GRPL Librarian Wins 2016 “Mover and Shaker” Award

Jessica Anne Bratt of the Grand Rapids Public Library has been named a “Mover and Shaker” in the library industry by the national publication Library Journal. In its March issue, Library Journal named 54 outstanding professionals committed to providing excellent service and shaping the future of libraries. Jessica Anne Bratt was selected because of her […]

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Know the Mother: Stories from the Interior Lives of Woman

Join us on Thursday, March 24 for a reading with Desiree Cooper as she shares from her new book.

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“Our histories cling to us. We are shaped by where we come from.”

March is Women’s History Month, and what better way to celebrate than to check out some books about powerful women! Come see the Rebels, Rogues, and Role Models display at the Main library on the first floor. Browse our large collection of items – fiction and nonfiction – written by and about strong, innovative ladies from […]

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Laughfest Humorous Speech Contest

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 Monday, March 14 at 7 pm. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Contestants can do either an improvised stand up performance or a prepared 5 […]

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Bringing laughter to the library

Free events for kids, teens, and adults!

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Stream movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks

Hoopla is now available at Grand Rapids Public Library.

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All library locations closed Sunday, March 27

All Grand Rapids Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, March 27, 2016 for Easter.

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#ReadSoHard Book Club

Join us for great discussion on Thursday, March 17 at Avenue for the Arts.

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Get to know Gert, Grace, and the Berkey & Gay girls

Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about some local ladies.

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An Evening with Pam Muñoz Ryan

Meet the author of the 2016 One Book, One City for Kids selection.

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