Come celebrate Día de los Muertos with the Grand Rapids Public Library.
Day of the Dead is a traditional world holiday, especially celebrated in Mexico, that goes back 2,500 – 3,000 years. Many religious traditions have or have had special times of the year, (like All Souls Day) when the space between worlds narrows, and special activities and rituals help us to connect with those we miss. […]
Honor a loved one’s memory with an altar.
Featuring nine great West Michigan authors and keynote speaker Wade Rouse
To help encourage parents and caregivers learn the importance and value of play, Grand Rapids Public Library’s Yankee Clipper Branch is holding Let’s Play! workshops this fall. Beginning in September, families with children 0-5 can attend this four week series. Each week an early childhood professional will be on hand to answer any questions parents […]
On Friday, August 22nd you are invited to ‘Slam at the Main’. This event is a poetry competition that aims to allow youth poets of all levels a forum to broadcast their work and to get acquainted with the exciting world of slam poetry. The slam is in partnership with the Grand Rapids Main Library […]
Farewell to the first half of the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge! Yaaaaaaay!!!! We’ve had lots of fun reading and enjoying the Mad Scientist Workshops, Cirque Amongus and the Science of Dinosaurs with Paleo Joe. If you have not joined the Summer Reading Challenge, there is still time so stop by any Grand Rapids Public Library […]
July 17, 2014 – 7:00 pm – Main Library Join us for an evening with inspirational speaker Jennifer Pharr Davis who in 2011 hiked, stumbled, and sometimes crawled the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail in 46 days (an average of 47 miles per day), becoming the fastest person to hike the trail and the first woman […]
Ever think back to your childhood and remember what you wanted to do when you grew up? This debut novel by Lori Nelson Spielman touches on this very idea. This book selection for this summer’s GR Reads, tells the story of Brett Bohlinger who embarks on a year-long journey of self-discovery after the death of […]