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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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Wage Theft in Grand Rapids

Join panelists on Thursday, April 21 to discuss efforts to combat wage theft in the area.

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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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Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers

Join us on Wednesday, April 6 for a musical interlude in the library.

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Spring Break Gets Robotic

Imagine building a robot and programming it to do what you want! Teens can stop by the Main Library on Monday, April 4 from 2-4 pm and create an awesome robot! The Teen [Tech]Knowledgey Spring Workshop explores the world of robotics using Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 base set and software. Bring a friend, grab a […]

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Know the Mother: Stories from the Interior Lives of Woman

Join us on Thursday, March 24 for a reading with Desiree Cooper as she shares from her new book.

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Laughfest Humorous Speech Contest

Can you tell a funny story? Do you make people laugh? Come join the Grand Rapids Public Library, Toastmasters International and LaughFest in a humor contest on Monday, March 14 at 7 pm. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Contestants can do either an improvised stand up performance or a prepared 5 […]

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Bringing laughter to the library

Free events for kids, teens, and adults!

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#ReadSoHard Book Club

Join us for great discussion on Thursday, March 17 at Avenue for the Arts.

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Get to know Gert, Grace, and the Berkey & Gay girls

Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about some local ladies.

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