Public Library

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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Story Matters: Black Hills resident Kapriona Smith compares Grand Rapids to Detroit

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Downtown library celebrates Día de los Muertos

by (rpontius)

Submitted 10-29-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Starting October 31 through November 3, the downtown branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) will honor the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. The celebration features 20 locally made altars, called ofrendas, that honor the lives of...

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GR Historical Women walking tour gets higher turnout than expected

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 03-08-2010 under NEWS

On a beautiful Saturday morning—perfect weather for walking—more than 130 people crammed into two rooms at the Grand Rapids Public Library (111 Library NE) to learn about an overshadowed perspective of history in Grand Rapids: The woman's...

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