Kicking off next Monday with Earth Day, we’ve got a full week of fun, earth-friendly programs for the whole family! On Tuesday, join the Grand Rapids Audubon Club as they share More than Everything You Wanted to Know about Birds. On Wednesday, Grand Rapids Public Library’s own Tim Gleisner will delve into the History of [...]
Today (April 16) is National Library Workers Day! What is National Library Workers Day? NLWD is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. If you would like to nominate a library star, (and aren’t we all stars?), click here.
Children’s books are a unique blend of pictures and art. This 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal celebrates the most distinguished picture book of the year. The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. A committee from the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library [...]
Meet the stars of the book Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him on Wednesday, May 1
Madison Square, Ottawa Hills, Van Belkum, and West Side are also closed on Saturday, May 25.
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Last night, I frantically (yet carefully so I did not miss anything!) finished reading my e-book that was about to expire. This morning, I remembered I had to write this blog post. The book I just finished was Veronica Roth’s Divergent, and I was inspired to talk about strong female characters. There are so many [...]
Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg Secrets From the Past by Barbara Taylor Bradford Carrie and Me by Carol Burnett Daddy’s Gone a Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes Sleight of Hand by Phillip Margolin Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline [...]
The Grand River has been making news lately due to the efforts of several local people and area organizations working towards restoring the original rapids (where else do you think the city’s name came from?). Before we go forward on projects like this, it’s important to know a little bit about the past. On Wednesday [...]
Don’t miss this showcase of everything Grand Rapids – from the Austin Automobile Co. to the Zalewski’s dog!
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