The Art of Chocolate

Chocolate Sculpture It’s not an ArtPrize sculpture, but it should be.  Visit the first floor of the Library & Learning Commons to see an amazing chocolate sculpture; the sculpture weighs in at about 45-pounds and is constructed of over $500 of  Valrhona Chocolate.  The sculpture was created by Chef Francois Behuet, from the New York patisserie Petrossian,   during the national try-outs for the U.S. Pastry Team held at GRCC last month.  The US Team will compete in the 2019 Coupe du Monde de la PatisserieChef Gilles Renusson, GRCC Pastry Chef Professor, and President of the U.S. Team, organized this competition in the kitchens of the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.

It’s a fantastic work of art and smells delicious!  For more on cooking with chocolate, browse through the Culinary Collection on the second floor.

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Update: Alexander Street Press Streaming Video Errors

Last week, several listeners reported buffering problems with Alexander Street Press videos.   Our vendor believes the problem has been fixed.  Some users have reported they can now view their title with no problem.

If you encounter a problem, please do the following: Press the “Esc” key 3 times rapidly and a diagnostic report will pop up, then click on “Refresh session – OK” and wait for a few seconds for the page to refresh and the video to reload. If the problem continues, please email a screen shot of the diagnostic report to library@grcc.edu so librarians can continue to investigate.

We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused students and faculty.

 

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Course Reserve – What’s That?

Course Reserves screen shot

College and university libraries provide a service not found in other types of libraries – Course Reserve.  Many resources can be legally accessed from within Blackboard, but not everything can be placed online.  When that occurs, your professor uses the LLC’s Course Reserve service.

Students may search [RaiderSearch Catalog]  to see what is on Course Reserve by [Course Number] or [Instructor’s Name]. Kevin Lyons, Course Reserve Supervisor, says most reserve items are for use in-the-library-only, so they are readily available to all students.  Lyons reports that “Students really appreciate having textbooks, especially, on Course Reserve.”

Several academic departments, including Criminal Justice, English, and Business, have been diligent on placing at least one copy of each textbook onto Course Reserve.

A limited Course Reserve selection is also available at the Lakeshore’s Midtown Campus.

 

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Live Band Swing Dancing @ Rosa Parks

GRCC co-sponsors GR101 – GR College Week.  One of the most fun GR101 events has been going on all Summer, and continues through October 17th – Live Band Swing Dancing at Rosa Parks Circle!

  • Dates:  Through October 17, 2017
  • Next Occurrence: Sep 12, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times:  7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Host:  Grand Rapids Original Swing Society
    Location:  Rosa Parks Circle or Ah-Nab-Awen Park
  • Phone:   616.617.4842
  • Category:  Dancing
  • Price Per Person:  Donation $5

The Grand Rapids Original Swing Society has more events, take a look at their website!   GRCC’s Library provides access to thousands of pieces of streaming music through Naxos Music LibraryListen to the original Broadway cast recording of SWING!

Swing Album cover

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1967 Race Riots Display

1967 Race Riots Book DisplayLibrarian Mike Klawitter recently curated a book display about the 1967 Race Riots in Detroit and Grand Rapids.

The 50th anniversary of these events causes Michiganders to ask ourselves what has or hasn’t changed, and why?

For a scholarly look at the Detroit riots, see  Joe T. Darden’s 2013 book, Detroit: Race Riots, Racial Conflicts, and Efforts to Bridge the Racial Divide. (multiple user e-book)

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