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Art Reading Room

Art Reading Room

Art has been popping up everywhere in downtown Grand Rapids with the start of ArtPrize 9. If your feet hurt from walking all over downtown, take a break and browse through our beautiful art books. We’ve set up a special Art Reading Room at the Main Library for...
Novels for Art Prize

Novels for Art Prize

It’s Art Prize time again! After walking miles around town from September 20th to October 8th, put your feet up and read up on novels that take their inspiration either from actual paintings, real artists or the art world itself. In Sunlight Or in Shadow ed....
Fiction for Hispanic Heritage Month

Fiction for Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), a selection of recent novels by contemporary authors from throughout Latin America and the United States: Wicked Weeds (2016) by Pedro Cabiya Make Your...
Vietnam War Novels

Vietnam War Novels

In anticipation of The Vietnam War: A film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, premiering September 17th on PBS, here are a dozen critically acclaimed novels concerning many aspects of that era. The Sorrow of War Bảo Ninh A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain Robert Olen...
Seven Authors Not Coming to the Library

Seven Authors Not Coming to the Library

One program regularly offered at the library are author visits. Whether it’s a local writer promoting a new novel or an author knowledgeable about a topic relevant to our community, we’re always looking for artists to share their stories with us. However,...