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Learn to ride safe all year long at Safe Cycling For All Seasons event

Have you wanted to go for a bike ride in the middle of winter? Worried that your kids will be safe riding around the neighborhood? Maybe you’d like to know a little more about why Grand Rapids has so many bike lanes. On Monday, October 23, 2017, the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition is hosting […]

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GRPL’s Sports in the Park takes the court Thursday at MLK Park

Kids ages 5-13 are invited to learn the basics of basketball at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Thursday, June 30 during the Grand Rapids Public Library‘s Summer Reading event, Sports in the Park. Starting at 6pm, kids and parents are welcome to join the fun and find a new favorite sport in the city park located at […]


Library Nights with the Grand Rapids Griffins

Library Nights with the Grand Rapids Griffins Every Sunday and Wednesday home game during the Grand Rapids Griffins’ 2015-16 regular season, present your Grand Rapids Public Library card at the Van Andel Arena box office on the night of the game or at The Zone anytime during the store’s regular business hours to purchase either an […]


Dia de Los Muertos 5K & Kids Dash this Sunday

Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an interesting holiday celebrated throughout the world during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. It is a celebration of honoring our deceased loved ones. Beautiful altars (ofrendas) are made and decorated to honor and remember those who’ve passed away. They can be decorated with […]


Harbaugh Effect crosses gender lines at GRPL

When the University of Michigan athletic department was able to lure Jim Harbaugh to Ann Arbor to become the school’s head football coach, Wolverine fans across the globe rejoiced that their ‘Michigan Man’ had come home to lead the charge back to glory.  Karolee(grpl.org/women-love-football) with GRPL.org received numerous requests over the past couple of months for […]