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My Town Greenville: District surveying community about alternative school year

My Town Greenville: District surveying community about alternative school year

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Greenville Public Schools is turning to the community to help decide if it should move away from the traditional academic calendar.

The district sent home a letter with students this week, notifying their parents and guardians about the online survey. The district’s is encouraging parents and all community members to take the survey to determine the best schedule for students.  The survey is available online here.  All feedback is due March 15. The results will be reviewed by the district’s Alternative Calendar Committee.

My Town Greenville: Free family movie showing March 6

My Town Greenville:  Free family movie showing March 6

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Flat River Community Library will fire up its big screen Thursday, March 6 for Family Movie Time.

Community members are encouraged to come out and watch “The Smurfs 2”, which was recently released on DVD.  The family-friendly film will begin airing at 4 p.m. at the library, located at 200 West Judd Street in Greenville.

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. 

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.

Belding police offer place to safely dispose of drugs

Belding police offer place to safely dispose of drugs

BELDING, Mich.— Statistics indicate more Michigan residents are dying from prescription drug abuse than from using heroin and cocaine combined.

 Now is your chance to keep your unwanted prescription drugs out of the hands of abusers.

The Ionia County Sheriff Department and Belding Police Department want to remind residents about two prescription drug boxes that are now available for use. Residents can drop off prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, no questions asked.  The drop box in Belding is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 120 South Pleasant Street.  No needles will be accepted.

For more information, call (616) 527-5341.

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.