Have you ever wanted to read books in Spanish to your child but were unsure of where to start? The Grand Rapids Public Library has a great collection of Spanish picture books. Many of them are bilingual, allowing for parents or the child to read the story in both languages! As the library gears up […]
For the Thanksgiving holiday
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Growing up on GR’s northwest side and going to elementary school on the northeast side has nothing to do with this post, other than the fact that I was within walking distance of some of these restaurants. I do venture a little outside the boundary of GR here. It is not by choice, but by […]
Possibly one of my favorite moments as a new aunt is when my nephew wraps his little fingers around a piece of my shirt. Within their first year, babies will begin to use the pincer grasp, to grab small objects from your finger to a rattle. Grasping objects help children develop fine motor skills which […]
We have a special night in the Evening Explorers series for kids in grades 2-5, this Thursday at the Main Library, 6:30 pm in the storytelling room, level 2. A mother and daughter from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will be teaching how to make your own dream catcher. Learn a little […]
One recent addition to our rare books collection a book published by the American Brewing Academy (ABA) of Chicago in celebration of its tenth anniversary (1891-1901). The ABA held a 4-day reunion in honor of the occasion, as marked by the numbers at the top of the volume (9.30-10.3…1901…) The first thing I noticed about […]
Join us for a four-week workshop that teaches the benefits of interactive play.
Join author and avid Civil War historian Jack Dempsey on Thursday, November 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Branch as he discusses his book, Michigan at Antietam. Jack focuses on exploring how Michigan soldiers and citizens shaped the single bloodiest conflict of the Civil War: the Battle of Antietam. In his talk, Jack will […]
In the 21st century, the mention of Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids conjures images of wealth and refinement—its shores lined with beautiful homes and a yacht club. The lake’s history, however, is both colorful and surprising. Join local history enthusiast and author Gail Marie Snow as she shares stories from her new book Rakish […]
Come to the library after the parade on Saturday, November 19 for holiday treats and crafts!
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