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April 2015

Small Business Class: Using Facebook to Promote Your Business

April 1 @ 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.’ And where are your customers? 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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Reading the Great Lakes

April 2 @ 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. April’s selection is Detroit City…

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Genealogy Class: Prepping for the Allen County Public Library

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Thinking about going to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN on April 22nd and 23rd? They have one of the largest research collections available, incorporating records from around the world.

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YMCA Veggie Van

April 7 @ 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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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YMCA Veggie Van

April 14 @ 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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Music in the Stacks: Ghost Heart

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Since forming six years ago, Ghost Heart has been captivating audiences with its distinctive style of boundary-pushing rock music. The four-piece band released its acclaimed debut album, The Tunnel, in 2011, and had performed extensively throughout the Midwest and East Coast. In late 2014, Ghost Heart released the release of its second album, The Effigy, which, like its predecessor, was recorded to analog tape at the Goon Lagoon in Grand Rapids. It contains whale noises.

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YMCA Veggie Van

April 21 @ 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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Solar Power 101

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Join members from the Green Home Institute to learn more about solar power. This class will cover aspects of solar power that are not commonly known. Learn about the different types of solar power and the advantages and disadvantages of each, including costs. See examples of solar power being used in Michigan and have the opportunity to talk to people who are already using it. An opportunity to get your questions answered will follow the presentation.

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Center for Michigan Community Conversation

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Center for Michigan, a nonprofit and nonpartisan “think-and-do” tank will lead a 90-minute discussion on the paths from classroom to career in Michigan, specifically challenges to upward mobility. Participants will discuss challenges and opportunities for state residents in Michigan’s job market. We’re seeking participants who can speak to their experiences starting out in Michigan’s work force, seeking and maintaining a job, and succeeding in Michigan’s job market. Participants may include the unemployed, underemployed, young professionals, those looking to change…

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Small Business Class: How to Use the Library to Write a Business Plan

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Do you have a great idea for a business? Take the first step to starting your own: write a business plan! A more advance class for those with working knowledge of computers and the Internet, this course will highlight resources to assist students in crafting a well-written business plan. Both online and offline resources will be highlighted.

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