Come to the library on Thursday, June 2 to learn about previously unnoticed Grand Rapids women from the 1910s
Join us Wednesday, May 25 to hear author and political analyst Jack Lessenberry discuss his new Michigan Notable book.
Join us Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 pm as award-winning author Wade Rouse reads from his debut novel, The Charm Bracelet.
Join us Thursday, April 14 to hear award-winning Grand Rapids author Adam Schuitema read from his latest book.
Guest blog from intern Brian Hall For the past three months, I’ve been working on a project with the Local History department here at the library. I learned last summer that our library has a large archive of photographs. Lots and lots of photographs. Just in the collection I worked with there are somewhere in […]
We are sleuthing for local history on Saturday, January 23.
We are pretty thrilled to introduce our newest digital photograph collection: the Robinson Studio – Grand Rapids Herald series. As of today, you can explore nearly 800 photographs from the Robinson Studio between the 1930s and 1960s. The photos were taken for the Grand Rapids Herald, a local newspaper some of you may remember. They […]
Join us on Tuesday, November 17, where Anne-Marie Oomen will discuss her book.
During the American Civil War the city of Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas made a considerable contribution to the war effort in the form several regiments of volunteer infantry and cavalry as well as smaller units of artillery and engineers. A less know contribution made by the city was serving as the training point […]
For all the architecture and design fans out there, John Gallagher will be coming to the library on October 8 to discuss his new book, Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity. Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986) is best known for designing the World Trade Center and the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis. The Japanese American […]