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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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Let’s Play! at Yankee Clipper

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 […]

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Poetry Slam for Teens by Teens

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 […]

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Summer Reading Challenge… Halfway

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 […]

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