On March 1st, The City of Grand Haven hit a major milestone in its effort to save the Catwalk. At $545,000 raised, we are now over half way to having the complete amount needed to restore this famous Grand Haven landmark!
May 4, 2017 07:00 PM / 08:30 PMLoutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417 616.842.5560 x222
The Early Days of Radio in Michigan presents the history of the first commercial stations and their programs. As public interest increased and radio set sales skyrocketed, radio soon became an all-American pastime. Some of the best shows originated from Detroit because the city had some of the first radio stations in the country. Based on years of research, this lecture and visual presentation will include old photographs and soundtracks of early radio shows that are sure to recall many wonderful memories. This program is presented by the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, WGHN, and Loutit District Library.
Homebuyer Education class
May 9, 2017 05:00 PM / 08:00 PMNeighborhood Housing Services, 11 N. Sixth, Grand Haven616-935-3270
Valuable, unbiased information for the first-time homebuyer presented in a casual, small-group setting. No selling, no pressure, no tests! Class is 6 hours long, split over 2 evenings: May 9 and 23, 5-8pm. $25 per household. Pre-registration required. Completion earns a Homebuyer Ed Certificate. Call Neighborhood Housing Services at 616-935-3270 for more information.
Yes, There is A Michigan Accent
May 11, 2017 07:00 PM / 08:30 PMLoutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417 616.842.5560 x222
Edward McClelland, author of How to Speak Midwestern, will present Yes, there is A Michigan Accent revealing that Michiganders have an accent and that it’s becoming more distinct from the rest of the United States because of Michigan’s participation in the Northern Cities Vowel Shift, the most significant change in English vowel pronunciation in a thousand years. It’s what makes “can” sound like “cayen,” “pop” sound like “pahhhp” and “seven” sound like “suvun.”
Grand Haven's retail store, The Bookman, will have books available to purchase and sign following the program.