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October 2015
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Cooking Matters for Families

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week until November 10, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Get cooking at GRPL! In partnership with the YMCA, the library is pleased to offer Cooking Matters for Families, a six-week class that teaches families how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Learn how to pick nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in healthy ways. Families will receive recipes, books, and handouts as well as a bag of groceries containing the ingredients of the day. One of the classes will be held in a local grocery store.…

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SBDC Market Research Series

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week until October 21, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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No matter your level, entrepreneurship is about risk. The most effective entrepreneurs understand how to reduce and understand their risk through information, specifically market research. But how does an entrepreneur actually do research in terms of their markets, customers, and competition? Learn how 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. Market Research I: Industry Research Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 7:00 pm Register:…

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Human Library

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Have you ever wondered what it is like to live with voices in your head? Why there is such diversity of belief within Hinduism? Or how it feels to grow up as female but know deep inside that you are really male? Stop by and borrow a variety of “human books” – people representing multiple areas of diversity who have volunteered to tell their personal story. The Human Library gives you the unique opportunity to interact and engage in thought-provoking…

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YMCA Veggie Van

October 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Free

Cooking Matters for Families

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 10, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Get cooking at GRPL! In partnership with the YMCA, the library is pleased to offer Cooking Matters for Families, a six-week class that teaches families how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Learn how to pick nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in healthy ways. Families will receive recipes, books, and handouts as well as a bag of groceries containing the ingredients of the day. One of the classes will be held in a local grocery store.…

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SBDC Market Research Series

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 21, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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No matter your level, entrepreneurship is about risk. The most effective entrepreneurs understand how to reduce and understand their risk through information, specifically market research. But how does an entrepreneur actually do research in terms of their markets, customers, and competition? Learn how 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. Market Research I: Industry Research Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 7:00 pm Register:…

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YMCA Veggie Van

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Free

Cooking Matters for Families

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 10, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Get cooking at GRPL! In partnership with the YMCA, the library is pleased to offer Cooking Matters for Families, a six-week class that teaches families how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Learn how to pick nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in healthy ways. Families will receive recipes, books, and handouts as well as a bag of groceries containing the ingredients of the day. One of the classes will be held in a local grocery store.…

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Día de los Muertos: Honoring Day of the Dead

October 30 - November 1
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come celebrate Día de los Muertos with the Grand Rapids Public Library. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that honors family and friends who have passed on. Loved ones come together to build altars that celebrate the life and memory of the dead. This is a time of celebration and joy, filled with talk and memories of those who have died. Altars from members of the community honoring family and friends will be on display. Every altar is…

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Free

Genealogy Lock-In

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come to the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections department for a free after-hours program just for genealogists! Learn how to use the microfilm reader/scanner/printer, save images, and take advantage of free copying and printing during the event. Use the time to search databases—we will have plenty of computers available or bring your own laptop and use the library’s WiFi network. Bring your genealogy questions or Ancestry and Heritage Quest problems—volunteers will be on hand to assist. Network with other…

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