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The Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons is the intellectual heart of Grand Valley. The LEED certified building is recognized as a model for 21st century learning, improving the present and shaping the future of libraries. See more

Mary Idema Pew Library

Events

A Woman Abroad: Artistic Adventures in Cold War Morocco

A Woman Abroad: Artistic Adventures... in Cold War Morocco

Tomorrow, 7am - 7pm
Inspired by her grandfather, Mathias J. Alten’s visit to Morocco in 1912, Grand Rapidian, Anita M. Gilleo embraced the opportunity to live and work in Casablanca during the early 1950s. While working for the Army Corp of Engineers at Nouasseur Air Base, Gilleo collected the sights and...
Work in Progress: Sketches and Studies by Mathias J. Alten

Work in Progress: Sketches and... Studies by Mathias J. Alten

Tomorrow, 7am - 7pm
It is rare in the artistic process for a finished work to flow fully realized from a painter’s imagination directly on to the canvas. More often it is a case of trial and error, extended contemplation, and several discarded attempts. Looking at preliminary sketches can serve as an interesting...
Paya Lliklla, Las Tejedoras de Chari, Perú:  Reweaving Traditions in the 21st Century

Paya Lliklla, Las Tejedoras de... Chari, Perú: Reweaving Traditions in the 21st Century

Tomorrow, 8am - 5pm
In the Andean mountain village of Chari, Peru, a weaving cooperative of indigenous women are changing the structure of their lives. The weavers who make up Paya Lliklla utilize handicraft skills to fabricate woven trade goods marketed to clients well outside their local boundaries. Weaving...

News

Laker nation says goodbye to Selgo

Laker nation says goodbye to Selgo

At times reminiscent of a Comedy Central roast, the Laker nation said goodbye and thank you to retiring athletic... director Tim Selgo at a June 24 reception at the Alumni House.
Orlando shooting: Alumna provides coverage

Orlando shooting: Alumna provides coverage

Stephanie Allen, reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, was at the heart of the scene throughout coverage of the Pulse... Nightclub shooting on June 12.
Korean delegation visits Grand Valley

Korean delegation visits Grand Valley

A delegation of representatives from the Beautiful Foundation in Korea visited Grand Valley June 22 to learn about... nonprofit services and philanthropy at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy and the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration.