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When books went to war…

Everyone knows about victory gardens, but did you know about Victory Books?  The American Library Association, publishers, and the U.S. military got together to issue special lightweight, pocket size paperbacks to our armed forces in World War II.  Service men and women could take their minds off the horror and loneliness of war, by visiting […]

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Calling All Wild Things!

Through May 22, 2016 show your library card for free admission to the GRAM.

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A “Charm”ing Evening with Wade Rouse

Join us Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 pm as award-winning author Wade Rouse reads from his debut novel, The Charm Bracelet.

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An evening with Adam Schuitema: Thursday, April 14

Join us Thursday, April 14 to hear award-winning Grand Rapids author Adam Schuitema read from his latest book.

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Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers

Join us on Wednesday, April 6 for a musical interlude in the library.

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Know the Mother: Stories from the Interior Lives of Woman

Join us on Thursday, March 24 for a reading with Desiree Cooper as she shares from her new book.

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“Our histories cling to us. We are shaped by where we come from.”

March is Women’s History Month, and what better way to celebrate than to check out some books about powerful women! Come see the Rebels, Rogues, and Role Models display at the Main library on the first floor. Browse our large collection of items – fiction and nonfiction – written by and about strong, innovative ladies from […]

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Stream movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks

Hoopla is now available at Grand Rapids Public Library.

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#ReadSoHard Book Club

Join us for great discussion on Thursday, March 17 at Avenue for the Arts.

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Stop in now for your Winter Reading prize

Hard to believe that we’re already half-way through February, leaving only two more weeks to finish your Winter Reading Challenge! If you’ve already accomplished your own goal or snowflake challenge, don’t forget to stop in at any GRPL location to receive either a water bottle or umbrella as your prize by February 29th. Just what […]

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