Community Updates: Friday, January 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-20-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library Announces Lineup of Upcoming Events Celebrating Black History Month The Grand Rapids Public Library has announced that it will be hosting a lineup of events throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month...

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These librarians served meals (and books) to kids all summer long with Meet Up & Eat Up

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-11-2019 under NONPROFITS

Library-goers usually expect books, quiet librarians and more books during their visit – not lunch being served to children facing hunger. The librarians at the Kent District Library in Comstock Park may appreciate a quiet place to read, but...

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Students to learn how to design and sell their own apps

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 05-23-2019 under NONPROFITS

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes and the Grand Rapids Public Library are teaming up for Be a Boss Camp this summer! For 8 weeks, students will get to craft their entrepreneurial skills; everything from research &...

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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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Grand Rapids Public Library covers a lot of ground in book clubs, both geographically and topically

by (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 10-14-2016 under NEWS

As the leaves continue to fall and the nights become a little longer, patrons can check out two different book clubs at the Grand Rapids Public Library—one in which readers travel around the Great Lakes through selected books and one that...

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Public Library to host #RacisminGR discussion

by (averym92)

Submitted 11-10-2015 under NEWS

The fourth part of the community discussions about race in the Grand Rapids community will be taking place at the Grand Rapids Public Library Main Campus downtown. The discussion will be starting at 6:30 on November 16 and is free and open to...

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Human library event aims to increase understanding, reduce prejudice

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-13-2015 under NEWS

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 17, the books at the Main Library of the Grand Rapids Public Library (111 Library Street NE) will be coming to life. The Human Library is an event in which people from different walks of life are invited...

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Jonestown survivor to share her story at library

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-12-2015 under NEWS

Almost 37 years ago, more than 914 people died in Jonestown at the People’s Temple, but Laura Johnston Kohl was one of 87 people to survive the mass murders and suicides. This Tuesday, October 13, she will be at the Main Library of the Grand...

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Grand Rapids Public Library hosts exhibit featuring history of local cartoonists

by (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

The Cartoonists of Grand Rapids exhibit uncovers a rich history of local cartoonists biographies and artwork, and will be available at the free event that runs from July 1 until August 15 at the Grand Rapids Public Library Downtown Branch (111...

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Little free libraries trend popping up in Grand Rapids

by (shardaisy)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Little Free Libraries, the practice of placing collections of books placed in a decorated storage space that are free for strangers, started in 2009 when Todd Bol, in Wisconsin, built a little red school house model for his mother. Bol was also...

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