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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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).
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.
In December, our Learning Center Open House included a reading-oriented community service project – collecting paperback books for readers at the Kent County Jail. We are pleased to announce that 326 books were donated! Director Brian Beecher, Serials Coordinator Nikki Nyenhuis, and Outreach Librarian Nan Schichtel delivered three skids of paperback books to the Jail on Tuesday December 19. By the end of the day, Jail GED instructor Bob Schichtel and trustees had processed the donations and they were available to eager readers. Thanks to all who donated paperbacks. They are being put to good use by many, many readers!