Attention Artists: Poster Contest!

Create a poster to celebrate the ten year anniversary of Taste of Soul Sunday! We’re looking for a commemorative poster design that focuses on African American heritage, culture, food, art, and people! Submissions will be narrowed down by the programming committee, and the public will vote for the winner. The winner will receive a prize […]

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OverDrive Read

Read eBooks in your browser and sync across devices.

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Board of Library Commissioners Special Meeting, October 28

The Board of Library Commissioners has scheduled a special meeting to discuss scenario planning for Tuesday, October 28, at 3:00 pm in the board room on the 5th level at the Main Library (111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503). This meeting is open to the public. For more information related to the library […]

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All locations closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

All Grand Rapids Public Library locations will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 for a staff inservice.

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2015 Taste of Soul Sunday Poster Contest

February may seem far away, and that’s because it is. But! The library is starting it’s engines for the 10th Annual Taste of Soul Sunday on February 15. This year we are hosting a poster contest to commemorate the ten year anniversary for this event. The contest is open to the public and the winner […]

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How to Succeed at an ESO: Grand Rapids SCORE and Your Library

There is no such thing as a natural entrepreneur. It is a learned skill. That’s why every entrepreneur, no matter their industry, age, or expertise, needs a mentor. A good mentor can help an entrepreneur avoid the pitfalls they faced, seize opportunities, and save great amounts of time and heartache. Luckily, for the entrepreneurs of […]

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Day of the Dead

Come celebrate Día de los Muertos with the Grand Rapids Public Library.

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Check It Out: Circulating Memberships

Use your GRPL library card to check out passes to museums, art venues, sporting events, and more!

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Day of the Dead at the Library

Day of the Dead is a traditional world holiday, especially celebrated in Mexico, that goes back 2,500 – 3,000 years.  Many religious traditions have or have had special times of the year, (like All Souls Day) when the space between worlds narrows, and special activities and  rituals help us to connect with those we miss. […]

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We Need Your Input!

The Grand Rapids Public Library is hosting a series of Focused Conversations to help guide our new strategic plan. Led by facilitator Eric Cramer, these session are casual conversations to learn more about what our patrons need from their library. Each session will last 1-1 1/2 hours. If you are interested in attending one of […]

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