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Next book announced for Loutit District Library’s monthly reading group

Next book announced for Loutit District Library’s monthly reading group

GRAND HAVEN -- Loutit District Library’s Adult Services Librarian, Mary Kay Moran, has selected The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by author Rebecca Skloot as March’s book to be discussed at her monthly reading group.

The book is particularly appropriate this month because the author will be speaking at Grand Valley State University on Monday, March 28 in a program that is open to the public.

Before you go to listen to the author, meet at the library to discuss this important book that tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor African American migrant who died at the age of 30 from cancer in 1951. A sample of her cells, taken without her knowledge or consent, provided scientists with a building block for countless medical breakthroughs. For a decade, Skloot gathered the threads of the rich and haunting story that asks the questions, Who owns our bodies?

GHAPS welcomes the Heroes of the Underground Railroad

GHAPS welcomes the Heroes of the Underground Railroad

From: http://www.ghaps.org

Grand Haven Area Public Schools and the Grand Haven Area Arts Council are sponsoring an evening with the Bright Star Touring Theatre for an all-ages presentation of the "Heroes of the Underground Railroad".

The "Heroes of the Underground Railroad" presentation will take place on Monday, February 28, at the Grand Haven High School Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m.

Join Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Henry “Box” Brown and others in an empowering look at the figures behind America’s Underground Railroad. From the secret signs along the routes to the Abolition Movement, this play leaves few stones unturned.

Winter Wonderjam is this Saturday

Winter Wonderjam is this Saturday

Grand Haven Area Public Schools and Spread the Music Foundation presents "Winter Wonderjam" is this Saturday, February 19, from 2:00-8:00 p.m.

Violin Duo Performs at Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake, MI--Spring Lake District Library will be hosting a musical performance by violin duo Jennifer Kotchenruther and Jacie Robinson on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 3:00 p.m.  Both Kotchenruther and Robinson are violinists with the West Michigan Symphony.  Enjoying music by the fireplace at the library is a perfect way to spend a winter’s afternoon. The public is invited to attend this free presentation.

Kotchenruther began studying violin at the age of three, and earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Music Performance from Hope College and has completed numerous graduate courses at Michigan State University.  She taught orchestra both in New York and in the Kentwood Public Schools from 1996-2003 and is the former director of the ASTA Junior High String Camp.

Robinson began her violin studies at the age of four.

Loutit District Library to host French horn master Tucker Supplee in concert

Loutit District Library to host French horn master Tucker Supplee in concert

GRAND HAVEN -- West Michigan Symphony’s principal French horn player Tucker Supplee will perform on February 13 at 2:00 p.m. as Loutit District Library free Sunday Afternoon Concert Series continues.

Supplee will perform several pieces written for the French horn in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and will talk about some of the changes in the instrument that have enabled composers to take advantage of the melodic voice possessed by the modern horn

This performance is the sixth of nine in the library’s 2010-2011season held on the library’s Upper Level Lobby.

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 School District.

Winter Wonderjam coming to Grand Haven High School

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - Thermoplyea, Buster Blues Band, Formerly Hip and The Gimmes are the names of just a few artists scheduled to preform at Grand Haven High School on Saturday, February 19 for Winter Wonderjam 2011. Several others including local acts, solo artists and youth bands will be performing throughout the day from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm in both the Performing Arts Center and the auxiliary gymnasium.

Other festivities include an art contest, food court and door prizes including a moped, long board, guitars, bikes, chairs and more.  

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children 10 and under are free.

Visit http://www.ghaps.org for additional information.

 

GHAPS welcomes the Heroes of the Underground Railroad

Grand Haven Area Public Schools and the Grand Haven Area Arts Council are sponsoring an evening with the Bright Star Touring Theatre for an all-ages presentation of the "Heroes of the Underground Railroad" on Monday, February 28 at the Grand Haven High School Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m.

Join Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Henry "Box" Brown and others in an empowering look at the figures behind America's Underground Railroad. From the secret signs along the routes to the Abolition Movement, this play leaves few stones unturned.