Called Again : An Evening with 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis

July 17, 2014 – 7:00 pm – Main Library Join us for an evening with inspirational speaker Jennifer Pharr Davis who in 2011 hiked, stumbled, and sometimes crawled the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail in 46 days (an average of 47 miles per day), becoming the fastest person to hike the trail and the first woman […]

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GRR2DET Social Entrepreneurship Showcase

Thinking about learning is a hard thing to do. The idea of a classroom, a teacher, and for that matter, a library, are constructions. That is not to say that these ideas are bad or good, but that there are no hard, fast laws for learning. One of these constructions is the separation of learning […]

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Teen Books by the Stack: NOW AVAILABLE!

Have a teen who doesn’t know what to read next? Maybe you’ve exhausted our selection of Adult Books by the Stack and want a change?  Interested in some titles for your mother-daughter book club? Maybe you are an educator looking for some great back to school class titles. Look no further, as GRPL presents: Teen Books […]

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Cancellation Notice: Board of Library Commissioners Meeting 7/29

The regular meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners scheduled for Tuesday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m. has been canceled. The board meets on a monthly basis in the board room on the 5th level at the Main Library. The next meeting is scheduled for August 26 at 5:30 p.m. For more information related to […]

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Board of Library Commissioners June Meeting Date Change

The Board of Library Commissioners has changed the time of its regular meeting in June. The meeting will be at 5:30 pm on Monday, June 30, 2014. All regular meetings are open to the public. Public comment is welcome when the meeting begins and again when the meeting concludes. Board meetings are held at the […]

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Healthy Kent Community Survey

We all want to be heard. Now you have that chance. Healthy Kent would like to know what health problems affect you and your community, what you think is great about your neighborhood and what you think needs to be improved. Healthy Kent conducted forums this year to find out what is important. They created […]

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2014 GR Reads, The Life List

Ever think back to your childhood and remember what you wanted to do when you grew up? This debut novel by Lori Nelson Spielman touches on this very idea. This book selection for this summer’s GR Reads, tells the story of Brett Bohlinger who embarks on a year-long journey of self-discovery after the death of […]

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Community Resources for Children and their Parents

From this list you will see that there are many organizations working to help you and your family and our community’s children. General Information about Community Resources United Way 2-1-1 Information and referrals for all area resources, including support groups.  1-800-887-1107 or 211 or 459-2255. Helping Hand: Guiding Michigan Citizens to Assistance Resources.  Maintained by […]

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Palmer School Story

One of the most recent collections added to the Archives is the Palmer School Building Story Slides. This collection documents the building of the new Palmer School from 1953-1954. Included are images of the construction of the school, classrooms, teachers, and events surrounding the dedication of the building. The original Palmer School was built in […]

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

10 Books, 40 Events

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