An evening with Adam Schuitema: Thursday, April 14

Join us Thursday, April 14 to hear award-winning Grand Rapids author Adam Schuitema read from his latest book.

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Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers

Join us on Wednesday, April 6 for a musical interlude in the library.

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Spring Break Gets Robotic

Imagine building a robot and programming it to do what you want! Teens can stop by the Main Library on Monday, April 4 from 2-4 pm and create an awesome robot! The Teen [Tech]Knowledgey Spring Workshop explores the world of robotics using Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 base set and software. Bring a friend, grab a […]

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Work at GRPL: Youth Services Librarian

Are you ready to engage with the community on a fundamental level to open minds, level the playing field, and nourish positive development? Grand Rapids Public Library believes in the power of knowledge to transform both individuals and communities for the better. A nationally recognized and innovative leader in library service, GRPL is currently welcoming […]

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GRPL Librarian Wins 2016 “Mover and Shaker” Award

Jessica Anne Bratt of the Grand Rapids Public Library has been named a “Mover and Shaker” in the library industry by the national publication Library Journal. In its March issue, Library Journal named 54 outstanding professionals committed to providing excellent service and shaping the future of libraries. Jessica Anne Bratt was selected because of her […]

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Know the Mother: Stories from the Interior Lives of Woman

Join us on Thursday, March 24 for a reading with Desiree Cooper as she shares from her new book.

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“Our histories cling to us. We are shaped by where we come from.”

March is Women’s History Month, and what better way to celebrate than to check out some books about powerful women! Come see the Rebels, Rogues, and Role Models display at the Main library on the first floor. Browse our large collection of items – fiction and nonfiction – written by and about strong, innovative ladies from […]

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Laughfest Humorous Speech Contest

Can you tell a funny story? Do you make people laugh? Come join the Grand Rapids Public Library, Toastmasters International and LaughFest in a humor contest on Monday, March 14 at 7 pm. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Contestants can do either an improvised stand up performance or a prepared 5 […]

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Bringing laughter to the library

Free events for kids, teens, and adults!

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Stream movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks

Hoopla is now available at Grand Rapids Public Library.

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