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Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda! How to Sort Fact from Fiction

Fake News Poster

The Library and Learning Commons is hosting a guest speaker on the topic of Fake News.  Angie Oehrli, Learning Librarian from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor will visit and discuss “Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda!: How to sort fact from fiction.”

What questions should we ask ourselves as we watch or read the news? Join us for this discussion as we use critical thinking skills and practical strategies to evaluate the news.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 1-2:30pm | Library & Learning Commons 2nd Floor West | Snacks will be provided!

This event is sponsored by GRCC Campus Common Reading, Instructional Support, and the Library and Learning Commons. Questions? Contact Antoinette (Toni) Harrington, 616-234-3555.  Check out our Fake News Subject Guide.



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New York Times Sign-Up Event

New York TImes Logo

On Tuesday, January 30, librarian Pete Lewandoski will provide hands-on help for students, faculty, and staff who wish to sign up for their FREE New York Times online subscription.

  • Applied Technology Center 2nd Floor Lobby – near Art & Bev’s
  • 11:30-1:30 Group Passes are provided by GRCC’s Library & Learning Commons and the Social Sciences Department on a trial that will end in August.

For details, see GRCC’s New York Times Subject Guide.

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State of the Union Address

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, President Donald Trump will fulfill his constitutional duty to “give to the Congress Information on the State of the Union.”   Take a look at the American Presidency Project (APP) for all the State of the Union Addresses through history.  The APP is a non-partisan nonprofit organization hosted at the University of California, Santa Barbara. and is a leading source of presidential documents on the internet.

President Trump

Official portrait of President Donald J. Trump, Friday, October 6, 2017. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)

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Once in a Blue Moon

Mark your calendar for January 31 to see the first total lunar eclipse in a couple of years.  The moon appears as a supermoon beginning on January 30.  It will be the first “blue moon” of 2018. It will be best viewed on the West Coast, but Michigan viewers should be able to see at least some of it. For more, read this Sky & Telescope article; login with GRCC credentials.

“Blue Moon”? Astronomy Encyclopedia defines it as “Occasional blue colour of the Moon, due to effects in the Earth’s atmosphere. It can be caused by dust particles, from volcanoes or forest fires, high in the upper atmosphere, which scatter light, making it appear blue. The expression sometimes refers to the occurrence of a second full moon in a calendar month, something which occurs about seven times every 19 years, and it is used in everyday speech to denote a rare event.”Total lunar eclipse

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2018: New Year. New You!

Book Shelf New Year New YouLibrarian Lori DeBie has curated a book display called 2018: New Year. New You! It’s chock full of books on becoming a better person – physically, emotionally, and mentally.  Come to the Library & Learning Commons and take a look!  Titles in book displays may be signed out at the Circulation Desk.

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