“Seeing the World through the Eyes of a Globe-trotting Scientist”

Join us March 22 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for the first 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.

History Happenings

Did you know we have a copy of the Orwell News from 1896 in our local history collection? It was mailed to the library ten years ago from Cooperstown, NY by a man who was renovating his house. He found it in the floorboards of that home, and was kind enough to mail it back to us.


Currently, we are working to digitize some of the historical photos that were donated to us by the Ray Fry family. At some point, they will be available to the public through our website.




Game Day

It’s time for another game day!!

Melissa, our YA and teen services librarian, will be hosting a no-school edition of the popular event on Friday, Jan. 13th.

We’ll pull out all the laptops, and the kindles and even the snacks.

If you have a gaming system, you’re welcome to bring it if you wish.  We can play it on the big screen.

The fun runs from 11-4 and it’s open for those in grades 5 thru 12.

if you need any additional info, give Melissa a call or stop in at the library.


In Memoriam

We recently said a farewell to our dear friend and board member Rose Stackhouse.  Besides being a board member, she was also a member of the friends of the library.  Also, she had many collections that we would sometimes feature in our little showcase closest to the door.

Rose will be missed by everyone here at GVPL.