Amazing Artwork!

Some of the artwork created this week in Youth Services at the Main Library – our young artists draw inspiration from diverse sources!

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All locations closed Monday, September 1

The Madison Square, Ottawa Hills, Van Belkum, and West Side Branches are also closed on Saturday, August 30.

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Let’s Play! at Yankee Clipper

To help encourage parents and caregivers learn the importance and value of play, Grand Rapids Public Library’s Yankee Clipper Branch is holding Let’s Play! workshops this fall. Beginning in September, families with children 0-5 can attend this four week series. Each week an early childhood professional will be on hand to answer any questions parents […]

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3.5 Weeks left of the Summer Reading Challenge!

Here’s my little summer reader! Have your kids claimed their T-SHIRT or BACKPACK yet? There is still time! They have about 3.5 weeks left to complete the summer reading challenge and claim all their prizes. There are also many Mad Scientist Workshops left as well. Haven’t signed up yet? You can still do that, too! Remember, […]

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Meeting Notice: Board of Library Commissioners, August 11

The Board of Library Commissioners has scheduled a special meeting to discuss strategic planning for Monday, August 11, at 10:00 a.m. in the board room on the 5th level at the Main Library (111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503). This meeting is open to the public. For more information related to the library […]

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Poetry Slam for Teens by Teens

On Friday, August 22nd you are invited to ‘Slam at the Main’. This event is a poetry competition that aims to allow youth poets of all levels a forum to broadcast their work and to get acquainted with the exciting world of slam poetry. The slam is in partnership with the Grand Rapids Main Library […]

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GRPL’s Got Talent

EDIT: GRPL’s Got Talent has been canceled. Calling all teens! Are you a singer, dancer, musician or  performance artist and would like to compete in a talent contest? If so the GRPL’s Got Talent program is for you! Fill out the talent application and turn it in to your local library. Application can be printed […]

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Information about Ballot Proposal 14-1

On the August 5, 2014 primary ballot, you will see “Ballot Proposal 14-1, a referendum on public act 80 of 2014 which allocates use tax revenue for various local purposes.” The Michigan Legislature voted to phase out or eliminate the personal property tax (PPT) on certain business equipment and to replace the lost PPT revenue […]

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Summer Reading Challenge… Halfway

Farewell to the first half of the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge! Yaaaaaaay!!!! We’ve had lots of fun reading and enjoying the Mad Scientist Workshops, Cirque Amongus and the Science of Dinosaurs with Paleo Joe. If you have not joined the Summer Reading Challenge, there is still time so stop by any Grand Rapids Public Library […]

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Called Again : An Evening with 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis

July 17, 2014 – 7:00 pm – Main Library Join us for an evening with inspirational speaker Jennifer Pharr Davis who in 2011 hiked, stumbled, and sometimes crawled the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail in 46 days (an average of 47 miles per day), becoming the fastest person to hike the trail and the first woman […]

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