Taste of Soul Sunday

Join us on February 19, 2017 to celebrate African American history & culture.

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Yes, There Is A Michigan Accent

An evening with author Edward McClelland

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Rant / Rave / Review: Film Discussion Series

Stream the film on Kanopy, then come and discuss it with us.

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Fake News in the Headlines

In this interactive discussion, panelists will examine how false news stories spread and why people believe them.

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Read with us!

This year’s selection is Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper.

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Delayed Opening Due to Weather

All library locations will open at 11 am today.

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Winter Pre-Reading Classes at the Library!

What’s so special about pre-reading classes at the Grand Rapids Public Library? They are free, they are fun, and we know your child will learn so much! Each class features literacy-rich activities such as songs, stories, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Pajama time is a special bedtime storytime where children come in their pajamas and bring their favorite […]

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Volunteer for one of our biggest events, Taste of Soul Sunday!

Every year, the Grand Rapids Public Library organizes and hosts an event called “Taste of Soul Sunday.” It is a day to explore and celebrate African American culture and history, full of great entertainment, food, and education. It takes a lot of work, so we’re offering this exciting volunteer opportunity! As a volunteer, you will monitor rooms and lines, […]

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Sleuthing for Local History

Join us Saturday, January 28 for the 10th Anniversary of History Detectives.

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Search for the next Poet Laureate

GRPL is currently accepting applications for the sixth Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids.

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