Immigrant and Refugee Resources

On February 15, GRPL’s Main branch hosted “Creating a City of Inclusion: Modern Immigration, Local Impact,” a panel discussion in partnership with Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. Panelists from organizations working within immigrant & refugee services shared historical insights and impacts of immigration on Grand Rapids, as well as information on how we can better support […]

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Let’s Play! At the Library

The library is gearing up for four weeks of Let’s Play!

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Kids and Teens

0-5 years old Develop your young child’s early literacy skills with activities you can integrate into your everyday life. Kids Share the love of reading with your favorite kids! Teens Stuff to read, stuff to do, stuff to share. Just for teens. Library Tours The best way for a child to learn to value the […]

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Raise a Pint to this Old Settler

Maybe you’ve experienced sleeping in the guest room of an elderly relation and had to avert your eyes from the creepy, antique photo on the wall or dresser; the kind of photo that resides in an ornate wooden frame and rests on a doily. Maybe you slept facing the opposite wall or slept with the covers over […]

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Spring Break Fun

On April 5, come and turn a cardboard box into a car, and then hop in and enjoy the winning movie on the big screen.

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Fantasy Writing with H.M. Bouwman

Discover world building, magical and fantasy elements, character, and plot.

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Huge Book Sale!

Find bargains, treasures, and deals!

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Love the Library? Become a Library Commissioner

The Grand Rapids Public Library’s Board of Library Commissioners is seeking candidates to fill two seats.

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Seven Authors Not Coming to the Library

One program regularly offered at the library are author visits. Whether it’s a local writer promoting a new novel or an author knowledgeable about a topic relevant to our community, we’re always looking for artists to share their stories with us. However, the winds of change are making it difficult for some people to visit […]

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Closed Today: Madison Square Branch

Due to a power outage, the branch is closed on Saturday, March 11.

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