In order to observe Memorial Day we will be closed Monday, May 29 2017. Please take some time on Memorial Day to remember those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It marks the start of the unofficial summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
Join us for the Summer Reading Program, “Build a Better World”, at The Grand Valley Public Library starting June 12th. Please register at the library or by calling (440) 437-6545. All participants must be registered by June 9th.
- Toddlers: 10:00 am – 10:20 am
- Preschool: 10:30 am – 11:15 am
- 5th grade and up: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
- Kindergarten to 2nd grade: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
- 3rd and 4th grades: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us May 16th for our last installment of the 3 part series “Seeing the World through the Eyes of a Globe-trotting Scientist.”
Board Member Dave Orndoff will be presenting a 3 part series on his travels in Singapore and Taiwan, England, Western Europe and Croatia, and Columbia, Venezuela, The Caribbean (Virgin Is. and Curacao), North America incl. Newfoundland.
Part 1 – Singapore and Taiwan — March 22 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at GVPL
Part 2 – England, Western Europe and Croatia — April 8th – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Part 3 – Columbia, Venezuela, The Caribbean (Virgin Is. and Curacao), North America incl. Newfoundland. May 16th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
About Dave Orndoff:
- Retired Dec, 2015 after 44 years as a research scientist and chemical engineer in the oil refining and petrochemical industries worldwide.
- Professional Focus: specialized in research & development of new catalysts required to produce environmentally clean fuels. Served as international technical director. Holds several patents in the research specialty.
- Resides on Hollowview Farm in Windsor Township with wife Vicki, 9 horses, 5 dogs, a rabbit and a pot-bellied pig.
- Member of Grand Valley Ruritans, The Native Plant Society and serves on the GVPL Board of Trustees. Volunteers with The Nature Conservancy. Interested in visual arts and the natural world.
It’s that time again!! On Saturday, May 6 from 10 am until noon our favorite therapy dogs will be here to listen to stories read by young readers. Why is it a good idea to read to dogs? They don’t care how fast or slow you read, or if you make a mistake, they just like to listen!
This event is free. Registration is recommended, but not required. for more info, stop in or give us a call at (440) 437-6545