Friday, 17 November, 2017


Teen Photo Contest @ your Library

By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director


It’s back! Teen Photo Contest 2017! The library has held a Teen Photo Contest for over 5 years. Many teens have participated to win fabulous prizes supplied by the Friends of the Library. Here are the particulars about the contest. Students age 12-18 are welcome to participate. Two ways to enter: hard copy or photos uploaded to library Facebook page. Entries due by Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 pm with winners announced on Monday, October 23. Prizes awarded to the photographers of the top-3 submissions in each category, Reading by Design or General. Prizes supplied by Friends of the Grand Rapids Area Library. 1st place-$20.00, 2nd place-$15.00, 3rd place-$10.00. Stop at the reference desk in the library for more information.


The library has an extensive collection of photography materials. Check out some of these titles!

“How to Photograph Water” by Heather Angel, “John Shaw’s Closeups in Nature: the Photographer’s Guide to Techniques in the Field”, “Landscape Photography Workshop” by Ross Hoddinott and Mark Bauer, “How to Photograph Cats, Dogs, and Other Animals” by Walter Chandoha, “Perfect Digital Photos in a Snap: The Beginner’s Guide to Taking and Making Great Digital Photographs” by Ian Probert and Peter Cope.



Upcoming Programs @the Library


Monday, October 2, 9:30 am and 10:30 am: Monday Book Time. At 9:30 and 10:30 please join us for Book Time! Join ECFE teachers in the story circle for stories, finger plays and songs.  Then move to the community room for a craft, a snack, and time to play and visit.


Thursday, October 5, 6:00 pm: Farm to Fork. Book Award Finalist Beth Dooley tells of being a New Jersey foodie who in moving to Minnesota wondered if people ate swampy broccoli and iceberg lettuce every day!  In her new memoir, “In Winter’s Kitchen,” she writes of her happy discovery of a local food movement strong enough to survive tough winters. Even with a short growing season, food grown locally and organically can be healthy, community-based, environmentally conscious, and delicious. Beth invites you into conversation about our local food scene.


Saturday, October 7, 10:15 am and 11:15 am, Saturday Story Time:   At 10:15 and 11:15, it’s time for Saturday Story Time! Join ECFE teachers in the story circle for stories, rhymes and songs.  Then move to the community room for a snack and a craft.  Open to all ages. No registration required.  Story Time attendees earn one Baby Steps coupon per family per Saturday.


Saturday, October 7, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm: Teen Anime Club. Teens gather to watch anime and eat snacks.