Hard to believe that we’re already half-way through February, leaving only two more weeks to finish your Winter Reading Challenge! If you’ve already accomplished your own goal or snowflake challenge, don’t forget to stop in at any GRPL location to receive either a water bottle or umbrella as your prize by February 29th. Just what […]
Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, […]
Tax forms and booklets have arrived, so feel free to pick up your 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ formats as well as Michigan 1040 booklets and Home Heating Credit forms. Almost all forms are accessible online, and available through GRPL’s tax page. Grand Rapids no longer makes paper copies of city tax forms available to libraries.
Close to 50 language courses have been added to the Library’s OneClick Digital eAudiobook collection! Most are basic short courses which are perfect for someone looking to dip their toe into learning a new language or prepare for an overseas adventure. More comprehensive courses in Spanish, French, and German have also been added. These titles […]
January 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Finishing Your Winter Reading Challenge
How is everybody’s Winter Reading Challenge going? Have you matched your “number” or did you bite off more than you could…read? If so, fear not because this year’s Challenge continues through February 29th. It’s also not too late to register (there are prizes involved)! Speaking of giveaways, if you have finished your reading goal or […]
January 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Taste of Soul Sunday
Join us on February 21, 2016 to celebrate African American history & culture.
Have a musical interlude at the library on Thursday, January 21.
January 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Is the Book Better Than the Movie?
The 88th Academy Awards nominations were just announced and readers may want to pay particular attention to the nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay and begin the great debate over which was better, the book (original) or the film (adaptation). Books that were adapted by this year’s nominees: The Martian by Andy Weir Brooklyn by Colm […]
January 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Digging into the past
Guest blog from intern Brian Hall For the past three months, I’ve been working on a project with the Local History department here at the library. I learned last summer that our library has a large archive of photographs. Lots and lots of photographs. Just in the collection I worked with there are somewhere in […]
January 6, 2016 | Comments Off on #ReadSoHard Book Club
Join us Tuesday, January 12 for the launch of our new book club.
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