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On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

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Grand Rapids is a city of runners.  Almost every weekend, there is a race in or around Grand Rapids.  From the huge Fifth Third River Bank Run a few weeks ago to smaller events, if you are a runner or thinking about taking the sport up, take a look at the Library’s running or jogging resources, including online access to Runner’s World. (login with last name and 7-digit Raider number)  Become part of the campus Exercise is Medicine initiative – Running is Medicine!

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Those are Tenure Smiles!

Sophia Brewer and Steven Putt are tenuredThose big smiles – those are tenure smiles!  Sophia Ward Brewer, Serials & Collection Development Librarian, and Steven Putt, Systems and Web Librarian, earned tenure.  Congratulations to you both!  Now, breathe!

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David Cope Poetry Reading Planned April 12

David Cope Poetry Reading Poster

Mark your calendar for 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 12. Post-Beat poet and Grand Rapids Poet Laureate Emeritus, David Cope, will read from his newest book, The Invisible Keys, New and Selected Poems, as well as from poems that span his bardic career.

The poetry reading will take place on the 2nd floor of Grand Rapids Community College’s  Library & Learning Commons. (140 Ransom Ave. NE, GR, 49503 – building #10 on the campus map).

A long-time GRCC English professor, Cope sparked the poetic imaginations of many of his students. Cope also served as editor of Grand Rapids Community College Display Magazine for many years. Copies of Cope’s book published by Ghost Pony Press will be available for sale at $16.

Open to the public. | Refreshments | Public parking available in the Bostwick Parking Ramp. (# 8 on the campus map).

See our Poetry Subject Guide!David Cope Poetry Reading poster

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Winter Issue of CONNECT Faculty Newsletter Published

CONNECT Faculty Newsletter cover Feb 2018The Winter 2018 issue of the Library & Learning Commons CONNECT Faculty Newsletter is available.  Older issues are located on the Faculty Resources Subject Guide.   While directed toward faculty, students and staff may find this information useful as well. Enjoy!

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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.

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

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