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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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Winter Preparedness

Winter preparedness brief details tips and rules to survive and thrive in Grand Rapids Although the fall colors are just beginning to peak here in West Michigan, the City of Grand Rapids is already gearing up for winter with a new six-page Winter Preparedness guide, prepared by the City’s 311 Customer Service Center. The Winter […]

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Stop by the ArtPrize Reading Room!

Do you love art and pretty books? We have just the place for you.

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ArtPrize Through Your Child’s Eyes

We want photos from kids that show us their perspective on ArtPrize.

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Teen [Tech]Knowledgey Camp: Registration Begins!

Are you a current 6th, 7th or 8th grade student looking for something fun to do this summer? Check Out our Teen [Tech]Knowledgey Camp! This is a free 4-day camp where you will get your hands on a Kindle HD6 and increase your [tech]knowledge by creating a robot. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Parent/guardian permission to […]

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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 Tuesday, March 11 at 7 pm. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Contestants can choose whether they have an improvised stand up performance or […]

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Information about Ballot Proposal 14-1

On the August 5, 2014 primary ballot, you will see “Ballot Proposal 14-1, a referendum on public act 80 of 2014 which allocates use tax revenue for various local purposes.” The Michigan Legislature voted to phase out or eliminate the personal property tax (PPT) on certain business equipment and to replace the lost PPT revenue […]

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GRR2DET Social Entrepreneurship Showcase

Thinking about learning is a hard thing to do. The idea of a classroom, a teacher, and for that matter, a library, are constructions. That is not to say that these ideas are bad or good, but that there are no hard, fast laws for learning. One of these constructions is the separation of learning […]

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Teen Books by the Stack: NOW AVAILABLE!

Have a teen who doesn’t know what to read next? Maybe you’ve exhausted our selection of Adult Books by the Stack and want a change?  Interested in some titles for your mother-daughter book club? Maybe you are an educator looking for some great back to school class titles. Look no further, as GRPL presents: Teen Books […]

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Healthy Kent Community Survey

We all want to be heard. Now you have that chance. Healthy Kent would like to know what health problems affect you and your community, what you think is great about your neighborhood and what you think needs to be improved. Healthy Kent conducted forums this year to find out what is important. They created […]

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