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Open Door GRCC history book for sale

Open Door GRCC history book for sale

GRCC’s 100th anniversary book, Open Door: Grand Rapids Junior/Community College 1914-2014, is now available for purchase at GRCC’s Library & Learning Commons Circulation Desk.

Open Door book cover

Open Door by Walter Lockwood

One hundred years of GRCC’s distinct history is presented in 10 full-color chapters, each highlighting significant events and people who contributed to the college’s inception, growth and…

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One Book, One College Subject Guide Available

One Book, One College Subject Guide Available

“Josh Sundquist, author of Just Don’t Fall: How I Grew Up, Conquered Illness, and Made it Down the Mountain, will be in town October 14-16 for a variety of education subjects and to speak on the topic, Learning Through Persistence, using his book as a foundation.” The Library has a One Book, One College Subject Guide devoted to Sundquist and the topics he writes about in his book.  Take a look!

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Reserve Your Career Resources Appointment

Reserve Your Career Resources Appointment

Do you need to find accurate information on different careers? Do you wonder which careers best fit your interests and preferences? Does your advisor recommend that you research a career more thoroughly?

Reference librarians regularly assist students with questions about careers, either in person, or by providing content-specific [Careers & Education] tabs on each departmental Subject Guide.


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TONIGHT: An Evening with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

By Marcia Lee, Serials Specialist

“We can choose to alleviate suffering. We can choose to work together for peace. We can make these changes — and we must.”

Jimmy Carter, Nobel Lecture

For the first event of GRCC’s Diversity Lecture Series for the 2014-2015 school year, this evening in the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse, located on the downtown campus, the school will host former president, Jimmy…

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Did You Know…

Did You Know…

Did you know that one paperback book at the Kent County Jail gets about 12 reader uses before falling apart?  The GRCC Library and the GRCC Criminal Justice Department are teaming up to collect new (or used) inventory for their library.  Help us out and donate today!  Bring your paperbacks to the 1st Floor of the Learning Resource Center – 140 Ransom Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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September 18th is the First International Read an E-Book Day!

September 18th is the First International Read an E-Book Day!

Have you been yearning for a great new book to read?  Take Thursday, September 18th as an opportunity to treat yourself to one!  OverDrive, one of the largest e-book distributors, has declared it to be the first-ever International Read an E-Book Day.  Did you know that the GRCC Library licenses over 120,000 e-bookscurrently?  Many can be downloaded to hand-held devises, and all are available for…

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Michigan Notable Books Homecoming for Celebrated Authors - at GR Public Library


Interested in meeting some notable Michigan authors? A regional Michigan Notable Books event is scheduled at the Grand Rapids Public (Main) Library on Saturday evening (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm),  September 20, 2014.  Registration is required, but admission is free!  This special evening celebrates nine Michigan Notable authors (Chris Byron and Tom Wilson, Linda Hundt, D.E. Johnson, William Olsen,…

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