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May 2015

Reading the Great Lakes

May 7 @ 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 led 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 The Virgin…

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Genealogy Class: Dutch Heritage Databases

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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WieWasWie and Zeeuws Archief are online databases for locating vital records in the Netherlands. Zeeuws Archief is the official database for the Province of Zeeland and contains over 5.3 million records. WieWasWie is an official Dutch database with records from all provinces. Dutch vital records exist from at least 1811, but there are some records dating back to the 1700s. This class will teach you how to access these databases, locate abstracts of vital records and make copies. Basic computer…

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YMCA Veggie Van

May 12 @ 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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Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda? It’s Time for Will, Can, Did

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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We all think about “what’s next” but often wonder where to start and how to make it real. AARP has created an innovative new program, Life Reimagined, backed by decades of research, to provide a new way of thinking about what’s next in your life. This powerful step-by-step approach helps you discover possibilities, prepare for change, and make your ideas real. Join us for a Life Reimagined Checkup, a free two-hour experience to help you get inspired about your possibilities.…

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Music in the Stacks: Saltbreaker

May 14 @ 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 Saltbreaker. Wordless music ensemble based in Grand Rapids, Saltbreaker includes the collaboration of friends actively involved in the Michigan art and music scene. Saltbreaker features guitar, violin, cello, vibraphone, and hammer dulcimer as well as the integration of sounds of nature and occasionally dance and film projection. The delicate and gentle approach to music creates a warm, inviting, and contemplative atmosphere.

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YMCA Veggie Van

May 19 @ 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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Ask-a-Lawyer: Social Security Disability

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Bar Association, hosts this free series to provide information about common legal issues. At each session, expert attorneys will give a 10-minute overview of their area of law, followed by a question-and-answer period. This month’s topic: Social Security Disability.

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Immigration Information

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Attorneys from ImLaw and Legal Aid of West Michigan will host this free program on recent changes to immigration laws. Learn about the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (DAPA), the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), and improvements to visa programs. Employment-based immigration will also be covered. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

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YMCA Veggie Van

May 26 @ 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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June 2015

YMCA Veggie Van

June 2 @ 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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