Screen Printing Extravaganza!

Are you a teen who participated in our Summer Reading Challenge Program? Please come to our Screen Printing Party to pick up your finishing prize, eat some snacks, do an activity, and try…. screen printing! We’ve partnered with WMCAT and their Ambrose Apprentices to provide teens with an opportunity to try screen printing their own notebooks. […]

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An Evening with Author W. Bruce Cameron

Meet the author of The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man on Tuesday, August 23.

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All locations closed Monday, September 5, 2016

The Madison Square, Ottawa Hills, Van Belkum, and West Side Branches are also closed on Saturday, September 3.

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Fall Pre-reading classes at the library!

What’s so special about pre-reading storytime 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. Come join us each week for a fun filled class. Here’s our fall preview […]

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Notice: Board of Library Commissioners have scheduled a Special Meeting

NOTICE: The Board of Library Commissioners have scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday, August 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm. For more information related to the GRPL’s board, please visit the board webpage.

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Did you finish your challenge?

Pick up your prize before September 13, 2016!

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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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