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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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Get your child involved at the Grand Rapids Public Library

by (allormel)

Submitted 03-26-2018 under NEWS

An icon of learning in the Grand Rapids area, the Grand Rapids Public Library holds more opportunities for families with youngsters than just checking out books. The storytime programs, which provide opportunities for children age 0 to 5, encourage...

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Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition celebrates 50th year

by (kt.herr)

Submitted 02-20-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Christine Krieger first took on the oversight of the Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition in 1997, but she’ll be the first to tell you that its legacy far exceeds her tenure there. This will be her fourteenth year helming the competition – she...

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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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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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Catalyst Radio: "Fake News in the Headlines"

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-13-2017 under NEWS

In this conversation with Len O'Kelly and Eric Harvey, Assistant Professors in Grand Valley State University's School of Communications, we explore the history of fake news, the evolving ethics of online media and social media companies, and...

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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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Grand Rapids Public Library renews Day of the Dead tradition

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-27-2015 under NEWS

Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican National Holiday also celebrated in other Latino countries, will be observed at the Main Campus of the Grand Rapids Public Library from October 30 to November 1. During that time, residents who want to share the memory...

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