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April 2014

Got Garden?

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Bring your green thumb and questions as a Master Gardener from Michigan State University Extension Services gives a short lecture on gardening tips and ideas to help save time and grow a successful garden. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session led by a panel of expert gardeners from the local community.

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YMCA Veggie Van

April 29 @ 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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May 2014

Reading the Great Lakes

May 1 @ 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. May’s selection is Coop by…

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Free

Cooking Matters

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Every week until June 16, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In partnership with the YMCA, the library is pleased to offer Cooking Matters, a six-week nutritional education program that fights hunger by teaching families how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Participants will learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best possible nourishment to their families. Participants will assist in food preparation during class. Cooking matters provides recipes, books and handouts as well as a bag of groceries containing…

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YMCA Veggie Van

May 6 @ 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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Free

Small Business Class: Market Research Series

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week until May 21, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn how to research your market, customers and competitors in this series on market research co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library and the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center. Registration is required at www.grpl.org/sbrc.

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Early Childhood Essentials Class: Make Time for Math

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Math activities are fun and help children learn about their world. In this class we’ll review important benchmarks children are now expected to know before entering kindergarten and math activities that support them. Please bring a paper grocery bag for a “make and take” math activity, and a children’s math subject storybook either from your personal collection or the library.

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Book Fiesta

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come learn about the Latin American holiday Dia de la Madre (Mother’s Day), experience dance performances by Grupo Tarasco, hear a bilingual storytime, make a fun craft and enjoy delicious food. Explore the library’s Spanish collection and get a library card if you don’t have one. This is a Fiesta for the whole family and there will be a special gift for mothers (while supplies last). Sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. Consider a gift today.

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Free

Cooking Matters

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Every week until June 16, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In partnership with the YMCA, the library is pleased to offer Cooking Matters, a six-week nutritional education program that fights hunger by teaching families how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Participants will learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best possible nourishment to their families. Participants will assist in food preparation during class. Cooking matters provides recipes, books and handouts as well as a bag of groceries containing…

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YMCA Veggie Van

May 13 @ 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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