This is your official “heads up” about the most well-attended FREE local history event of the year! History Detectives is scheduled for:
- Saturday, January 19, 2019,
- 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
- GR Public Library – Main, 111 Library St NE
This day-long event is made up of 6 programs on local history. Come for one or all of the programs – but ARRIVE EARLY to get a seat! Presented by area historians and members of historical and cultural organizations – including our own GRCC Librarian, Sophia Ward Brewer – 2019 topics include:
- Lawrence C. Earle is Grand Rapids’ First Artist (Don Bryant)
- Undercurrent: African American Women in Turn-of-the-Twentieth Century Grand Rapids (Sophia Ward Brewer)
- What Did they Know and When Did they Know it?: Grand Rapids and the Holocaust (Rob Franciosi)
- Hot Spots in a Cool City: Evening Entertainment in Grand Rapids, 1940-1970 (M. Christine Bryon)
- Fresh Air, thrift, Exercise, and Innocent Delight: School Gardening Programs in Progressive Era Grand Rapids (Jason Otto)
- WWII: When Patriotism Was the Norm (Sandra Warren)
All events are free and open to the public. Space is limited and seating is offered first come, first served. There will be an overflow room available with simulcast video presentation. A boxed lunch is available for purchase. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a lunch. Take a look at the 2019 History Detective brochure, too!
Medical Milers – take note! A component of ProQuest Central database, Health Management is for those interested in health administration. This high-demand healthcare management content is useful to students and faculty in GRCC’s allied health, business, general health, and Continuing Education programs. Find reliable and relevant information on topics including:
- Business management
- Personnel management
- Health economics
- Public health administration
Health Management can be searched on its own, as part of ProQuest Central, and via our new OneSearch method.
If you’re off-campus or using wireless, you may be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.
Mark your calendars for this special event! English professor, Katrina “Katie” Kalisz, will read from her recently-published volume of poetry, Quiet Woman and you are invited!
- Thursday, February 21
- LRC LIB 2 West Side
- 6:30 – 7:45 P.M.
Kalisz teaches composition, women’s literature, and creative writing. She earned degrees from the University of Michigan, Loyola University of Chicago, and Queens University of Charlotte.
The English Department and Library & Learning Commons are sponsors of this poetry reading and book signing. You’ll enjoy a curated display of her poetic career, have an opportunity to purchase Quiet Woman signed by Katie. And, because it’s in the Library after all, there will be beverages and snacks!
The Library is now opening at 6:30 a.m. on weekdays to accommodate our early bird students. Here are the library’s new hours:
- Mondays through Thursdays — 6:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
- Fridays — 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturdays — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Check out our spiffy new A-Z Databases List! This updated tool provides accurate links to all the databases that GRCC licenses or receives through the MeL Michigan eLibrary program. As URLs change (all too often – sigh!), the updated link can be changed in the new Databases List, and will be updated across all of the Subject Guides at the same time.
Remember that if you’re off-campus or using wireless, you may be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.