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Book discussion to be held at Loutit District Library October 14

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan - Join Loutit District Library’s Adult Services Librarian Mary Kay Moran for this month's seasonally appropriate book discussion on Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by author Katherine Howe on October 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Program Room B.

This selection is a spellbinding, vividly detailed, witty, and astutely plotted story deeply rooted in the author's connection to accused seventeenth-century witches Elizabeth Howe and Elizabeth Proctor and propelled by an illuminating view of witchcraft. In all a keen and magical historical mystery laced with romance and sly digs at society’s persistent underestimation of women.

For more information call 616-842-5560, ext. 216 or visit www.loutitlibrary.org.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Aspects of Astrology

How can the date, time, and place of your birth help guide you when making life decisions? The public is invited to learn more about the ancient art of astrology: is it hokum of a little understood resource?  Join astrologer Mary Trumpfheller for a closer looke at the art and science of astrology on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Spring Lake District Library. 

For more information, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

Loutit District Library to host program on Poor Farm

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan – A forerunner of Social Security, the Ottawa County Poor Farm in Polkton Township, has supported those unable to live independently for 144 years. A vulnerable population, many died at the farm.

Loutit District Library present Grand Haven native Margie Viveen on October 14 as she explores the triumphs and tribulations of their lives and their fate in death. Her presentation comes on the heels of the July 2009 dedication of the rediscovered and renewed Poor Farm Cemetery, an initiative she chaired.

This free program will be held in the library’s Program Room A at 7:00 p.m. For more information call 616-842-5560, ext. 225 or visit www.loutitlibrary.org.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan.

VanderFest 2010

Spring Lake, MI - Vander Mill Cider Mill & Winery will be hosting their first annual VanderFest on Saturday, October 9th. The festival will feature fall craft beer and cider as well as local restaurateurs showcasing new products with a fall theme.

All proceeds for the event will go to the Grand Haven Chapter of Ambucs. Ambucus is a non-profit organization who's focus is "Creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities."

Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/128115

For questions call 616-842-4337 or visit http://www.vandermill.com/


NOYSA to host fundraiser car wash

Spring Lake, MI - The North Ottawa Youth Softball Association will be hosting a fundraiser car wash on Saturday, October 2nd to benefit girls softball in the Spring Lake/Grand Haven area. The car wash will take place from 2:30pm to 4:30pm in the Chase Bank and ATM parking lot at 101 W Savidge Street in Spring Lake. Visit http://makesomenoysa.com for more information.

Grand Haven Earns Community Excellence Award


DEARBORN, Mich. (Sept. 27, 2010) – The city of Grand Haven has won the 2010 Community Excellence Award in the Race for the Cup, by a statewide vote of Michigan Municipal League members.

The annual statewide competition recognizes outstanding community services, projects and programs. It’s the highest award bestowed on a community by the Michigan Municipal League.

Seven finalists – one from each of the League’s seven regions – were chosen as inspiring examples of what Michigan communities can accomplish through dynamic leadership, creative vision and collaborative effort. Grand Haven was selected by popular vote in the Race for the Cup competition during the League’s 112th Annual Convention, Sept. 21-24 in Dearborn.

Grand Haven won for its creative graphic design approach to communicating its annual city goals to both staff and the public at large.

Vegan Uncooking

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan – Socks Beachum from the Health Hutt wiil demonstrate and prepare the latest vegan recipes and techniques at the Loutit District Library on October 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Program Room A.

Samples will be available for attendees. This program, titled "Vegan Uncooking," is free but registration is required by visiting www.loutitlibrary.org. For more information call 616-842-5560, ext. 222.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The library serves 35,510 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public Schools' area. For more information visit the LDL Website at www.loutitlibrary.org.