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My Town Greenville: Lake Michigan shipwrecks showcased Feb. 25

My Town Greenville: Lake Michigan shipwrecks showcased Feb. 25

GREENVILLE, Mich.--  Explore the shipwrecks of West Michigan from the comfort of Flat River Community Library during “Lost and Found” Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Recent expeditions by Valerie Van Heest and the Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates team have uncovered many lost vessels in the waters of Lake Michigan.  Hear about some of them during this program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

“Lost and Found” will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  For more information, contact the library  at (616) 754-6359. 

Flat River Community Library is located at 200 W. Judd Street in Greenville. 

My Town Greenville: Festival poster contest underway

My Town Greenville: Festival poster contest underway

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Organizers of the 2014 Danish Festival are calling on all local artists to help give a face to this year’s theme.

Now through 5 p.m. on Friday, March 21, the Danish Festival Committee is accepting entries for the 2014 Danish Festival Poster Contest.    All entries must feature original artwork that is no smaller than 12 inches by 16 inches.  This year’s theme is “Little Red Shoes”.

The winner will be notified around April 4.  All contest entries will be on display at the Huntington Bank building April 7 through April 30.  The official festival poster will be introduced when “The Little Red Shoes” mural is unveiled, which is tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 25 at 11 a.m.

Library hosts Anti-Valentine's Day Party Feb. 14

Library hosts Anti-Valentine's Day Party Feb. 14

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Teenagers who want a break from lovey-dovey couples and all the sappy romance are invited to celebrate singledom at Flat River Community Library this Valentine’s Day.

The library will host an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party Friday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m.  Children and teenagers in grades 6-12 can decorate broken heart cookies, compete in an Anti-Valentine’s Day version of “Name That Tune” and take out their frustration on a heart-shaped pinata.

For more information, contact the library at (616) 754-6359.

Flat River Community Library introduces new digital newsstand

Flat River Community Library introduces new digital newsstand

GREENVILLE, Mich.—A new digital resource is now available to patrons of Flat River Community Library.

The library recently added Zinio, which is billed to be the world’s largest newsstand.  Zinio is available to patrons on the library’s website.  The Friends of the Flat River Community Library sponsored the resource, which features unlimited digital issues of more than 40 popular magazine titles. 

For more information about Zinio, including how to sign up to use it, visit the Flat River Community Library website here.

Flat River Community Library hints to new addition

Flat River Community Library hints to new addition

GREENVILLE, Mich.-  Something new is coming to Flat River Community Library.

All this week the library has been teasing patrons with clues about the new addition.  So far, the library isn’t saying what exactly it is.

Here are the hints, posted since Jan. 24:

  • It takes up absolutely no physical space, yet has thousands of pages.
  • Sports fans will love it!
  • It’s something you can use in the bathroom.
  • [It] includes all the latest fashion trends.
  • It’s green.  Just not the color.
  • It started in San Francisco.
  • [It will allow you to] journey through history, science and world culture.
  • You can use it to check up on current events.
  • It’s not a book.

Flat River Community Library plans to keep posting hints through the end of the week before making the big announcement on its Facebook page.

Holocaust survivor shares story at Flat River Community Library

Holocaust survivor shares story at Flat River Community Library

GREENVILLE, Mich.—In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Holocaust survivor Martin Lowenberg will share his remarkable story of survival at Flat River Community Library on Thursday, Jan. 23.

As a child in Nazi Germany, Lowenberg was deported to five different concentration camps before being liberated into Sweden in 1945. Twenty-eight members of his family died, including his parents and twin brothers.

Now a Holocaust educator, Lowenberg travels extensively to share his story in the hopes that future genocides may be prevented.  Lowenberg’s presentation begins at 6 p.m.

Baldwin Heights Elementary still cleaning up from November storm

Baldwin Heights Elementary still cleaning up from November storm

GREENVILLE, Mich.—A strong storm that swept through the Greenville area on November 17 is still impacting Baldwin Heights Elementary School.

Administrators are moving the school’s Winter Music Concerts from the high school auditorium to the middle school cafeteria as crews continue to clean up storm damage to the auditorium roof.  Music teacher Jenny Allen says the stage area will not be ready in time for the performances on December 9.  Each grade will hold a separate 45 minute performance to ensure there is enough seating for parents and guests. Kindergarten students will kick off the concert at 6 p.m., followed by the first grade performance at 6:45 p.m. and a second a grade performance at 7:30 p.m.

 Allen is also looking for a parent to digitally record the concert for class review.  If you’d like to help, e-mail allenje@greeville.k12.mi.us.