Grand Rapids Area Library

rainy day photo by Heidi Holtan

Tracy Kampa is the children’s librarian at the Grand Rapids Area Library, she joins Heidi on the Tuesday Morning Show.  Tracy tells us about the permanent Storywalk, consisting of 18 stations that run along the river walk.  Readers start the story next to the fishing pier and end at the walking bridge.  The first book is “One Dark Night” by Lisa Wheeler. 

Tracy and Heidi give us tips on how to choose books to read and they share what they have been reading to get them through the pandemic.

Congratulations to the Friends of the Grand Rapids Area Library - winner of the Evy Nordley Award for innovative ideas.  Their pop-up book stores have gotten noticed!  Raising money for programs and books, these sales make our area libraries strong. 

The Holiday Book Boutique is Saturday November 9th from 8:30-2 with special holiday items, near-new books, games, puzzles, baked goods and refreshments. 

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Today we are celebrating Indigenous People's Day on KAXE/KBXE through conversations and music.  This morning we talked with psychology professor Dr. John Gonzalez from BSU.  He's one of the speakers today at the American Indian Resource Center for Indigineous People's Day At Bemidji State University.  His talk is “Is My Healthcare Making Me Sick? Microaggressions in American Indian Healthcare.”

Schedule:

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Music fuses with literature this Thursday at the Grand Rapids Area Library when Minnesota Book Award Winners Melanie Hoffert, Margi Preus, and Matt Rasmussen join forces with the musical stylings of Ipsifendus Collective.  The public is invited to check out this unique experience Thursday, September 14th at 7pm.

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Agriculture is not an easy line of business .  Lucie Amundson blames her husband Jason for their leap into poultry.  How did a freelance writer and a grant writer start Locally Laid?  It was what Lucie calls a "farmgument".