Tag Archives: Book Display

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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Let it Snow Book Display

Let it Snow Book DisplayLet it Snow is the theme of the current book display on the Library & Learning Commons 1st Floor. Curated by librarian Kevin Lyons, titles in this display include the art and science behind snowflakes, as well as titles on winter sports.  Take a look at the display when you visit the LLC for Exam Cram or Tuesday’s Learning Center Open House. Titles in the case *can* be checked out!

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NaNoWriMo: Is there a Book in You?

National Novel Writing MonthNovember is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). It’s an internet-based creative writing project shared by thousands of would-be writers (Wrimos) since 1999.

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.  Published authors provide tips and encouragement via social media. There is an active group of  West Michigan wrimos who are blogging online – take a look and consider joining them.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.  Have you ever wondered if there is a book in you? Start writing this month and find out!

Check out our LLC book display with titles that will interest the wrimo in you.

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1967 Race Riots Display

1967 Race Riots Book DisplayLibrarian Mike Klawitter recently curated a book display about the 1967 Race Riots in Detroit and Grand Rapids.

The 50th anniversary of these events causes Michiganders to ask ourselves what has or hasn’t changed, and why?

For a scholarly look at the Detroit riots, see  Joe T. Darden’s 2013 book, Detroit: Race Riots, Racial Conflicts, and Efforts to Bridge the Racial Divide. (multiple user e-book)

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Play Ball!

Play Ball Book DisplayIn honor of Opening Day 2017, librarian Lori DeBie curated a book display titled, Play Ball!  Come in, take a look, check something out!

To get ready for a great baseball season, take a peek at some of the sports magazines GRCC’s Library licenses, and, have some fun with Brainy Quotes about baseball.  Batter Up!

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