Grand Rapids Public Library

Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 2

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-02-2021 under NEWS

Blandford Nature Center celebrating late founder with four-day exhibit Blandford Nature Center (BNC) is inviting the public to join in the celebration of the life and achievements of its founder Dr. Mary Jane Dockeray, who passed away in Grand...

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Community updates: Thursday, June 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-10-2021 under NEWS

Heritage Hill hosting Garden Tour, Pleasant Park Marketplace on June 19 Grand Rapids residents and visitors will soon have the chance to tour the private gardens of various historic homes and public spaces in the Heritage Hill neighborhood....

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Community updates: Friday, May 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-28-2021 under NEWS

Shared in this audio-version community update are recent developments related to the Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids' Parks and Recreation department, and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Community updates: Thursday, April 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-08-2021 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks hosting citywide park cleanups Grand Rapidians have an opportunity to clean up and beautify their city parks together this month, with a community-wide clean-up initiative happening a few days before Earth Day 2021....

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Community updates: Thursday, March 4

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-04-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids begins planning process for new Master Plan The City of Grand Rapids has begun the planning phase for its new Master Plan, it announced Wednesday. Work on the plan comes nearly twenty years after adoption of the city’s...

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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 19

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-19-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches survey tool to regularly collect quick resident feedback The City of Grand Rapids will begin collecting quick resident responses on local issues through a newly-implemented surveying tool, it announced Wednesday. In...

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Community updates: Thursday, Feb. 4

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-04-2021 under NEWS

Local museums, library celebrating Black History Month with online events Helping Grand Rapidians celebrate this year’s Black History Month, two local museums and the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) are hosting related events throughout the...

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Community updates: Friday, Jan. 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library celebrating 150th anniversary The Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) is kicking off a year-long celebration of its 150th birthday, it announced Thursday. Since 1871, the GRPL has provided the community with its services,...

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Ericka 'Kyd Kane' Thompson becomes Grand Rapids' new poet laureate

by (Brett)

Submitted 12-15-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids has a new poet laureate in Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson, who begins a three-year term on Jan. 1. As poet laureate, Kyd Kane will act as an ambassador of poetry for the city, creating programs that encourage the writing and...

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Community updates: Thursday, Nov. 19

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-19-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches small business grant program, announces temporary service adjustments The City of Grand Rapids has launched a new grant program for small businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic, it announced Tuesday. Eligible...

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