What are you eating next week?

Restaurant Week is fast approaching! From August 10 through the 21st, dozens of local restaurants will be offering three course meals for $28! Some locations will even have two meals for $28. It’s a great way to sample Grand Rapids’ excellent cuisine and try something new. If you find yourself downtown for a meal, stop […]

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Acting Up Theatre

Join us Tuesday and Wednesday as we welcome Acting Up Theatre and Charlie the Couch Potato. Charlie does nothing all day except watch TV, play video games and eat junk food. This lack of motivation to “move, play and read” has caused Charlie to lose sight of what he is supposed to become! Come find […]

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Hoopla for Kids

Stream kid-friendly movies, music, audiobooks and more!

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Baffling Bill the Magician (PLUS Gus the Bunny!)

The special guest this week for the library’s Summer Reading Challenge is Baffling Bill the Magician and his amazing bunny Gus!  Baffling Bill will amaze with illusion, comedy and more!  He will teach you feats of magic and provide you with an amazing bag of tricks that you can take home and perform for friends […]

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Learn to Play Soccer

Thursday, July 28 6:00-7:00pm  Jaycee-MacKay Park, 2531 Kalamazoo SE Kids of all ages, join us in the park for fun and active sports clinics! Learn how to play soccer or tennis with expert advice in our city parks. Afterward, make a fun craft and chow down on hot dogs and snacks! No registration is required […]

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Location change: Shakespeare in the Park

Due to the heat, this event will now be held at Main Library. Join us Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 pm.

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Drumming in the library!

Drumming in the library?! YES! Come join the “Drummunity” circle, with percussionist Lori Fithian. She brings the drums, you get to play them! Grab your whole family and get in the Drummunity groove! She’ll show us how to play, sing and dance to the community beat with rhythm games, songs and fun for all ages. […]

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Black Women Connect GR Pop-Up Discussion

Do you need a safe space to connect with others about events happening around the nation? Black Women Connect, an affinity group, with The Chamber of Commerce will be holding a pop-up discussion and reflection about race relations and violence in our country. This event is open to all members of the community and will be held on […]

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Cancellation Notice: Board of Library Commissioners Meeting 7/26/2016

NOTICE: The July 26, 2016 Board of Library Commissioners Regular Meeting as been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for August 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm. For more information related to the GRPL’s board, please visit the board webpage.

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The Rise and Fall of German U-Boats, with Keith Gill

There’s something fascinating about submarines. Maybe the shark like aura– gliding through the ocean depths until they hit their prey in a devastating attack. Keith Gill will be at the Main Library Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 pm, revealing some of the secrets of the German U-Boats.  Keith is the former curator of the U-505 […]

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