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October 2014

Still Missing: Michigan’s Mysterious Unsolved Disappearances

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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What do a mild-mannered grocery store manager from Michigan and the infamous skyjacker D.B. Cooper have in common? How can a married couple and the aircraft they were traveling in just disappear over a populated area? What happened to the freighter that was carrying many fathers, husbands, and sons of a small town, when it vanished and took them with it? Join author and shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson in exploring the mysterious, yet solvable disappearances of a person, a plane,…

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Resource Roundtable Volunteer Event

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join nationally recognized gerontologist, author and speaker, Dr. Henry Holstege, to learn how you can make a difference in your community. Dr. Holstege’s inspirational keynote address will be followed by a resource roundtable session designed to provide you with an opportunity for informal sharing and discussion with local non-profit agencies seeking volunteers. Participating agencies will represent a wide range of community needs and interests, including the environment, education, animals, the arts, health care, aging, advocacy/assistance, family and children. Registration is…

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Small Business Class: MI-SBTDC Market Research III

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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? How do they find the signal in the noise? Learn how in this series on market research co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library and the Michigan Small Business Development Center. Registration is required.

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YMCA Veggie Van

October 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 svanderzanden@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Genealogy Lock-In

October 17 @ 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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Early Childhood Essentials Class: Mindful Eating

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Autopilot is the way we typically respond. Our brain is wired to go down the same pathways we have used before, to have the same thoughts and feelings, to behave the same way we have before. Mindfulness offers a way out of this trap. In this class, learn the benefits of eating with mindful awareness and how to create a personal hunger/fullness scale as a guide for sensing when and how much to eat. Experience paying mindful attention to eating.

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Small Business Class: MI-SBTDC Market Research II

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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? How do they find the signal in the noise? Learn how in this series on market research co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library and the Michigan Small Business Development Center. Registration is required.

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Small Business Class: Using Facebook to Promote Your Business

October 14 @ 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.’ 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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YMCA Veggie Van

October 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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Polish Research

October 9 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Research our Polish family history by exploring genealogy and family history databases, historical records, maps, documents, cemetery burials, records from Polish churches and more. This presentation is a webinar led by Ceil Wendt Jensen, the Director of the Polonica American Research Institute.

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