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Earth Week is Next Month!

Tired of the snow? Spring’s not here yet, but it’s coming! Join us next month for our annual Earth Week celebration! From April 19th to the 26th, we have a week of fun, earth-friendly programming going on in our libraries, around town, and in our community’s parks. Whether your passion is gardening, birding, biking, or the great […]

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Registration is open: Genealogy Lock-in

Have you heard about the best place to spend a Friday night? It’s at our Genealogy Lock-in, April 11th, 6-10pm. We are celebrating our 5 year anniversary! There will be food, prizes, and guidance from wonderful volunteers from the Western Michigan Genealogical Society. Register now, space is limited!

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Great Michigan Read

This year’s Great Michigan Read selection is Annie’s Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg. Part memoir, part detective story, and part history, Annie’s Ghosts takes readers on a journey into the author’s mother’s world of the 1930s and ’40s, where he explores how a poor, immigrant family manages life with a child who has special needs, all the […]

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The Sweet Sixteen

GRPL Readers picked the top sixteen books of 2013. Will your favorite advance to the Elite Eight? Vote for one book in each match up and check back next Monday to find out if they made the cut!   This program is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. Consider a gift today!

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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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Let’s Talk!

When a niece was just a wee baby, her mom (my sister) and she were grocery shopping. My sister talked to my niece about the food they were selecting and asked what other items they should choose. Now, as I mention, my niece was just an infant, and a stranger pointed this out to my […]

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March Madness Library Style is Back!

This program is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. Consider a gift today!

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Ha Ha Ha! LaughFest and Your Library

We’ve got funny events for everyone!

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Could you have… Plutophobia?

No need to have “fear of wealth”! Investing can be scary, but let our trusted financial databases take the pain out of monetary gain.

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