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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An Evening with Kevin Keefe: Twelve-Twenty Five

Learn about the life and times of a World War II-era steam engine.

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Fun Songs to Sing

As a nanny, I try to incorporate music as much as possible into my daily routine. Not just for the kids enjoyment, but for my sanity as well! Music is a great way to calm the mind and reduce stress. For music that adults can enjoy as well as the kids, I love Jack Johnson’s […]

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Music in the Stacks: Jes Kramer

Join us for a musical interlude in the library.

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Work at GRPL: Library Clerical Aide (Part-time) at West Side

Grand Rapids Public Library believes in the power of knowledge to transform both individuals and communities for the better. A nationally recognized and innovative leader in public library service, GRPL is currently welcoming applications for a part-time Library Clerical Aide in our Customer Service department. We are looking for someone to join our team who […]

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Fun Spanish Books to Read Together!

Have you ever wanted to read books in Spanish to your child but were unsure of where to start? The Grand Rapids Public Library has a great collection of Spanish picture books. Many of them are bilingual, allowing for parents or the child to read the story in both languages! As the library gears up […]

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Work at GRPL: Custodian (Part-time)

Grand Rapids Public Library takes pride in our facilities. With over 211,000 square feet of public space and over 850,000 visitors per year, the GRPL Maintenance team works hard year-round to keep things tidy, comfortable, and functional at our eight locations. GRPL is currently welcoming applications for a part-time custodian (the official title is “Public […]

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All locations closed on Thursday, November 24, 2016

For the Thanksgiving holiday

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History Detectives 2017 — Our 10th Anniversary!

What’s happening? If you’ve ever read or heard any local history story, chances are you’ve been left wondering more about something — maybe a detail you think would be great to have fleshed out and related. The Grand Rapids Public Library’s annual winter program, History Detectives, is the place to come learn about such details! […]

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From morning ’till fried chicken. Eating on the Northeast side (but mostly Plainfield Ave.)

Growing up on GR’s northwest side and going to elementary school on the northeast side has nothing to do with this post, other than the fact that I was within walking distance of some of these restaurants. I do venture a little outside the boundary of GR here. It is not by choice, but by […]

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