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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GRR2DET Social Entrepreneurship Showcase

Thinking about learning is a hard thing to do. The idea of a classroom, a teacher, and for that matter, a library, are constructions. That is not to say that these ideas are bad or good, but that there are no hard, fast laws for learning. One of these constructions is the separation of learning […]

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Teen Books by the Stack: NOW AVAILABLE!

Have a teen who doesn’t know what to read next? Maybe you’ve exhausted our selection of Adult Books by the Stack and want a change?  Interested in some titles for your mother-daughter book club? Maybe you are an educator looking for some great back to school class titles. Look no further, as GRPL presents: Teen Books […]

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Cancellation Notice: Board of Library Commissioners Meeting 7/29

The regular meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners scheduled for Tuesday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m. has been canceled. The board meets on a monthly basis in the board room on the 5th level at the Main Library. The next meeting is scheduled for August 26 at 5:30 p.m. For more information related to […]

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Board of Library Commissioners June Meeting Date Change

The Board of Library Commissioners has changed the time of its regular meeting in June. The meeting will be at 5:30 pm on Monday, June 30, 2014. All regular meetings are open to the public. Public comment is welcome when the meeting begins and again when the meeting concludes. Board meetings are held at the […]

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