It Was 50 Years Ago Today…

LOUTITLIBY022On September 16, 1967, the City of Grand Haven celebrated the opening of a brand new library and community center. To commemorate the occasion, the library and City of Grand Haven are joining together for a special celebration on Sunday, September 17, from 3:00-6:00 pm. The buildings will be open for tours, a special rededication program will begin at 3:00 pm, and a community picnic will be held.Other events throughout the month of September are part of the 50th Anniversary celebration and are presented in collaboration with the City of Grand Haven and the Tri-Cities Historical Museum.


Family Movie Night: Disney’s The Jungle Book
September 9 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in Central Park

Bring blankets and camp chairs to the screening of this 1967 classic animated film. There will be free popcorn while supplies last. The movie begins at 8:30 pm.

1967 Trivia Night
September 12 at 6:30 pm at Odd Side Ales

Whether you remember 1967 or not, join Cate Reed of the Tri-Cities Historical Museum to test your knowledge of that year and win prizes! It’s free to play, all ages are welcome, and teams of up to 5 people can play. Registration will take place the night of the event and there is a limit of 15 total teams.

Art Talk: The Life and Work of Sculptor Marshall Fredericks
September 14 at 7:00 pm at Loutit District Library in Program Room A

Join Archivist Melissa Ford of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw State Valley University, as she discusses the life and work of Marshall M. Fredericks. One of the most prolific sculptors of the twentieth century, Fredericks is known for his monumental figurative sculpture, public memorials, and fountains including Grand Haven’s own Flying Gulls Fountain.

50th Anniversary Celebration Picnic
September 17 from 3:00-6:00 pm in Central Park