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November 2014

Small Business Class: Grantseeking Basics

November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Designed for beginner fundraisers, this brief course shows how your organization can identify potential funders and prepare to seek grants. Using the Foundation Directory Online Professional database, students will compile a list of foundation prospects that match their organization’s needs. We’ll also briefly touch upon other grant sources, such a government and business, and learn about various guides to proposal writing.

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December 2014

Researching Catholic Records

December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Father Dennis Morrow, Pastor of SS Peter & Paul Church and Archivist of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, will introduce researchers to the best procedures and etiquette to use to gain access to records which might be of use to them in seeking family information. Parish and institutional sacramental records, cemetery records, where to look and ethnic concerns will all be discussed.

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YMCA Veggie Van

December 2 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Every week
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The YMCA Veggie Van is West Michigan’s first and only mobile farmers market. The Veggie Van runs year round, making daily stops in urban neighborhoods throughout Grand Rapids, assuring that fruits and vegetables are available to people who otherwise have limited access to fresh produce. We sell locally grown, top-quality fruits and vegetables at reduced prices. Additionally, we accept SNAP, WIC, and Senior Project Fresh/Market FRESH benefits. Email svanderzanden@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Reading the Great Lakes

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come explore the Lakes with us! We’ll read a range of titles including mystery, history, fiction, and nonfiction all taking place in the Great Lakes region—from Chicago to Cleveland. This book club will be lead by our smart librarians and will take place the first Thursday of every month. Additional copies of the book are available to be checked out on Level 4 of the Main Library. For a complete list of books, visit www.grpl.org/rtgl. December’s selection is Fordlandia by…

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YMCA Veggie Van

December 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Every week
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The YMCA Veggie Van is West Michigan’s first and only mobile farmers market. The Veggie Van runs year round, making daily stops in urban neighborhoods throughout Grand Rapids, assuring that fruits and vegetables are available to people who otherwise have limited access to fresh produce. We sell locally grown, top-quality fruits and vegetables at reduced prices. Additionally, we accept SNAP, WIC, and Senior Project Fresh/Market FRESH benefits. Email svanderzanden@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act? Open enrollment for this health insurance program is from November 15, 1014 – February 15, 2015. Plan on attending one of the free informational sessions led by staff from Cherry Street Health Services. Certified Application Counselors will be on hand to help with enrollment using the library’s computers. Assistance for Spanish speakers is also available.

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Small Business Class: Intro to Finding Funders

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Foundation Directory Online Professional is one of the most powerful grantseeking resources available. With data on over 120,000 foundations, research, and information on the nonprofit world, FDO is one of the best places to go for grantseeking and nonprofit information. Join the Business Librarian for an informative class on this incredible resource.

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Ice Caves of Leelanau

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Ice, in all its glorious forms seen on and near Lake Michigan, is fleeting, even in the coldest of winter seasons. Last winter’s polar vortex created beautiful ice caves. Author Ken Scott, an avid outdoor photographer, made frequent trips to the shore of Lake Michigan to document the incredible Leelanau Ice Caves. Scott will share his story of the wonders of this ice that go seemingly unnoticed, but he meticulously documented. Experience these images captured on video and narrated by…

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Winter Reading Challenge

December 15, 2014 - February 28, 2015
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

The weather outside is frightful, which makes it the perfect time to settle in with a good book. Sign up for the Winter Reading Challenge, select the number of books you are going to challenge yourself to read or listen to before the end of February, and win prizes! Great for the whole family! So what’s your number? This program is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. Consider a gift today!

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YMCA Veggie Van

December 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The YMCA Veggie Van is West Michigan’s first and only mobile farmers market. The Veggie Van runs year round, making daily stops in urban neighborhoods throughout Grand Rapids, assuring that fruits and vegetables are available to people who otherwise have limited access to fresh produce. We sell locally grown, top-quality fruits and vegetables at reduced prices. Additionally, we accept SNAP, WIC, and Senior Project Fresh/Market FRESH benefits. Email svanderzanden@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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