf

Bring a friend to the library to get a GRPL card and get up to $25 off your library fines!

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An Evening with Veta Smith Tucker

Join us Tuesday, September 13th at 7 p.m. to hear literary and public historian Veta Smith Tucker as she discusses her recently published work, A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland. The Detroit River corridor was an important aspect of the underground railroad movement, as fugitive slaves fled […]

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