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Folias Flute and Guitar Duo concludes LDL’s Fifth Sunday Afternoon Concert series May 17

Folias Flute and Guitar Duo concludes LDL’s Fifth Sunday Afternoon Concert series May 17

GRAND HAVEN, MI – The Grand Rapids-based Folias Flute and Guitar Duo was founded by the husband and wife duo Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron in 2002.

On May 17 at the Loutit District Library (LDL), the duo will their perform original flute and guitar music influenced by classical, tango, and jazz.

They have performed in concert halls, clubs, and for tango events across North America. The duo’s original compositions and arrangements have been recorded on the Blue Griffin Recording and White Pine Music labels and have been reviewed by Flute Talk and Fanfare.

For more information about Folias Flute and Guitar Duo, visit their website at foliasmusic.com.

The concert will be held on LDL’s upper level lobby area from 2-3 p.m. Library officials urged the public to come early due to limited seating. LDL opens at 1p.m. on Sundays.

Must Love Dogs owner to present her secret for starting a new business

Must Love Dogs owner to present her secret for starting a new business

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Tonya Christiansen, owner of Must Love Dogs, will share the path she took to create her dream career out of one of her passions in life with her program titled “Two Ps to Success -- Passion and Persistence” on Thursday, May 14 at the Loutit District Library (LDL).

Christiansen's success reveals that one does not need much to start a new business -- just passion and persistence. A time for questions and answers will follow her discussion. One of her furry business partners will also join her for this program.

Christiansen’s program is free to the public from 7-8:30 p.m. in the LDL’s Program Room A. For more information on LDL programs, visit www.loutitilibbrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 200.

Open House for Love INC’s new Client Services & Health and Dental Clinic

Open House for Love INC’s new Client Services & Health and Dental Clinic

News Release:

Love INC will be celebrating the opening of its new Client Services & Health and Dental Clinic at 326 N. Ferry in Grand Haven with an Open House on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 between 5:00pm and 8:00pm. There will be a ribbon cutting at 5:30pm.

The community is invited to join Love INC for tours and thanksgiving for the new building and to learn new ways to sponsor the ministry and celebrate God’s provision.

Visit www.loveinctricities.org for more information.

Free spring movies through April 26

Free spring movies through April 26

Goodrich Quality Theater at 17220 Hayes Street in Grand Haven welcomes the community every Saturday and Sunday morning, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., to see a select movie for free. All ages are invited to these movie opportunities through April 26:

4/11 & 4/12: How to Train Your Dragon 2

4/18 & 4/19: Penguins of Madagascar

4/25 & 4/26: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Call (616) 844-7469 or visit http://www.goodrichqualitytheaters.com/michigan/grandhaven9/ for more information.

LDL’s Sunday Concert Series presents GVSU Student String Quartet

LDL’s Sunday Concert Series presents GVSU Student String Quartet

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – The Laker Quartet from Grand Valley State University will present a classical concert of string instruments as the Loutit District Library’s Sunday Concert Series continues on April 12.

The student quartet features violinists Jaclyn Ruedisueli and Alison Sall; violist Elizabeth Boyce; and cellist Kevin Flynn who will perform works by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and German composer Felix Mendelssohn.

The concert will be held on LDL’s upper level lobby area from 2-3 p.m. Library officials urged the public to come early due to limited seating. LDL opens at 1p.m. on Sundays.

Funding for LDL’s 2014-15 Sunday Concert Series is generously provided by the Matilda and Harold Crane Donor Advised Fund of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.

For more information on this performance or any library program, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 200.

LDL Presents GVSU Professor/Author in Syrian and Lebanese Studies April 9

LDL Presents GVSU Professor/Author in Syrian and Lebanese Studies April 9

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.– Author and GVSU professor Jim Goode will present a brief history of the old Syrian community of Grand Rapids, one of the largest in the United States on Thursday, April 9 at the Loutit District Library.

He will discuss patterns of immigration, the economic and religious character of the community, and its slow process of acculturation. He will focus on one member of this community in particular, businessman Joseph Nejem, who made his home in Grand Haven from 1908 to 1970

Goode’s program is free to the public and runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the LDL’s Program Room A. For more information on LDL programs, visit www.loutitilibbrary.org or call (616) 842-5560, ext. 200.

My Town: Exchange Food for Fines during National Library Week at Loutit District Library

My Town: Exchange Food for Fines during National Library Week at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- As part of its observance of National Library Week, Loutit District Library is again offering patrons the opportunity to exchange Food for Fines.

From April 12 through April 18, patrons can bring in non-perishable food or personal hygiene products for donation to Love INC and receive a waiver of $1.00 per item (up to a maximum of $5.00) off their current late fees at the library.

The food items most needed by Love INC include "Helper" cereal, spaghetti sauce, chunky and condensed soups, canned tuna and chicken, canned peaches, pears and fruit cocktail, applesauce, canned tomatoes, jams and jellies, peanut butter, pancake mix, syrup, and canned pasta.  No expired items will be accepted.