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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Tennis in the Parks

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Tennis, but don’t know where to start? We have just the program for you! Join us from 6:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, July 14th at Richmond Park (111 Richmond NW) to learn all about tennis from the experts in our third Sports in the Parks event. This […]

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Learn a new language

Discover a Lifetime of Learning: Challenge yourself by using one of our free language databases.

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Life-Long Learning Starts with lynda.com

Now available for Grand Rapids Public Library cardholders!

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Teen Aromatherapy

Teens, are you interested in natural skincare products and properties of essential oils? Many essential oils have scientifically proven benefits in addition to smelling great! Learn about the science of aromatherapy and the roles essential oils can play in relaxing the mind and body. Enjoy this hands-on workshop and make a skin care product to […]

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