Raise a Pint to this Old Settler

Maybe you’ve experienced sleeping in the guest room of an elderly relation and had to avert your eyes from the creepy, antique photo on the wall or dresser; the kind of photo that resides in an ornate wooden frame and rests on a doily. Maybe you slept facing the opposite wall or slept with the covers over […]

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Work at GRPL: Youth Services Library Assistant (Part-time)

Please visit the main job posting if you would like more information or to apply. Are you ready to engage with the community on a fundamental level to open minds, level the playing field, and nourish positive development? Grand Rapids Public Library believes in the power of knowledge to transform both individuals and communities for […]

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Spring Break Drive-In Movie

Looking for something fun to do with your family over Spring Break?  Stop in to our Main Branch for our fun-filled Drive-In Movie! We are asking families to pick their favorite: The Secret Life of Pets or Finding Dory.  You can vote in person at any Grand Rapids Public Library or vote online right on […]

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Fantasy Writing with H.M. Bouwman

Discover world building, magical and fantasy elements, character, and plot.

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Huge Book Sale!

Find bargains, treasures, and deals!

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Love the Library? 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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Seven Authors Not Coming to the Library

One program regularly offered at the library are author visits. Whether it’s a local writer promoting a new novel or an author knowledgeable about a topic relevant to our community, we’re always looking for artists to share their stories with us. However, the winds of change are making it difficult for some people to visit […]

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Closed Today: Madison Square Branch

Due to a power outage, the branch is closed on Saturday, March 11.

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Recent Feminist Fiction

Don’t even ask, just grab these recently published novels incorporating feminist themes or characters — Prefer to read and discuss with friends? Consider the following from our Books By the Stack collection —

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Urban Forests: An Evening with Jill Jonnes

Author Jill Jonnes will share her work in the area of “Trees as Green Infrastructure” on Wednesday, March 8.

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