Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Event Category

Venues

Day

Time

Upcoming Events › Teens

Events List Navigation

May 2015

2015 Summer Reading Challenge

May 26 - September 6
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

Reading is your super power. You can leap stacks of books in a single bound. You rescue friends from boredom by lending them a good book. Now you face your greatest challenge—reading as many books as you can before the end of the summer. Set your own reading goal and keep track of the books you read. How many books will your super powers help you read before school starts? 7? 49? 163? Read 15 minutes or more every day…

Find out more »
September 2015

Voices Behind the Books

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Come hear all about audiobooks! Three audio book narrators—Kate Rudd, Tanya Eby, and Amy McFadden—will read selections from their works and talk about the process of making an audiobook. Together, these three audiobook superstars have narrated over 800 books covering all genres imaginable. Kate Rudd narrated the Odyssey and Audie-award winning The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Tanya Eby is the voice of the Rizzoli and Isles series by Tess Gerritsen. Amy McFadden in known for her comedic…

Find out more »
October 2015

Human Library

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Have you ever wondered what it is like to live with voices in your head? Why there is such diversity of belief within Hinduism? Or how it feels to grow up as female but know deep inside that you are really male? Stop by and borrow a variety of “human books” – people representing multiple areas of diversity who have volunteered to tell their personal story. The Human Library gives you the unique opportunity to interact and engage in thought-provoking…

Find out more »

Día de los Muertos: Honoring Day of the Dead

October 30 - November 1
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Come celebrate Día de los Muertos with the Grand Rapids Public Library. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that honors family and friends who have passed on. Loved ones come together to build altars that celebrate the life and memory of the dead. This is a time of celebration and joy, filled with talk and memories of those who have died. Altars from members of the community honoring family and friends will be on display. Every altar is…

Find out more »
November 2015

Día de los Muertos: Family Day

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Families are invited to learn more about the Day of the Dead holiday, explore the altars, decorate sugar skulls, have your face painted and do a craft. The day will include bilingual story times, live music, food from El Granjero and Pan de Muerto provided by Panaderia Margo.

Find out more »
+ Export Listed Events