GR Public Library to host History Detectives day of presentations

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-14-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, January 18 the Grand Rapids Public Library will host its sixth annual History Detectives event. The itinerary for the day is listed: 9:30 “Women and WWII: New Roles and Old Stereotypes” with Dr. Richard Harms 10:30 “...

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Join the conversation on urban food innovation

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-27-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

This Thursday at 7 p.m., the Grand Rapids Public Library's GR Reads program welcomes local food advocate, urban farmer, herbalist and author Lisa Rose Starner to share stories of local people creating community change in our food culture. "...

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Catalyst Radio: Taste of Soul a cultural experience at downtown library

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-15-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Taste of Soul is a celebration of culture, featuring food, music, children’s crafts and lectures, all taking place this Sunday, Feb. 17, as part...

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Hope Anita Smith visits GAAH Press Club

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 06-21-2012 under NONPROFITS

The GAAH Press Club spent a morning talking to award winning poet, Hope Anita Smith and wrote about their experience meeting her. The GAAH Press Club thanks the Grand Rapids Public Library for this wonderful opportunity! The GAAH Press Club also...

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Celebrating African American History month at GRPL's "Taste of Soul Sunday."

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 02-23-2012 under NONPROFITS

After attending "Taste of Soul Sunday" at the Grand Rapids Public Library, it became clear that the GAAH Press Club's favorite part of the event was tasting the new and interesting food samples that were offered there. As a result, the...

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Amash answers questions in Town Hall at library

by (Julie Davidson-...)

Submitted 01-17-2012 under NEWS

Roughly one hundred people gathered at the Grand Rapids Public Library for the Tuesday evening town hall meeting with US Representative, Justin Amash (R-Cascade Township). During the hour long question-and-answer-style meeting, Amash discussed his...

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Beloved Madison Square librarian moves on to next opportunity

by (Ashly DontCha Kno)

Submitted 08-31-2011 under NEWS

Both Ashly and Denise had the chance to interview Madison Square branch manager Molly Rios on separate occasions before her last day on Aug. 13. Ashly is the lead on this article with Denise's interview supplementing her piece.     The...

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Bill Hill, literary adventurer and downtown fixture, retires from the public library

by (jmare)

Submitted 06-20-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Regular patrons of the downtown public library probably recognize William "Bill" Hill by sight if not by name. Sharp-featured, sandy-haired (though sporting a bit more grey these days), he’s like a character actor you’ve seen a...

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"Chill out!" The GAAH Press Club meets Johnathan Rand

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 05-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

Johnathan Rand is very funny.  He has very frightening glasses, very chilling books, and he has a person who helps him called Mrs. Chillers.  The books he writes are American Chillers and Michigan Chillers.   On the 29th day of...

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GR Public Library gets spiny with teen poetry this spring break

by (K_to_the_ukla)

Submitted 04-06-2011 under NEWS

April is poetry month, and this week, the Grand Rapids Public Library is opening the doors and shelves for the first Teen Book Spine Poetry Contest. Teens are invited to visit their local library branch and wax poetic by stacking poetic. All...

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