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Hoopla is now available at Grand Rapids Public Library.

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Expanded Veggie Van Offerings

The YMCA Veggie Van is expanding its range of products. If you need one more reason to start shopping, here it is: they are starting to carry milk. The Veggie Van is every Tuesday at the Main Library from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Don’t miss this convenient mobile farmer’s market. Here’s some information about the […]

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Tax Form Information

Tax forms have arrived, so feel free to pick up your 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ form as well as Michigan 1040 booklets and Home Heating Credit forms. The IRS did not send booklets to libraries this year. Almost all forms are accessible online, and available through GRPL’s tax page. Grand Rapids no longer makes paper […]

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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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OverDrive Read

Read eBooks in your browser and sync across devices.

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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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Cooking Matters

A free six week cooking and nutrition course. Classes begin May 5.

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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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Tax forms! Get your tax forms!

We have paper forms at all our locations and links to downloadable forms.

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Learn about the Underground Railroad at Taste of Soul Sunday

The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe places for slaves to escape to free states or Canada during slavery in America. The network was not ran by any single organization or person but was a huge network of sympathetic people and organizations that believed in freedom for everyone. They would often […]

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