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My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library announces New Year’s hours

My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library announces New Year’s hours

GRAND HAVEN, Mich -- Loutit District Library will close Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Thursday, Jan. 1 in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

It will re-open on Friday, Jan. 2 at 9:00 a.m.

Although the library is closed, its website, www.loutitlibrary.org, is available 24 hours-a- day throughout the holiday. Patrons can check on the availability of books and other resources at any of the 55 libraries in the Lakeland Library Cooperative online. They can renew materials, place holds and review the status of their library accounts. In addition, the website provides online databases, downloadable audio-books and e-books, a calendar of upcoming library events and links to other resources to help patrons find the information they need.

The library’s normal winter hours are:

My Town: Annual winter reading program returns to Loutit District Library

My Town: Annual winter reading program returns to Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Loutit District Library will host the 23nd annual Cabin Fever Reliever, a winter reading program for adults, beginning Jan. 1 and running through March 31, 2015.

Participants who read or listen to ten books during this time will receive a thermometer keychain provided by the Friends of Loutit District Library.

Books and audiobooks must be checked out at Loutit District Library; eBooks and eAudiobooks must be downloaded from OverDrive. Adult readers can register and pick up a reading log at the checkout desk during normal business hours.

“Many library patrons look forward to the beginning of this annual book club as a way of getting through those doldrums that can result from cold and gloomy winter weather,” said Library Director John Martin.

My Town Grand Haven: Local Blues group performs at Loutit District Library Dec. 14

My Town Grand Haven: Local Blues group performs at Loutit District Library Dec. 14

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - Loutit District Library's Sunday concert series continues Dec. 14 with West Michigan Blues trio, "Sweet Blue."

Sweet Blue features the unique melodies and harmonies of Steve Weideman, John “Catfish Johnny” Stoneburner and Rick Belkofer. Combining three different backgrounds and skill sets, Sweet Blue covers a wide variety of styles in their original roots music.

This is the fourth in a series of nine free monthly concerts held on the second Sunday of the month from September through May 2015.  The concerts are held on LDL’s upper level lobby from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 200.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Hold Fair Trade Gift Sale Dec. 6-7

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Hold Fair Trade Gift Sale Dec. 6-7

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- One-of-a-kind crafts and food items from artisans and farmers from 30 developing countries will be available Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7, during the St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Fair Trade Gift Sale.

The general public is invited to attend and support artisans and farmers move toward sustainability.

“We are offering this event to promote moral spending, which is a conscious act to support both the artisan and product.  Through the Fair Trade co-operatives in developing countries, chocolate and coffee farmers as well as other artisans receive a fair price for the items they produce and sell here in the United States,” said Sally Moser, co-chairwoman of the St. Patrick―St. Anthony Social Justice Commission.

My Town Grand Haven: Christmas Arts & Craft Show returns this weekend

My Town Grand Haven: Christmas Arts & Craft Show returns this weekend

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- With the holidays just around the corner, the community is invited to check out more than 50 booths with one-of-a-kind craft items that could make great gifts.

The Christmas Arts & Craft show will run this Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.  to 3 p.m. at the Grand Haven Community Center, located at 421 Columbus Ave. 

For more upcoming events, call (616) 842-5518 or visit www.visitgrandhaven.com.

LDL Centennial Programs conclude Dec. 4 with closer look at Woodrow Wilson

LDL Centennial Programs conclude Dec. 4 with closer look at Woodrow Wilson

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- Woodrow Wilson is widely known as an idealistic progressive,  but he was much more complicated than the textbooks make him out to be -- in his prejudices, his racy relationships, his political maneuvering, and his view of war and peace.

On Thursday, Dec. 4, Loutit District Library presents Gleaves Whitney, director of Grand Valley State University's Hauenstein Center, who will discuss the real Woodrow Wilson.

My Town: Where to find Santa and holiday cheer this season

My Town:  Where to find Santa and holiday cheer this season

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(West Michigan Tourist Association)-- It’s getting to be that time of year when good ole’ St. Nick starts getting his list out, and checking it twice. Find out where in West Michigan you can catch Santa Claus this holiday season, along with some other special events that will let you get in the Christmas mood.

 

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Live Reindeer at Silver Beach Carousel

Silver Beach Carousel has some jolly fun planned for the entire family! Come meet two live reindeer on Friday, Nov. 28, noon to 5 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 18, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Come into Santa’s Christmas Corral in the Shadowland Ballroom where you can pet and have a professional keepsake photo taken with these friendly, gentle animals of North Pole fame.