Ask-a-Lawyer: Employee Rights and Wrongful Termination

The Grand Rapids Public Library Main Branch, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Bar Association, hosts this free series that aims to provide information about common legal issues. At each session, expert attorneys will give a 10 to 30-minute overview of their area of law, followed by a question-and-answer period. This month’s topic: Wed, March […]

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March Madness Sweet Sixteen

Who will be champion? Vote for your favorite 2014 books.

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A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps

This week Thursday, March 12 at 7 PM, Barbara Rylko-Bauer will join us for a talk about her book: A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps. Rylko-Bauer’s mother, Jadzia, was a political prisoner during World War II. She worked as a prisoner-doctor in labor and concentration camps. The book follows Jadzia’s story, her training as […]

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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 Tuesday, March 11 at 7 pm. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Contestants can choose whether they have an improvised stand up performance or […]

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Stream movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks

Hoopla is now available at Grand Rapids Public Library.

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Huge Book Sale!

Find bargains, treasures, and deals

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Music in the Stacks: Kent County String Band

A Musical Interlude in the Library

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Board of Library Commissioners Special Meeting February 11

The Board of Library Commissioners has scheduled a special meeting to discuss revenue sources for Wednesday, February 11, at 3:00 pm in the board room on the 5th level at the Main Library (111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503). This meeting is open to the public. For more information related to the library […]

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Music in the Stacks: Vox Vidorra

Have a musical interlude in the library! As you browse the collection, enjoy a performance by Vox Vidorra this Wednesday, February 11th from 7-8pm in the Biography Room at the Main branch. Vox Vidorra is a group of multi-instrumentalists fronted by the dynamic Molly Bouwsma-Schultz. Hailing from Grand Rapids, Vox Vidorra combines elements of Indie […]

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Cooking Matters for Adults

February 2 – March 9 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Main Library In partnership with the YMCA, the library is pleased to offer Cooking Matters, a six-week nutritional education program that fights hunger by teaching families how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Participants will learn how to select nutritious and low-cost […]

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