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Come visit our Art Reading Room

Do you love art and pretty books? We have just the place for you.

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Open eBooks Available to Families for Free

The Open eBooks All Ages Collection was specifically designed for a wide age range of children. This program adds to existing efforts to help kids develop a love of reading and discovery by making eBooks available to all. Your children and family can access thousands of exciting titles to download and use the Open eBooks […]

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An Evening with Veta Smith Tucker

Join us Tuesday, September 13th at 7 p.m. to hear literary and public historian Veta Smith Tucker as she discusses her recently published work, A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland. The Detroit River corridor was an important aspect of the underground railroad movement, as fugitive slaves fled […]

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An Evening with Author W. Bruce Cameron

Meet the author of The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man on Tuesday, August 23.

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What are you eating next week?

Restaurant Week is fast approaching! From August 10 through the 21st, dozens of local restaurants will be offering three course meals for $28! Some locations will even have two meals for $28. It’s a great way to sample Grand Rapids’ excellent cuisine and try something new. If you find yourself downtown for a meal, stop […]

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Hoopla for Kids

Stream kid-friendly movies, music, audiobooks and more!

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Cottage Kits: Vacation reads for everyone in the family

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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Hoopla for Kids

Hoopla is a wonderful streaming service that GRPL provides its patrons. My son loves to use it to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks. In the past, I needed to be with him when he used the service because adult titles that I felt weren’t appropriate for him were mixed in with all of their […]

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Today and Tomorrow!: Elena & Sonia: Songs from Latin America and East Asia

Elena & Sonia are an exciting new duo that take audiences on a musical journey around the world, guided by folk and children’s songs from East Asia, Latin America, and beyond. They perform songs in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Tibetan, and Taiwanese, exploring the stories and traditions behind these songs and discovering the common […]

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

10 Books, 29 Events

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