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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Congratulations 2014 Kent County Teen Film Festival Winners!

Thank you all who came to support the 8thh annual Kent County Teen Film Festival! It was a huge success with over 220 people attended to see these films made by teens. I would like to share some of the highlighted videos! To access all the videos browse through this playlist. Enjoy Best Director, Actor/People’s […]

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Best Books for Baby?

So, you know that its important to spend time reading with your baby, but aren’t quite sure what books you should be reading? Take a look at a few elements that make a book one of the best books for your baby. Books with bright colors – While their ability to see colors is still […]

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Spilled Ink…Just 2 days left!

It’s been a long, cold winter. Have you been able to read your ten books, or were you too busy shoveling all the snow? There are only two days left to claim your prizes!  We have handy notebooks that can help you keep track of titles you read throughout the year, a pencil (to write […]

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Chess Story (or The Royal Game) by Stefan Zweig

Here is the blurb for Stefan Zweig’s book: “Chess Story, also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig’s final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off to his American publisher only days before his suicide in 1942. It is the only story in which Zweig looks at Nazism, and he […]

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Authors and Social Media

Today we live in a social media driven world. A world where inanimate objects can have a twitter account as easily as a human being (Pharrell William’s hat, Joe Namath’s superbowl coat, etc). While many authors have yet to jump on the social media bandwagon, many are taking to Facebook and the Twittersphere much to […]

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