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May 2014

Sweetie-licious Pies: Eat Pie, Love Life

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Linda Hundt, author of Sweetie-licious Pies: Eat Pie, Love Life, will share her journey of how she went from tweaking beloved old family recipes in her kitchen to becoming a sixteen-time national pie-baking champion. She’ll give a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to create her first cookbook, which features recipes from her award-winning retro pie shops, including the Sweetie-licious Bake Shoppe at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. Linda, who has been featured on Food Network and other television…

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Moving from Bystanders to Allies: A Bullying Prevention Workshop for Parents and Caregivers

May 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Whether bullying happens face-to-face or virtually, bullying behaviors most often involve a larger group of bystanders. An important aspect of creating positive change involves helping kids and adults move from being passive bystanders to being powerful allies. The purpose of the workshop is to identify and practice skills about being an ally to people who are bullied and identify ways to help those who are bullying others.

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Adult Computer Class: Selling Online: Etsy, eBay & More

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are you crafty? Artisans are taking to websites like Etsy, Craigslist and eBay to connect with interested buyers. Let us show you how to sell your creations online.

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Free

Cooking Matters

May 19 @ 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 20 @ 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 21 @ 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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YMCA Veggie Van

May 27 @ 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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Small Business Class: Defining Points – Understanding Balance Check

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Starting a business is hard, but the trials don’t end when a business gets off the ground. Every business faces decision points, challenges that can be overcome with proper planning and preparation. How do you plan to pass your business on, preserve your resources, and survive the leadership challenges that so many businesses face? This program will teach the theory, planning, and tactics that every business needs to turn threats into opportunities.

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June 2014

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 1 - August 31

The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present the fifth annual GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, or join your neighbors for fun, informative programs that are inspired by the books. For a complete list of books and events, visit www.grpl.org/grreads or stop by any GRPL library. 

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Free

Cooking Matters

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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