The Immigrant Experience in Fiction

While many members of our community are recognizing May 1 as a day without immigrants, check out one of these books for three weeks with the immigrant experience — You may also want to explore our genealogy resources to learn more about your family’s Americanization.

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Great picture books for adults to read!

Looking for something funny to read? Checked out these great picture books that adults will enjoy!                         

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Grow Your Own Organic Food and Herbs

Our Kitchen Table garden coaches will share tips on soil, planting and caring for food plants with special emphasis on achieving success in an urban setting.

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Love and Relationships: A Talk with Author Chris Sain, Jr.

Come out and talk about healing, forgiving, self-love, attracting real love, cultivating a relationship, and getting rid of toxic relationships.

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Mind-Bending Fiction

Get down the rabbit hole and explore the hallucinatory worlds set forth in these novels… …And away we go, meet you on the other side!

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Marcel “Fable” Price Appointed Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids

Marcel “Fable” Price has been named the Poet Laureate of the greater Grand Rapids area for a three–year term starting in April 2017. The Poet Laureate is an ambassador for poetry, creating programs and projects to foster the writing and reading of poetry by the public. Selected by the Grand Rapids Poet Laureate Selection Committee, […]

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Christian Fiction for Holy Week

Fishing for a read in time for Easter? Dive into one of these re-imaginings of New Testament stories:

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Immigrant and Refugee Resources

On February 15, GRPL’s Main branch hosted “Creating a City of Inclusion: Modern Immigration, Local Impact,” a panel discussion in partnership with Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. Panelists from organizations working within immigrant & refugee services shared historical insights and impacts of immigration on Grand Rapids, as well as information on how we can better support […]

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Let’s Play! At the Library

The library is gearing up for four weeks of Let’s Play!

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Kids and Teens

0-5 years old Develop your young child’s early literacy skills with activities you can integrate into your everyday life. Kids Share the love of reading with your favorite kids! Teens Stuff to read, stuff to do, stuff to share. Just for teens. Library Tours The best way for a child to learn to value the […]

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