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ACT Prep Workshop

Teens, don’t forget to sign up for ACT Prep Workshop to be held at the Main Library in the Ryerson Auditorium on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wendy Marty, professional Academic Coach, will show you techniques and tips to raise your ACT score. Each attendee will take home a free […]

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The Hidden Gems for Veterans

Join experts from the law firm of Plachta, Murphy & Associates, P.C. for a free, no obligation, educational presentation on “The Hidden Gems for Veterans” Thursday, November 6, from 5:30-7:00 pm at the downtown location of the Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St. NE.  This presentation is designed specifically for veterans, spouses, caregivers, and […]

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Santa’s Workshop

Come to the library after the parade on Saturday, November 22 for holiday treats and crafts!

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Attention Artists: Poster Contest!

Create a poster to celebrate the ten year anniversary of Taste of Soul Sunday! We’re looking for a commemorative poster design that focuses on African American heritage, culture, food, art, and people! Submissions will be narrowed down by the programming committee, and the public will vote for the winner. The winner will receive a prize […]

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2015 Taste of Soul Sunday Poster Contest

February may seem far away, and that’s because it is. But! The library is starting it’s engines for the 10th Annual Taste of Soul Sunday on February 15. This year we are hosting a poster contest to commemorate the ten year anniversary for this event. The contest is open to the public and the winner […]

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Day of the Dead

Come celebrate Día de los Muertos with the Grand Rapids Public Library.

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Day of the Dead at the 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. […]

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Day of the Dead Altar Applications Available

Honor a loved one’s memory with an altar.

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Celebrate Our Local Authors

Featuring nine great West Michigan authors and keynote speaker Wade Rouse

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Let’s Play!

Play, learn, and grow together

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