Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Public Library'


Downtown library hosting 'white-glove' event

April 17, 2018
The Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation is producing a “white-glove” fundraiser downtown on Wednesday night. Read More

Grand Rapids Public Library wins grant to 'preserve web materials'

December 4, 2017
The Grand Rapids Public Library has received a grant to archive local historical content that’s online. Read More

Public panel scrutinizes gentrification

Community leaders and experts see 'almost historic' levels of displacement.

November 17, 2017
Discussion about gentrification in Grand Rapids is gaining steam. Read More

Chamber opposes Grand Rapids Public Library’s 20-year tax

October 13, 2017
Libraries play a vital role in our communities, but we need to fix structural issues before we embark on two decades of increased taxes. Read More

Grand Rapids Public Library launches Kanopy film-streaming service

December 27, 2016
A local library system is offering a new online film-streaming service to its cardholders. Read More

Bar produces Ask-a-Lawyer series

November 17, 2014
A group of local attorneys is answering the public’s questions on a slew of legal issues. Read More

Inside Track: Assarian enjoys the process of chipping away at his goals

Following what he’s good at leads Steve Assarian to the job of business librarian at GRPL.

July 4, 2014
Steve Assarian does two things every morning. Read More

'Grand Rapids Food' author stirs voices on local food scene

August 29, 2013
Local food advocate, urban farmer, herbalist and author Lisa Rose Starner will lead a community conversation about our food system, environment, economy and the relationships we have with each other on Thursday night at the Main Library in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Change Ups: Librarian to serve as MLA president

June 7, 2013
Asante Cain, reference and adult services coordinator at Grand Rapids Public Library, has been elected 2014-15 president of the Michigan Library Association. Read More

Change Ups: Librarian awarded academy fellowship

February 8, 2013
Tim Gleisner, Grand Rapids Public Library’s history and special collections supervisor, is one of 24 librarians across the nation who were awarded a fellowship by the Public Library Association to attend the PLA Leadership Academy, March 4-8 in Chicago. Read More