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March 2016

Read So Hard Book Club

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Avenue for the Arts,
307 Division S.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Do you read so hard you have callouses on your fingers from flipping pages? Come share your passion for reading and great discussions. Each month we will partner with another organization to have a discussion in the community about a selected book. Additional copies of the book are available to be checked out at the Information Desk at the Main Library. For a complete list of books, visit www.grpl.org/readsohard. March‘s selection is Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford and…

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Introduction to Finding Grants for Nonprofits

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Designed for beginner fundraisers, this brief course shows how your organization can identify potential funders and prepare to seek grants. Using the Foundation Directory Online Platinum, a database of 70,000 foundations, students will compile a list of foundation prospects that match their organization’s needs. We’ll also briefly touch upon other grant sources, such as government and business, and learn about various guides to proposal writing.

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Know the Mother: Stories from the Interior Lives of Women

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In Know the Mother, author Desiree Cooper explores how sexism and racism continue to uncoil in the midst of life’s more intimate moments. Cooper will read from her first collection of “flash fiction,” a genre that uses compressed language to tell and entire story. Slipping between poetry and prose, the award-winning journalist and 2015 Kresge Artist Fellow take the reader to places where race and gender are unexpected interlopers—from a traditional Japanese market where a black woman shops with her…

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April 2016

Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Classes

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on April 12, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers classes in: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training is spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at the Main…

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Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Classes

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on April 27, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers classes in: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training is spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at the Main…

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