New and Future Movie Releases

Streaming Movies Don’t forget you can stream popular films, kids movies, TV shows and more from Hoopla or the Criterion Collection, foreign films, indies, documentaries and more from Kanopy! Printable List of New and Future Movie Releases (.pdf) February Allied Arrival Bad Santa 2 Doctor Strange Edge of Seventeen The Girl on the Train Hacksaw […]

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Final week of the Winter Reading Challenge

If the recent +60°F temps aren’t a large enough reminder that the season is nearing its end, here’s another: you’ve only seven more days to claim your free canvas book bag by visiting your local library and letting us know that you’ve completed your Winter Reading Challenge! And hey, what’s that in the foreground? Could […]

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Timely fiction — beyond 1984 and Brave New World

We often feel that need to read the same book at the same time because the shared collective experience influences our personal reading choices. An easy example would be how an individual book will see several holds placed for it after it’s been made into a film or featured on a popular talk show. An […]

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Abolition! African American History at the Library

The Local History and Special Collections Department, located on the fourth floor of the downtown library, is a pretty special place. You can find all various materials to assist with historic research, house history research, and genealogy. There a lot of books on the shelves (this is a library after all!) but it’s the books […]

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New and Future Book Releases

eBooks/Downloads Don’t forget you can download popular eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital comics, and magazines from our Digital Downloads! Printable List of New and Future Book Releases (.pdf) February Armstrong, Kelley – A Darkness Absolute Billingham, Mark – Rush of Blood Beaton, M. C. – Death of a Ghost Blaedel, Sara – The Lost Woman Brody, Frances […]

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Modern Immigration, Local Impact

A panel discussion on Wednesday, February 15 in partnership with Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

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New suggestions for your Book Club

There are several new additions almost ready to be checked out from the Main Library’s Books By the Stack collection. These ‘Book Club’ copies check out for six weeks instead of three, making them ideal for groups reading together as well as individuals looking for a leisurely read! Fiction Printable List of All Titles

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Claim your Winter Reading Challenge prize

Are you already signed up for the Winter Reading Challenge or want to but haven’t gotten around to it? (Psst, it’s not too late.) We’re halfway through this winter season and, while this time of year is recognized with Groundhog Day, Imbolc or Candlemas, here at the library we like to reward our dutiful readers with […]

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Enter your poem into the competition

Open to Kent County, MI residents of all ages. Submissions accepted through February.

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Taste of Soul Sunday

Join us on February 19, 2017 to celebrate African American history & culture.

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