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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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Raising Strong Black Men: A Response to Between the World and Me

Talk openly about the struggle that Black boys face in our country and community.

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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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