This year’s Great Michigan Read selection is Annie’s Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg. Part memoir, part detective story, and part history, Annie’s Ghosts takes readers on a journey into the author’s mother’s world of the 1930s and ’40s, where he explores how a poor, immigrant family manages life with a child who has special needs, all the […]
GRPL Readers picked the top sixteen books of 2013. Will your favorite advance to the Elite Eight? Vote for one book in each match up and check back next Monday to find out if they made the cut!
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 […]
When a niece was just a wee baby, her mom (my sister) and she were grocery shopping. My sister talked to my niece about the food they were selecting and asked what other items they should choose. Now, as I mention, my niece was just an infant, and a stranger pointed this out to my […]
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Thank you all who came to support the 8thh annual Kent County Teen Film Festival! It was a huge success with over 220 people attended to see these films made by teens. I would like to share some of the highlighted videos! To access all the videos browse through this playlist. Enjoy Best Director, Actor/People’s […]
So, you know that its important to spend time reading with your baby, but aren’t quite sure what books you should be reading? Take a look at a few elements that make a book one of the best books for your baby. Books with bright colors – While their ability to see colors is still […]
It’s been a long, cold winter. Have you been able to read your ten books, or were you too busy shoveling all the snow? There are only two days left to claim your prizes! We have handy notebooks that can help you keep track of titles you read throughout the year, a pencil (to write […]
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