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 […]
Libraries are still waiting for paper tax forms to arrive, and the IRS will not be mailing paper tax packages to individuals or businesses this year. Also, libraries will not be receiving instructions booklets. We expect to offer 1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ forms, as well as a few other federal forms. Almost all […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We have paper forms at all our locations and links to downloadable forms.
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 […]
The Library’s annual Taste of Soul program is coming up on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 1:00-4:30. As in years past we are in search of volunteers to help us with the program. Some of the duties could include helping with the children’s craft, the teen event, answering questions, and monitoring food lines. Beyond that […]