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May 2017

Discovering the Internet

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Using the Internet can be an intimidating experience for many people. In this class, you will learn how the Internet works and basic definitions for the most common Internet terms. Discover tips and tricks on how to protect your information and identity while searching, shopping and surfing the web.

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Evening Explorers – May

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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EveningExplorers

Does your child like to build and discover how things work? Kids in second through fifth grade can come to the Main Library for hands-on STEM experiences each month. Take part in science experiments and activities each session to find out how things work and explore the world. This month: Exploring Electricity. Use potatoes and lemons to test if they can be used to create electricity. Make static electricity for shocking experiments and tricks.

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Growing Food at Home: Affordable and Easy Ways to Get Started

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
urban roots, 1316 Madison SE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Join us at Urban Root’s Community Farm and Education Center to learn the basics of growing food in the city. Get tips on starting an easy and low cost garden and learn about shopping at farmers markets. Discover ways to find fresh, local and nutrient-dense food in your neighborhood. This program will be held rain or shine. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring a bottle of water. Parking is available across the street from the farm.

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Genealogy Lock-In

May 12 @ 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 library databases, newspaper microfilm, and other other resources, and take advantage of free copying and printing during the event. Volunteers from the Western Michigan Genealogical Society will be available to assist with your research. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up at www.grpl.org/register or call 616-988-5400.

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Speak to a Geek: Drop-In Computer Help Sessions

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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 individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device to training in 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…

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An Evening Filled with Hope with Wade Rouse

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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HOPE CHEST, THE

Wade Rouse is back in West Michigan this spring to share from his new book, The Hope Chest, which he wrote under the pen name Viola Shipman—a tribute to his grandmother and the woman who inspired his Heirloom Series. In The Hope Chest, wade weaves the tale of the lives of three people who deepen connections to one another—and find hope in the midst of overwhelming life changes—as they discover the contents and secrets of one woman’s hope chest. Wade…

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Exploring Social Media and Email

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Internet and social media have made it easier than ever to keep in touch with friends and family. Beginning with a brief introduction to email, this class will teach you how to communicate with others online and offer tips on how to be safe while doing so. You will learn the basics about Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Find out what you need to get started with Skype, Google Hangouts and other video calling services.

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[Tech]Knowledgey Thursdays – May 2017

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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robot-rattlesnake

Tweens in grades 6-8 can stop by the Main Library on the third Thursday of each month to stretch their STEAM skills and try out tech trends. Explore the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math through hands-on experiments that teach news and exciting concepts. Bring a friend and let’s get scientific together. May: Bristle-Bots. Create your own jittery robot critter using household items and watch them battle, paint and race.

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Ringlets

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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2017-Ringlets

Join Embellish Handbell Ensemble for a fun and captivating program full of handbells! Ringlets is a special program just for kids that combines music education and an introduction to ringing handbells through hands-on creative activities and a fun setting.

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Mindstorm Saturdays

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until May 20, 2017

Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Stop by for drop-in Mindstorms! These hands-on robotics kits will teach kids ages 10 and up essential coding skills. Follow instructions to complete a project or use problem-solving skills and attention to detail to make your own creation. Open tinkering hours are drop-in and self guided.

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