On February 15, GRPL’s Main branch hosted “Creating a City of Inclusion: Modern Immigration, Local Impact,” a panel discussion in partnership with Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. Panelists from organizations working within immigrant & refugee services shared historical insights and impacts of immigration on Grand Rapids, as well as information on how we can better support […]
Hear about crimes of passion, crimes of necessity, and tales of cold, calculated evil.
There are several new additions almost ready to be checked out from the Main Library’s Books By the Stack collection. These ‘Book Club’ copies check out for six weeks instead of three, making them ideal for groups reading together as well as individuals looking for a leisurely read! Fiction Printable List of All Titles
Open to Kent County, MI residents of all ages. Submissions accepted through February.
GRPL is currently accepting applications for the sixth Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids.
One recent addition to our rare books collection a book published by the American Brewing Academy (ABA) of Chicago in celebration of its tenth anniversary (1891-1901). The ABA held a 4-day reunion in honor of the occasion, as marked by the numbers at the top of the volume (9.30-10.3…1901…) The first thing I noticed about […]
The Grand Rapids Public Library is seeking the services of a security guard firm to provide coverage at its Main Library. Expectations include a uniformed presence to provide soft security. The following are required of the guards: A friendly, welcoming, authoritative security presence The ability to work with a wide variety of people, including […]
Bring a friend to the library to get a GRPL card and get up to $25 off your library fines!
Teens, are you interested in natural skincare products and properties of essential oils? Many essential oils have scientifically proven benefits in addition to smelling great! Learn about the science of aromatherapy and the roles essential oils can play in relaxing the mind and body. Enjoy this hands-on workshop and make a skin care product to […]