No summer in Michigan is complete unless you’ve taken part in the fun found at the Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven, Coast Guard City USA. While honoring the men and women of the United States Coast Guard, the CG Festival offers events for people of all ages. It’s always held during the last week of July and first week of August. Concerts, picnics at Oval Beach, enjoy the lively rhythms of Semper Paratus (Always Ready) during the parades, on-board ship tours, dinners, a carnival and fireworks make for quintessential summer memories. Head out to the Lake!
For more on the Coast Guard, take a look at these LLC resources.
July is National Culinary Arts Month – so, “hats off” to our favorite cooks, chefs, bakers, waitstaff, barristas, bartenders! Whoever sets the dates for the “national months” surely was thinking culinary thoughts, since July is also the National Month for: Baked Beans; Cherries; Grilling; Horseradish; Hotdogs; Ice Cream; Blueberries; and, National Picnic Month!
GRCC is well-known for its excellent Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. The Library supports that program with a terrific culinary arts collection and a Culinary Arts Subject Guide. If your meals are getting kind of hum-drum, take a look at some of the newest library resources that can perk up your menu.
Festival is scheduled for June 2-3-4 in downtown Grand Rapids. “Festival of the Arts is a FREE three-day community event that features several stages of performances, a juried Regional Arts Exhibition, and dozens of food booths run by non-profit organizations.” There are activities for kids and adults, and there are many opportunities to experience Festival as a volunteer, too.
If you enjoy art as well as learning more about those who create it, take a look at our Visual Arts, Theater, and Music Subject Guides. Where will you be on the first weekend of June?
Reminder: Exam Cram starts today and runs through Sunday, April 23rd. Take advantage of our quiet study and group work spaces to prepare for exams and complete those final projects. And, while you’re here enjoy free refreshments and a variety of stress relief activities!
Extended hours will once again be offered on Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd and 23rd, with the library being open from 10am until 10pm both days. Expanded tutoring services will also be available during these extended hours on the weekend.
New this semester, you will also be able to have library fines waived from your account during the week of Exam Cram. To take advantage of this limited time offer, or to learn more about this option, stop by our Circulation Desk located just inside the entrance, on the 1st floor of the library.
Also, check out our “Relaxation Stations” that are located throughout the Library. These tables include coloring pages, Kids Food Basket lunch sack decorating supplies, magnet making supplies, mindfulness materials, and simple yoga instructions. Turn in your works of art to be displayed at the Library or take them home to give as a gift!