Grand Rapids Public Library

Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-15-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with virtual events The Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) is launching an online series of free educational and entertainment events this month celebrating Hispanic heritage and Grand...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 3

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-03-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer reopens Michigan gyms, allows organized sports to resume Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued executive orders Thursday reopening gyms and pools and allowing organized sports to resume across Michigan. Gyms and pools may begin to reopen for...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-08-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department explains Kent County’s resurgence in new COVID-19 cases With Kent County’s new COVID-19 cases now averaging around 50 per day, that’s about twice as many as two weeks ago, the Kent County Health...

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-24-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges vigilance as county’s decline in new COVID-19 cases begins to plateau The downward trend of new COVID-19 cases in Kent County is flattening, Kent County Health Department’s Director, Dr. Adam London,...

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Community updates: Monday, June 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-08-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids hosting digital town hall on policing on June 10 Grand Rapidians are invited to join City leaders for a Digital Town Hall on Policing on Wednesday, the City of Grand Rapids announced. The town hall will discuss earlier...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, April 3 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-03-2020 under NEWS

As of 3pm today, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kent County has risen to 136. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in the county remains at two. Statewide, there has been an increase of 1953 cases to a grand total of 12,744, with 479...

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Grand Rapids Public Library to celebrate Día de los Muertos

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 10-25-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

This Saturday, October 28 through Wednesday, November 1, the downtown branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) will celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, honors family and friends who have...

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Taste of Soul Sunday to celebrate African American history, culture

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 02-14-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

On the third Sunday of every February, a long line of people gathers outside of the downtown Main Branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library. At exactly 1 p.m., the doors open and people of all ages stream through the doors. The smells of delicious,...

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GRAAMA to sponsor Ali exhibit, local oral histories for Black History Month

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 02-02-2017 under NEWS

There’s a new option for West Michigan residents who want to immerse themselves in local history and culture this February. The recently opened Grand Rapids African-American Museum and Archives (GRAAMA) is hitting its stride in providing...

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Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition welcomes national judge, rewards local talent

by (kt.herr)

Submitted 01-31-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Over the last several years, Grand Rapids has been the scene of a burgeoning, multifaceted poetry movement. Visitors to open mic nights such as Eastown Hookah Lounge’s Smokin’ Spoken Word and Stella Lounge’s The Drunken Retort will...

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