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Before MLK Book Display

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 20), librarian Sophia Brewer has curated a book display entitled “Before MLK there was….” Featured are images of famous African Americans with selected books on their lives and works.  Come on over, grab a cup of free coffee, and take a look at the display found near the Library & Learning Commons New Books Shelving.  Titles may be checked out!

Before MLK Book Display

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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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Camp the Great Outdoors

Camping Display 2018 JuneCamping – you either love it or avoid it.  If you’re enamoured, visit this month’s book display – “Celebrate Great Outdoors Month and National Camping Month” curated by adjunct librarian Mary Johnson.

GRCC’s Library has a great collection about camping and the outdoors, supporting both Biology and  Wellness courses, in addition to those with a personal interest.

Find out how a minister’s accidental best-seller launched the country’s first outdoor craze.



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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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