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Covering the Crisis: The Impact of Media in Times of Disaster

Come down to the Main Library this evening at 7pm for a lively panel discussion that’s part of our GR Reads Summer program!  WGVU’s Shelley Irwin, Mlive’s Tanda Gmiter, WZZM’s Taz Painter, crisis management expert Dr. Curt Bechler and moderator Dave Jaconette from WJRW will discuss how media coverage of a disaster can change public […]

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

10 Books, 33 Events

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Summer Reading Kick-Off Event

Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Celebrate Community Heroes!

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Immigration Information

A free program on recent changes to immigration laws.

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Music in the Stacks: Saltbreaker

A Musical Interlude at the Library

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Treasures of Your Library

View unique items housed in the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department of the library.

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Solar Power 101

Get green and learn about the different types of solar power

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Music in the Stacks: Ghost Heart

A Musical Interlude at the Library

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Ask-a-Lawyer: Employee Rights and Wrongful Termination

The Grand Rapids Public Library Main Branch, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Bar Association, hosts this free series that aims to provide information about common legal issues. At each session, expert attorneys will give a 10 to 30-minute overview of their area of law, followed by a question-and-answer period. This month’s topic: Wed, March […]

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A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps

This week Thursday, March 12 at 7 PM, Barbara Rylko-Bauer will join us for a talk about her book: A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps. Rylko-Bauer’s mother, Jadzia, was a political prisoner during World War II. She worked as a prisoner-doctor in labor and concentration camps. The book follows Jadzia’s story, her training as […]

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