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April 2014

A Fiction Writer After Fifty

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Twice honored by the Library of Michigan as a Michigan Notable Book author, Donald Lystra will talk about his journey to learn to write fiction beginning in his fifties. He will discuss his experience to master the craft of fiction and the road to getting published. Using examples from his recent story collection, Something that Feels Like Truth, and his 2009 novel, Season of Water and Ice, he will speak about the blending of facts and imagination that can lead…

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Early Childhood Essentials Class: Raising a Positive and Confident Child

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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How do you raise or influence a child to be positive and confident? In this session, Annette McBride, educator and mom of three happy, confident children, shares concrete ways to encourage children everyday. You will leave with ideas to use immediately!

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Nature Photography Walk

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Millennium Park,
1415 Maynard Ave SW, Walker, MI 49534 United States
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Discover the beauty of springtime through your camera lens! Photographer Dianne Carroll Burdick will lead a photography walk along the Fred Meijer Trail Network at Millennium Park. Join her for a scavenger hunt of shapes, textures, perspectives, angles, and viewpoints, all through the vehicle of nature. Learn tips and tricks for shooting natural elements in varying light, at various times of day, and throughout the year. Bring your own camera. All skill levels welcome. Meet at the off-season parking lot…

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Tilling the Soil: African American Genealogy Series

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Tracing your African American family roots is exciting, but with so much information available it may be confusing where to begin. This presentation will introduce you to valuable resources to assist in researching your family history, provide preparation methods, and give tips for organizing your findings. Become the master gardener of your family tree!

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Small Business Class: Using Facebook to Promote Your Business

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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How do you promote your business using Facebook? Learn about resources to plan, start and grow your business using this social networking website.

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Book and Media Swap

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Stop by and swap your old books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and video games. Bring what you don’t want or need and take something new-to-you to keep.

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Book and Media Swap

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Stop by and swap your old books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and video games. Bring what you don’t want or need and take something new-to-you to keep.

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YMCA Veggie Van

April 22 @ 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 Michiganā€™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. EmailĀ svanderzanden@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Book and Media Swap

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Stop by and swap your old books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and video games. Bring what you don’t want or need and take something new-to-you to keep.

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Book and Media Swap

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Stop by and swap your old books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and video games. Bring what you don’t want or need and take something new-to-you to keep.

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