Category Archives: Event

Quiet Woman – this week Thursday

Join us when English professor, Katrina “Katie” Kalisz, will read from her recently-published volume of poetry, Quiet Woman.

  • Thursday, February 21
  • LRC LIB 2 West Side
  • 6:30 – 7:45 P.M.

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. The first 100 attendees will receive a free signed broadside, And, because it’s in the Library, there will be beverages and snacks!

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You’re Invited to Quiet Woman

Join us when English professor, Katrina “Katie” Kalisz, will read from her recently-published volume of poetry, Quiet Woman.

  • 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. The first 100 attendees will receive a free signed broadside, And, because it’s in the Library, there will be beverages and snacks!

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Mindfulness Meditation Mondays are Back!

Regular practice of mindfulness meditation can reduce stress, improve attention and concentration, increase feelings of connectedness, and may strengthen the immune system and improve stress-related physical and mental health conditions. Join us for any of our weekly mindfulness meditation sessions to learn how to meditate or build on previous meditation experience. GRCC counselor, Emily Nisley, will facilitate sessions using a variety of common mindfulness meditation exercises. Our practice will be secular; no particular religious or spiritual beliefs are required. Chairs and floor seating are available; you’re welcome to bring a mat, cushion, and/or blanket for more comfortable floor seating if desired.

Here is the Winter 2019 schedule of mediations:

  • 1/21 – Loving-kindness meditation in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 1/28 – Mindfulness of breath
  • 2/4 – Eating meditation
  • 2/11 – Body-scan meditation
  • 2/18 – Mindfulness of breath & body
  • 2/25 – RAIN meditation
  • 3/4 – No session (Mid-semester break)
  • 3/11 – Mindfulness of breath, body, & emotions
  • 3/18 – Mountain meditation
  • 3/25 – Mindfulness of breath, body, emotions, & thoughts
  • 4/1 – Walking meditation
  • 4/8 – Mindfulness of breath, body, emotions, & thoughts
  • 4/15 – Lake meditation
  • 4/22 – Earth Day Gratitude meditation

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History Detectives: Sleuthing for Local History!

History Detective graphicThis 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 rsvp@grpl.org to purchase a lunch.  Take a look at the 2019 History Detective brochure, too!

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Katie Kalisz Published! Quiet Woman

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!

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