eReaders Available at Your Branch Library

You can now check out a SimpleTouch Nook at your favorite branch library! Nooks are pre-loaded with staff picks in specific genres, including bestsellers, classics, mysteries, romances and more. They are easy to use and don’t require any downloading. You can check out the list of titles available and the branches where you can check […]

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Music in the Stacks: Ghost Heart

A Musical Interlude at the Library

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March Madness Championship

Who will be champion? Vote for your favorite!

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Rare Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Month a few gems from our Rare Book collection have been placed in the display case in the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections area of the Main Library. You can see a selection from Michigan author and artist Gwen Frostic in addition to an illustrated version of Oliver Wendell […]

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March Madness Final Four

Who will be champion? Vote for your favorite 2014 books.

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March Madness Elite Eight

Who will be champion? Vote for your favorite 2014 books.

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All library locations closed Sunday, April 5

All Grand Rapids Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 5, 2015 for Easter.

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Ask-a-Lawyer: Employee Rights and Wrongful Termination

The Grand Rapids Public Library Main Branch, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Bar Association, hosts this free series that aims to provide information about common legal issues. At each session, expert attorneys will give a 10 to 30-minute overview of their area of law, followed by a question-and-answer period. This month’s topic: Wed, March […]

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March Madness Sweet Sixteen

Who will be champion? Vote for your favorite 2014 books.

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A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps

This week Thursday, March 12 at 7 PM, Barbara Rylko-Bauer will join us for a talk about her book: A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps. Rylko-Bauer’s mother, Jadzia, was a political prisoner during World War II. She worked as a prisoner-doctor in labor and concentration camps. The book follows Jadzia’s story, her training as […]

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