Mid Century Modern Grand Rapids – James Bronkema

To coincide with the Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America Exhibition & Symposium coming to Grand Rapids this Spring and Summer, the Local History Department will be featuring a series of displays on mid century modern architecture and design in the Grand Rapids area. The first of these highlights architect and builder, James Bronkema. Born […]

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Small Business Resource Center

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Fun Songs to Sing

At night, after I’ve gotten all the children tucked into their beds, I love listening to their little voices as they sing themselves (and each other) to sleep. When they were babies, I would rock them and sing them to sleep, and now as they grow older we will sing in the car, or as […]

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Earth Week

Live green. Love nature. Celebrate Earth Week.

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Let’s Build!

Come construct some spring break fun at the library!

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All library locations closed Sunday, April 20

All Grand Rapids Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, 2014 for Easter.

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Check It Out!

Use your GRPL card to check out memberships and tickets.

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Earth Week is Next Month!

Tired of the snow? Spring’s not here yet, but it’s coming! Join us next month for our annual Earth Week celebration! From April 19th to the 26th, we have a week of fun, earth-friendly programming going on in our libraries, around town, and in our community’s parks. Whether your passion is gardening, birding, biking, or the great […]

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Registration is open: Genealogy Lock-in

Have you heard about the best place to spend a Friday night? It’s at our Genealogy Lock-in, April 11th, 6-10pm. We are celebrating our 5 year anniversary! There will be food, prizes, and guidance from wonderful volunteers from the Western Michigan Genealogical Society. Register now, space is limited!

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Great Michigan Read

This year’s Great Michigan Read selection is Annie’s Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg. Part memoir, part detective story, and part history, Annie’s Ghosts takes readers on a journey into the author’s mother’s world of the 1930s and ’40s, where he explores how a poor, immigrant family manages life with a child who has special needs, all the […]

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