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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Yes, There Is A Michigan Accent

An evening with author Edward McClelland

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Fake News in the Headlines

In this interactive discussion, panelists will examine how false news stories spread and why people believe them.

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Read with us!

This year’s selection is Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper.

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Delayed Opening Due to Weather

All library locations will open at 11 am today.

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Winter Pre-Reading Classes at the Library!

What’s so special about pre-reading classes at the Grand Rapids Public Library? They are free, they are fun, and we know your child will learn so much! Each class features literacy-rich activities such as songs, stories, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Pajama time is a special bedtime storytime where children come in their pajamas and bring their favorite […]

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