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December 2014

YMCA Veggie Van

December 9 @ 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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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act? Open enrollment for this health insurance program is from November 15, 1014 – February 15, 2015. Plan on attending one of the free informational sessions led by staff from Cherry Street Health Services. Certified Application Counselors will be on hand to help with enrollment using the library’s computers. Assistance for Spanish speakers is also available.

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Ice Caves of Leelanau

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Ice, in all its glorious forms seen on and near Lake Michigan, is fleeting, even in the coldest of winter seasons. Last winter’s polar vortex created beautiful ice caves. Author Ken Scott, an avid outdoor photographer, made frequent trips to the shore of Lake Michigan to document the incredible Leelanau Ice Caves. Scott will share his story of the wonders of this ice that go seemingly unnoticed, but he meticulously documented. Experience these images captured on video and narrated by…

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Small Business Class: Intro to Finding Funders

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Foundation Directory Online Professional is one of the most powerful grantseeking resources available. With data on over 120,000 foundations, research, and information on the nonprofit world, FDO is one of the best places to go for grantseeking and nonprofit information. Join the Business Librarian for an informative class on this incredible resource.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

December 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until December 26, 2014
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, to 45-minute classes featuring literacy-rich activities such as interactive storytelling using puppets, dramatic play, and hands-on fun. Related songs, fingerplays, and activities are interspersed between books. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity.

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ACT Prep Workshop

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A good score on the ACT can help you get into the college of your choice. Wendy Marty, professional Academic Coach, will show you techniques and tips to raise your ACT score. The workshop includes content review, reading comprehension techniques, testing tactics, and specific ACT strategies. Each participant will take home a free copy of Barron’s ACT. Snacks will be provided to keep you fueled during the workshop. Stick around for pizza after all your hard work. This free program…

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Kevin Kammeraad’s Seventh Annual Winter Wonderland Concert

December 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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An interactive, all ages winter holiday show featuring Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe. The show is filled with many well-known holiday songs and a couple of originals as well. Come join us for this popular holiday tradition!

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YMCA Veggie Van

December 16 @ 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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Small Business Class: Proposal Writing Basics

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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You’ve found a possible foundation to fund your new project. Now the real work begins: writing a proposal that will tell your story to the people that matter most. To learn how to do just that, join the Business Librarian for a session on proposal writing. Learn the key components of a proposal that a nonprofit foundation is looking for, and how you can make your proposal as effective as possible.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

December 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 26, 2014
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, to 45-minute classes featuring literacy-rich activities such as interactive storytelling using puppets, dramatic play, and hands-on fun. Related songs, fingerplays, and activities are interspersed between books. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity.

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