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New ideas for your Book Club

There are several new additions to the Main Library’s Books By the Stack collection. These ‘Book Club’ copies check out for six weeks instead of three, making them ideal for groups reading together as well as individuals looking for a leisurely summer read! Fiction Printable List of All Titles

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is officially Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, as designated by Congress in 1978. GRPL has a pretty extensive collection of fiction and nonfiction by Asian American authors on a variety of topics. I just started The Vegetarian, by Han Kang, a debut novel about a woman who gives up eating meat after she begins to […]

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An Evening with Jack Lessenberry

Join us Wednesday, May 25 to hear author and political analyst Jack Lessenberry discuss his new Michigan Notable book.

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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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