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Martin Luther King Jr. Display & Service Learning

Last week’s national holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day honored the late Civil Rights leader. It also is evolving into one of those days when US citizens do community service to honor MLK’s memory.

Community service is one trait that GRCC hopes to instill in our students. Sometimes that is indicative in the kind of academic program one is pursuing (teaching, healthcare, criminal justice, etc.) – and other times it is a value-added element in classes, called Service Learning. Check out the Service Learning Subject Guide to learn more about it.

Feel free to borrow any of the titles on Reverend King and his life’s work to ensure Civil Rights for all from the book display curated by Sophia Brewer.

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World Religions Book Display

World Religions Book Display
World Religions Book Display

Since religion is a part of many people’s lives, and world events often circle around religious topics, beliefs, and leaders, it’s important for all of us to know the basics of (at least) the world’s major religions.

Grand Rapids has numerous church-related schools and libraries with vast religion collections – and GRCC does not have a religion program. That said, we DO have a small basic collection from high quality publishers on world religions. For very in-depth religious research, our users can supplement our collection with borrowed titles from neighboring libraries – free through RaiderLoan.

Visit the Library & Learning Commons and check out the World Religions book display on the 1st floor. Librarian Sophia Brewer curated this display which features titles on specific religions as well as surveys of most religions. If you see a title you want to check out, bring it to the Circulation Desk!

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Snow – Fiction & Nonfiction

As you return materials and technology back to the Library, take time to check out the 1st Floor book display – Snow Titles: Fiction & Nonfiction.

Adjunct librarian Paul Ruschmann curated an interesting mix of titles that are either about snow or have the word snow somewhere in the title. Fun!

Snow Book Display
Snow Titles Fiction & Nonfiction Book Display

Stop by the Library and pick up some good reading before you head home for the holidays! See you soon.

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National Hispanic American Heritage Month

National Hispanic American Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, and the month honors generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

Cynthia Browne, Library Evening Circulation Specialist, curated this book display found on the Library’s 1st floor. Displayed books cover famous Hispanic Americans, living and dead. Also showcased are art images of three Hispanic Americans luminaries drawn by our GRCC colleague Mark Fortuna. See more of Mark’s artwork on Facebook:

National Hispanic American Heritage Month display
All books inside the display may be checked out!

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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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