Trees Book Display

Librarian Paul Ruschmann has curated a colorful and eclectic book display on Trees. The display includes titles on botany, global warming, gardening, deforestation, tree-watching (like bird-watching), literature, and children’s books on the theme.  The display is a fun, interdisciplinary lens on an everyday object. Come on into the Library and take a look!

Trees book displayTrees
by Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

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First Nations Display Supports NASO Field Trip

GRCC’s Native American Student Organization (NASO) is hosting a free educational field trip to the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways in Mount Pleasant on Saturday, Nov. 16 – and you’re invited! This grant-funded all-day event has the goal of  educating GRCC students, faculty and staff on the Anishinabe history and culture that flourishes in the greater Grand Rapids area.

Come to the Library and take a look while finding out how you can get involved in NASO.  You do not have to be Native American to be a member!  To support the efforts of this student group, librarian Mary Johnson recently curated a book display of First Nations titles found on the Library’s 1st Floor.  Additionally, Sophia Brewer curates a NASO Subject Guide with links to research resources.

NASO book display

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Election Day Tomorrow – Plan to Vote!

Still need info on your ballot, candidate stances, or where and how you can vote?

The League of Women Voters’ election website,, is a one-stop shop for everything you need to develop your election plan. This is a non-partisan site that will show what your ballot contains – and more.Every Vote Counts graphic

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Community College Journal

Community College Journal coverFaculty & Staff – did you know we have free access to the digital Community College Journal, published by the American Association of Community Colleges? Reading this periodical is a great way to keep up-to-date. The most recent issue focuses on “Looking Back, Moving Forward,” and there’s an journal archive at that site, too.

For more periodical titles that support your professional reading goals, see the Faculty & Staff Subject Guide.




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Mark Your Calendar for the Learning Center Open House

Please plan to attend the 4th Annual Learning Center Open House – Tuesday, November 19 – from 11:30 – 1:30!  More to come!

Learning Center Open House 2019 poster

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