Drumming in the library?! YES! Come join the “Drummunity” circle, with percussionist Lori Fithian. She brings the drums, you get to play them! Grab your whole family and get in the Drummunity groove! She’ll show us how to play, sing and dance to the community beat with rhythm games, songs and fun for all ages. […]
July 11, 2016 | Comments Off on Black Women Connect GR Pop-Up Discussion
Do you need a safe space to connect with others about events happening around the nation? Black Women Connect, an affinity group, with The Chamber of Commerce will be holding a pop-up discussion and reflection about race relations and violence in our country. This event is open to all members of the community and will be held on […]
July 11, 2016 | Comments Off on Cancellation Notice: Board of Library Commissioners Meeting 7/26/2016
NOTICE: The July 26, 2016 Board of Library Commissioners Regular Meeting as been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for August 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm. For more information related to the GRPL’s board, please visit the board webpage.
July 8, 2016 | Comments Off on The Rise and Fall of German U-Boats, with Keith Gill
There’s something fascinating about submarines. Maybe the shark like aura– gliding through the ocean depths until they hit their prey in a devastating attack. Keith Gill will be at the Main Library Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 pm, revealing some of the secrets of the German U-Boats. Keith is the former curator of the U-505 […]
July 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Tennis in the Parks
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Tennis, but don’t know where to start? We have just the program for you! Join us from 6:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, July 14th at Richmond Park (111 Richmond NW) to learn all about tennis from the experts in our third Sports in the Parks event. This […]
July 6, 2016 | Comments Off on Learn a new language
Discover a Lifetime of Learning: Challenge yourself by using one of our free language databases.
Now available for Grand Rapids Public Library cardholders!
July 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Teen Aromatherapy
Teens, are you interested in natural skincare products and properties of essential oils? Many essential oils have scientifically proven benefits in addition to smelling great! Learn about the science of aromatherapy and the roles essential oils can play in relaxing the mind and body. Enjoy this hands-on workshop and make a skin care product to […]
July 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Teen [TECH]Knowledgey Graduation
It’s time to show off your bots! We will be displaying a selection of completed bots and bits and awarding students for their hard work building, programming, and problem-solving. There will be a slideshow with photos from the event as participants are awarded certificates. A lucky few will win prizes for their designs. Oh, and […]
One family summer vacation, several reading preferences. Everything’s loaded in the car, let’s get on the road! But wait, we all should have a book just in case, right? Save time getting to your next travel destination by stuffing a Cottage Kit full of staff-selected classic novels, beach reads, family-fun audiobooks and even helpful outdoorsy […]
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