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Fake News in the Headlines

In this interactive discussion, panelists will examine how false news stories spread and why people believe them.

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Volunteer for one of our biggest events, Taste of Soul Sunday!

Every year, the Grand Rapids Public Library organizes and hosts an event called “Taste of Soul Sunday.” It is a day to explore and celebrate African American culture and history, full of great entertainment, food, and education. It takes a lot of work, so we’re offering this exciting volunteer opportunity! As a volunteer, you will monitor rooms and lines, […]

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#ReadSoHard Book Club

Join us and make a new year’s resolution to #ReadSoHard.

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The Winter Wonderland Puppet Concert

Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe will be at Yankee Clipper Branch this Saturday!

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An Evening with Kevin Keefe: Twelve-Twenty Five

Learn about the life and times of a World War II-era steam engine.

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Music in the Stacks: Jes Kramer

Join us for a musical interlude in the library.

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Evening Explorers: Make a Traditional Dream Catcher

We have a special night in the Evening Explorers series for kids in grades 2-5, this Thursday at the Main Library, 6:30 pm in the storytelling room, level 2.  A mother and daughter from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will be teaching how to make your own dream catcher. Learn a little […]

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Let’s Play!

Join us for a four-week workshop that teaches the benefits of interactive play.

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An Evening with Jack Dempsey: Michigan at Antietem

Join author and avid Civil War historian Jack Dempsey on Thursday, November 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Branch as he discusses his book, Michigan at Antietam. Jack focuses on exploring how Michigan soldiers and citizens shaped the single bloodiest conflict of the Civil War: the Battle of Antietam. In his talk, Jack will […]

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An Evening with Gail Snow: Rakish Reeds Lake

In the 21st century, the mention of Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids conjures images of wealth and refinement—its shores lined with beautiful homes and a yacht club. The lake’s history, however, is both colorful and surprising. Join local history enthusiast and author Gail Marie Snow as she shares stories from her new book Rakish […]

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