Ask-a-Librarian during the Thanksgiving Holiday

Many of you will be working on GRCC assignments during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Your GRCC Librarians will be answering Ask-a-Librarian questions exclusively from Tuesday Nov. 24 through Sunday Nov. 29. The answers might come back a little slower than usual (hey – we’re on holiday break, too!) but you’ll get answers!

Send your questions to Ask-a-Librarian!

And until then, we are answering questions through all virtual modalities during Virtual Reference Hours!

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Virtual Reference Assistance For You

GRCC Virtual Reference Hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Have an APA citing question? Need a list of professional journals in your field? Can’t find a college-level article that explains the PRO-CONS of a topic? Need an eBook on <name your topic>? Wondering if an internet website is legit? Need to narrow a research topic to articles published in peer-reviewed journals?

We will help answer all of those questions – and yours, too. Contact a GRCC librarian via:

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GRCC Library Here For You (despite Building Hours change)

GRCC is transitioning more in-person classes to virtual formats to slow the spread of Covid-19. Beginning November 18, 2020, the GRCC Library building will be open by appointment-only for checkouts and returns of laptops, hotspots, and other technology.  Schedule appointments with Cynthia Browne (616-389-4881 or cynthiabrowne @ We continue to offer Virtual Services. Use:

As services evolve, see Virtual Services for details.

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Friday the 13th – World Kindness Day???

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Friday the 13th sure seems like a strange date to honor the concept of World Kindness – but here we are – it’s 2020, there’s a pandemic AND we’ve suffered through a contentious election year. We can all use more kindness! For some ideas on how, read CNN’s post with 25 great (and easy) ways to practice kindness.

Or, try this 2016 eBook by Dr. Philip C. Watkins –  Positive Psychology 101 that gives the background to why being positive and kind is not only good for others, but it’s good for you, too. GRCC has unlimited access to that book when you logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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Classical Guitarists Concert

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The GRCC International Guitar Series presents the Classical Guitarists of Grand Rapids Virtual Concert.

For over twenty years, the GRCC International Guitar Series has been presenting excellent guitarists from throughout the world. This week’s performers include: Andrew Bergeron; Jonathan Marshall; David Martin; Brian Morris; Michael Pierce; Kyle Thompson; and, Jeremy Verwys.

Check out the International Guitar Series Facebook. If you’re wondering about classical guitar playing, see this unlimited user eBook Classical Guitar Lessons for Beginners : Teach Yourself How to Play Guitar. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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