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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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Teen [Tech]Knowledgey Camp: Registration Begins!

Are you a current 7th or 8th grade Grand Rapids Public School Student looking for something fun to do this summer? Check Out our Teen [Tech]Knowledgey Camp. This is a free two-session camp where you will get your hands on a Nook (free for your use during the summer), try out digital film technology and […]

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Mid Century Modern Grand Rapids – James Bronkema

To coincide with the Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America Exhibition & Symposium coming to Grand Rapids this Spring and Summer, the Local History Department will be featuring a series of displays on mid century modern architecture and design in the Grand Rapids area. The first of these highlights architect and builder, James Bronkema. Born […]

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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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March Madness Library Style is Back!

This program is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. Consider a gift today!

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