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Jim Cooper Jazz Trio

Join Jim Cooper, Robin Connell, and Tim Froncek for an enjoyable afternoon of cool jazz by the fireplace.  Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3:00 pm.

Impacts from Climate Change

The Fourth National Climate Assessment was released November 23, 2018. Dr. Alan Steinman, Allen and Helen Hunting Director and Professor at Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute, discusses the information contained in the report and the impact of climate change on Michigan and the Great Lakes. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7:00 pm.

Meet Sports Author Jim McFarlin

Award winning writer and blogger Jim McFarlin shares a riveting tale sure to interest sports fans! The Booster is the never-before-told backstory of Ed Martin, the notorious college basketball "booster" whose gifts of cash, clothes and other merchandise to players like Jalen Rose and Chris Webber ultimately led to the downfall of the University of [...]

Hiring and Managing Employees

As your business grows, you need help to achieve your strategies and goals. Should you hire new employees or temp workers or subcontractors? Once added to your team, how do you manage and retain them? Which laws apply?  Topics include: • Can you afford to hire an employee? • Which type of employee will fill your [...]

Music of the Civil Rights Movement

Folk Anthems, Soul, Motown, Gospel, and Rock and Roll music gave wings to the Civil Right Movement of the 1950’s—70’s.  Presenter Jon VanderPloeg, music aficionado and historian, shares samples of music that tells the story of race and the struggle for Civil Rights.  Listen to Billie Holiday’s pain-filled song “Strange Fruit” and  the “Robbie Doby [...]

Community Conversations

Are you looking for opportunities to connect with others by engaging in face-to-face conversations? Are there topics important to you that you’d like to talk about with others in the community?  We’ll be hosting monthly community conversations for just that purpose.  You can attend the next session on Wednesday, January 16, at 7pm. Each community [...]

Rock Plantings

Is your garden in need of a little something extra? Or maybe you want to get creative with your gardening? On Tuesday, June 26 at 7pm, Anita Buckowing demonstrates how you can create unique rock plantings with just a few tools, a feather rock and an assortment of plants. The combination will result in a one-of-a-kind feature [...]

Motorsports Photos and the Stories Behind Them

Calling all sports car fans: join Charlie Steen, co-founder of Sports Car Club of America, to see his collection of prints by famous motorsports photographer Pete Lyons and hear the stories behind the photos. Get the inside track about famous sports cars and the men who raced them. Charlie Steen will be at the library on Thursday, [...]

More Energy Efficient

We are very happy to announce that we reduced our energy consumption by 9.56% throughout last year, which placed us 2nd in the 2018 Battle of the Buildings in our category! We have made numerous changes to our building within the last 4 years that have made a big difference to our energy usage! You [...]