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December 2014

Winter Reading Challenge

December 15, 2014 - February 28, 2015
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

The weather outside is frightful, which makes it the perfect time to settle in with a good book. Sign up for the Winter Reading Challenge, select the number of books you are going to challenge yourself to read or listen to before the end of February, and win prizes! Great for the whole family! So what’s your number? This program is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. Consider a gift today!

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January 2015

One Book, One City for Kids

January 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program that encourages all 5th graders in the city to read and discuss the same book. The program also strives to encourage a lifelong love of reading among students, to inspire readers to bring story ideas and themes to life through discussion, and to build collaborative ties between public libraries, school libraries, and area schools. This year the entire city will be reading One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

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Crazy Book Trailer Workshops

January 14, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Do you want hands-on experience filming or recording a video book trailer? Want some help finding free apps to edit your work? This workshop will show you how! iPad minis will be available for you to work with. For 5th-8th graders.

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Teen Poetry Club

January 17, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Led by the Youth Literacy Association, a student-run organization that teaches the art of slam poetry, teens will learn to write and perform their own poems.

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One Crazy Family Feud: 1968 Revisited

January 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Middle schoolers – bring your friends to compete in this zany game. Prove how smart you are by reading the One Book, One City for Kids 2015 pick One Crazy Summer and learn about 1968. Then compete to win prizes based on what you have learned.

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February 2015

One Crazy Family Feud: 1968 Revisited

February 3, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Middle schoolers – bring your friends to compete in this zany game. Prove how smart you are by reading the One Book, One City for Kids 2015 pick One Crazy Summer and learn about 1968. Then compete to win prizes based on what you have learned.

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Crazy Book Trailer Workshops

February 9, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Do you want hands-on experience filming or recording a video book trailer? Want some help finding free apps to edit your work? This workshop will show you how! iPad minis will be available for you to work with. For 5th-8th graders.

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Taste of Soul Sunday – 10th Anniversary

February 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us as we celebrate African American history and culture at the tenth annual Taste of Soul Sunday. Sample African American art, music, literature, history, and food. Free and open to the public. Call 616-988-5400 or visit www.grpl.org/tasteofsoul for more information.

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Teen Poetry Club: Slam at Main

February 28, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This poetry competition allows youth poets to share their work and discover the exciting world of slam poetry. Hosted by the Youth Literacy Association (YLA) of Grand Rapids, a student-run organization that introduces youth to the art of slam poetry. To register, call 616-466-6807 or email cityhighcreasey@gmail.com.

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