Speak with a Geek Computer Classes

The Grand Rapids Public Library is the place for all your computer needs! In the last year we have: Set up an email account for a world traveler wanting to keep in contact with friends in Africa. Taught basic internet skills to a 90-year-old woman researching a local painter. Explained the elements of word processing […]

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Well this is awkward

Landfall (plural landfalls): noun. 1. Arrival at the shore by ship. 2. The point at which a hurricane or similar storm reaches land. 3. Two different fiction novels currently on the ‘New’ shelf at GRPL. Looking for that book (it was land something… landfill? no. landfall? maybe.) a friend recommended or read about in a […]

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Get Your Child Ready for School!

Join a special study just for parents and toddlers

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All locations closed Monday, September 7, 2015

The Madison Square, Ottawa Hills, Van Belkum, and West Side Branches are also closed on Saturday, September 5.

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Work at GRPL: Help Desk Technician

Do you know a WAN from a LAN? Debian from Ubuntu? Do you enjoy helping folks at the end of their technological rope? If so, then apply to be a part-time Help Desk Technician at Grand Rapids Public Library, a nationally recognized innovative leader in library service. We are looking for someone who can help […]

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Covering the Crisis: The Impact of Media in Times of Disaster

Come down to the Main Library this evening at 7pm for a lively panel discussion that’s part of our GR Reads Summer program!  WGVU’s Shelley Irwin, Mlive’s Tanda Gmiter, WZZM’s Taz Painter, crisis management expert Dr. Curt Bechler and moderator Dave Jaconette from WJRW will discuss how media coverage of a disaster can change public […]

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New Book Club titles

We’ve added several new additions to the Main Library’s Books By the Stack collection! These titles are great for groups to read together even if you don’t have the time during these dog days to read as often as you’d like (these specialty designated ‘Book Club’ copies check out for six weeks instead of the […]

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Love the Library? Apply to Become a Library Commissioner

The Grand Rapids Public Library’s Board of Library Commissioners is seeking candidates to fill two seats.

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Work at GRPL: Public Works Maintenance Worker I

Grand Rapids Public Library currently has an opening for a part-time custodian.  This position is scheduled for 20 hours per week and offers sick, vacation, and holiday pay.  Pay starts at $13.0856 per hour and offers the opportunity for increases beginning at six months.  See below for more information.   If you are interested in […]

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All locations closed on Saturday, July 4, 2015

Have a happy Independence Day!

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