All library locations will open at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 25 due to the weather. All morning events are canceled.
Even I know that and I’m not a parent! There is no one manual given to you when you become a parent that tells you exactly what to do and when to do it. But there is one place where you can gets lots of great information to help you on your parenting journey: the […]
Beep Beep! Yum Yum! The YMCA’s Veggie Van is about to make weekly stops at the Main Library! Every Tuesday from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Veggie Van staff will host weekly a farmers market on Level 3 of the Main Library – 111 Library St NE. The majority of the products sold are from […]
Kusherehekea! That means “celebrate” in the Swahili language, and that’s want we plan to do — celebrate African American history. From the language, food, and literature; to the music, art, and dance, African American cultural expression is a unique centuries-old blend of African and American traditions. The annual Taste of Soul Sunday (TOSS) celebrates this […]
Looking for a good book? Love Michigan? Then the 2014 Michigan Notable Books list is sure to have a few titles you might enjoy. Annually the Michigan Notable Books Program (MNB) list features 20 books published in the previous calendar year that are about Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or are written by a […]
One of my favorite gospel songs is “I Give Myself Away” by William McDowell and when VIP sings it during Sunday Worship at New Hope it often brings me to tears. Yes, they are that good. VIP (Very Important Praise) is the youth praise team at New Hope Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. VIP […]
Celebrate African American History & Culture
For millions of Americans, Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the most important historical figures in this country’s past, if not the world’s. This day honoring his legacy has been a Federal holiday since 1986. This year’s Presidential Proclamation reminds us that the nation MLK envisioned is not here yet. The Grand Rapids Public […]
Amiri Baraka has passed away, January 9th at age 79. “Biography in Context”, is featuring him this week: Amiri Baraka Amiri Baraka (from Gale, Biography in Context) “Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) was one of the most controversial writers in twentieth-century America, one whose influence on African-American literature was profound. Plays, poems, novels, essays, short stories, jazz […]
The Library’s annual Taste of Soul program is coming up on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 1:00-4:30. As in years past we are in search of volunteers to help us with the program. Some of the duties could include helping with the children’s craft, the teen event, answering questions, and monitoring food lines. Beyond that […]
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January 1 - March 31
March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
March 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Laughfest Humorous Speech Contest
- Let’s Talk!
- March Madness Library Style is Back!
- Ha Ha Ha! LaughFest and Your Library
- Could you have… Plutophobia?
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