Wildlife Safari – Tuesday and Wednesday!

Nelson’s Wildlife Safari brings the wonder and excitement of animals with a truly unique hands-on encounter! Come find out about the super senses of the animal kingdom, featuring the American Barn Owl, Australian Sugar Gliders, and a Siberian Lynx, to name a few!  Treat your kids to the amazing sights and sounds of this virtual […]

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What about Michigan Wolves?

Cougars do not remind me of cats, and bears never look familiar, so why should wolves seem like our cousins?  Their image speaks to us, invoking a far distant past, when perhaps they helped us, before we went our separate ways.  So how are Michigan wolves doing today? That’s what we’ll find out about Tuesday, […]

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Today and Tomorrow!: Elena & Sonia: Songs from Latin America and East Asia

Elena & Sonia are an exciting new duo that take audiences on a musical journey around the world, guided by folk and children’s songs from East Asia, Latin America, and beyond. They perform songs in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Tibetan, and Taiwanese, exploring the stories and traditions behind these songs and discovering the common […]

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LGBTQ Movies

June is LGBT Pride Month! Check out these recent LGBTQ films. Appropriate Behavior (2015) Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.   Boy Meets Girl […]

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Work at GRPL: Local History Librarian

If you are interested in this position, please apply here. GRPL is currently welcoming applications for a full-time librarian manager in its Grand Rapids History & Special Collections department.   A nationally recognized and innovative leader in library service, Grand Rapids Public Library believes in the power of knowledge to transform both individuals and communities for […]

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Upcoming Summer Reading Challenge Events

By now your household is off to a running start towards meeting their goals for the Summer Reading Challenge. Don’t forget that there are also many fun events throughout the summer! All of these events are free. Here are just a few highlights: World Dance Party: Summer Reading Kickoff Saturday, June 18 @ 11:00 am – […]

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Teen [Tech]Knowledgey Camp

Submit your application by Tuesday, June 14 to attend camp.

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Summer Reading Challenge for Teens

Teens ages 13-18, you have your own special summer reading challenge this year!  You can sign up either online or by visiting any GRPL branch.  It’s easy!  Choose your team.  Make a pledge to read a number of minutes each day or a number of books this summer.  Then stop into any branch between July 18 and […]

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

10 Books, 29 Events

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Are you ready to get in the game?

Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Pick a team, choose a challenge, and read all summer!

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