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May 2015

EatPlayGrow

May 13 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Every month on the second Wednesday until July 8, 2015
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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EatPlayGrow combines the latest science and research to teach children ages 2-5 and their parents how to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Join GRPL and Cherry Health for interactive and engaging lessons that incorporate art-making, storytelling, music and movement activities into fun, hands-on educational lessons about the importance of making positive choices in areas that most affect health: nutrition, physical activity, and, based on emerging medical research, sleep.

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Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda? It’s Time for Will, Can, Did

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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We all think about “what’s next” but often wonder where to start and how to make it real. AARP has created an innovative new program, Life Reimagined, backed by decades of research, to provide a new way of thinking about what’s next in your life. This powerful step-by-step approach helps you discover possibilities, prepare for change, and make your ideas real. Join us for a Life Reimagined Checkup, a free two-hour experience to help you get inspired about your possibilities.…

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Small Business Class: Market Research II

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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? 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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Music in the Stacks: Saltbreaker

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Have a musical interlude in the library! As you browse the collection, enjoy a performance by Saltbreaker. Wordless music ensemble based in Grand Rapids, Saltbreaker includes the collaboration of friends actively involved in the Michigan art and music scene. Saltbreaker features guitar, violin, cello, vibraphone, and hammer dulcimer as well as the integration of sounds of nature and occasionally dance and film projection. The delicate and gentle approach to music creates a warm, inviting, and contemplative atmosphere.

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EatPlayGrow

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the third Saturday until July 18, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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EatPlayGrow combines the latest science and research to teach children ages 2-5 and their parents how to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Join GRPL and Cherry Health for interactive and engaging lessons that incorporate art-making, storytelling, music and movement activities into fun, hands-on educational lessons about the importance of making positive choices in areas that most affect health: nutrition, physical activity, and, based on emerging medical research, sleep.

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YMCA Veggie Van

May 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Naneek: One Man’s Attempt to Overcome PTSD Film Screening and Discussion

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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By the ripe young age of twenty, Tim ‘Naneek’ Keenan had a world of a very real Vietnam War on his shoulders. Keenan served in the Vietnam War as an infantryman. With just over 5 months of heavy battle, his platoon took over a location on battlefield of Dak To known as Hill 1338 on November 17, 1967. Locked inside Naneek’s head, that date pops up every year. It has shown up like clock-work for just over four decades. That…

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Ask-a-Lawyer: Social Security Disability

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Bar Association, hosts this free series to provide information about common legal issues. At each session, expert attorneys will give a 10-minute overview of their area of law, followed by a question-and-answer period. This month’s topic: Social Security Disability.

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Small Business Class: Market Research III

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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? 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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Immigration Information

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Attorneys from ImLaw and Legal Aid of West Michigan will host this free program on recent changes to immigration laws. Learn about the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (DAPA), the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), and improvements to visa programs. Employment-based immigration will also be covered. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

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