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February 2016

Our Contribution to the Civil War: Regiments and Camps of Grand Rapids

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn more about the various regiments formed and trained in Grand Rapids during the American Civil War such as the Old Third Michigan Infantry, Sixth Michigan Volunteer Cavalry and many others. Library Assistant Will Miner will discuss training camps and notable locals who contributed to these efforts. Explore the materials about the Civil War available in the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department at the library.

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March 2016

Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Classes

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on April 12, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers classes in: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training is spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at the Main…

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Grace, Gert, and the Berkey & Gay Gals: Women, War and Work in 1910s Grand Rapids

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Kick off Women’s History Month by celebrating the working women of Grand Rapids 100 years ago. GRPL local history experts Julie Tabberer, Heather Edwards, and Drew Damron will highlight some of the city’s women employed outside their homes. The last decade of the heady Progressive Era opened doors both personal and professional for these 11,000 women, and the disruptions of wartime provided opportunities in a working world previously off limits. Learn about the women who worked at the Berkey &…

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Reading the Great Lakes

March 3 @ 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. March’s selection is The Long-shining…

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We Bought a WWII Bomber: The Untold Story of a Michigan High School, a B-17 Bomber & the Blue Ridge Parkway

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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During WWII, to help fund the war effort, students at South High School in Grand Rapids took part in the “Buy the Bomber” program, raising over $375,000 selling War Bonds and Defense Loan Stamps and bought a B-17 Bomber. They christened the bomber, “The Spirit of South High,” after which it flew off never to be heard from again, until now. Author Sandra Warren will share the extraordinary tale of how students raised so much money and the incredible “spirit”…

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Small Business Research Essentials

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join the Business Librarian for an informative journey through the library’s small business resources. Arm yourself with the best business information available, and give yourself the upper hand whether you are starting or growing your business.

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Humorous Speech Contest

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Can you tell a funny story? Do you make people laugh? Come join the Grand Rapids Public Library, Toastmasters International, and LaughFest in a humor contest. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. Contestants can choose to perform an improvised stand up performance or a prepared 5 minute routine. Contestants should pre-register..

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Using Facebook to Promote Your Business

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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One of the first rules of marketing is ‘go where your customers are.’ Increasingly, they are found online! Join the Business Librarian for an informative session on how to use Facebook and other social media tools to engage customers, start and grow your business.

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Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Classes

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on April 27, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers classes in: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training is spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at the Main…

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Music in the Stacks: Lady Ace Boogie

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Have a musical interlude in the library! As you browse the collection, enjoy a performance by Lady Ace Boogie. Born a child of Atlanta, and raised in West Virginia, Linda (Lady Ace Boogie) Tellis wrote her first rap at the age of 10. A spark ignited, a passion for creating music. Ace continues to experiment with sound, solidifying her destiny to transform her passion into action. Lady Ace Boogie released her acclaimed debut album, Feel Good Music, in early 2015.…

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