Rare Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Month a few gems from our Rare Book collection have been placed in the display case in the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections area of the Main Library. You can see a selection from Michigan author and artist Gwen Frostic in addition to an illustrated version of Oliver Wendell […]

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March Madness Final Four

Who will be champion? Vote for your favorite 2014 books.

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March Madness Elite Eight

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All library locations closed Sunday, April 5

All Grand Rapids Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 5, 2015 for Easter.

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Ask-a-Lawyer: Employee Rights and Wrongful Termination

The Grand Rapids Public Library Main Branch, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Bar Association, hosts this free series that aims to provide information about common legal issues. At each session, expert attorneys will give a 10 to 30-minute overview of their area of law, followed by a question-and-answer period. This month’s topic: Wed, March […]

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March Madness Sweet Sixteen

Who will be champion? Vote for your favorite 2014 books.

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A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps

This week Thursday, March 12 at 7 PM, Barbara Rylko-Bauer will join us for a talk about her book: A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps. Rylko-Bauer’s mother, Jadzia, was a political prisoner during World War II. She worked as a prisoner-doctor in labor and concentration camps. The book follows Jadzia’s story, her training as […]

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Laughfest Humorous Speech Contest

Can you tell a funny story? Do you make people laugh? Come join the Grand Rapids Public Library, Toastmasters International and LaughFest in a humor contest on Tuesday, March 11 at 7 pm. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Contestants can choose whether they have an improvised stand up performance or […]

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Stream movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks

Hoopla is now available at Grand Rapids Public Library.

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Huge Book Sale!

Find bargains, treasures, and deals

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