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November 2016

Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 28, 2016
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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Let’s Play! at the Main Library

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Let's Play is a four-week program for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers and focuses on child-driven play. Children will explore different types of play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child's development. Families are encouraged to attend all four sessions.

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Cooking Matters

November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In partnership with the YMCA, GRPL is pleased to offer Cooking Matters, a six-week nutritional education program that fights hunger by teaching families how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Participants will learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best possible nourishment to their families. Participants will receive recipes, books and handouts as well as a bag of groceries containing the ingredients of the day's lesson. Attendance to all…

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Let’s Play! at the Yankee Clipper Branch

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2016
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Let's Play is a four-week program for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers and focuses on child-driven play. Children will explore different types of play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child's development. Families are encouraged to attend all four sessions.

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Building Basic Computer Skills

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are you often confused by computer terms and lingo? By learning the key concepts and basic terminology used in technology, you can build a foundation for digital literacy that will last a lifetime. In this class, you will begin the process of developing the skills you will need to navigate the Internet, mobile devices and many types of software.

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Let’s Play! at the Seymour Branch

November 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
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Weekly on the same day until December 21, 2016
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Let's Play is a four-week program for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers and focuses on child-driven play. Children will explore different types of play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child's development. Families are encouraged to attend all four sessions.

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Managing your Digital Footprint

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Have you ever forgotten a password? Do you wish you had a plan to manage your online information and protect your privacy? Managing your digital footprint may seem intimidating, but with a plan and the right tools, you can stay safe and get the most out of your experience online. This class offers methods and tools you can use right away to begin managing your online profiles, passwords and information.

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December 2016

Music in the Stacks: Jes Kramer

December 1 @ 7:00 am - 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 Jes Kramer. Jes Kramer has been playing Michigan and the Midwest for almost a decade. Whether in a basement or an auditorium, her songs carry an intimacy that sticks to your ribs. Replacing the traditional signer-songwriter's acoustic guitar with a stack of battery powered keyboards and a loop pedal. Kramer's songs build up in front of your eyes, creating the right cushion to deliver…

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Let’s Play! at the West Leonard

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until December 22, 2016
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Let's Play is a four-week program for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers and focuses on child-driven play. Children will explore different types of play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child's development. Families are encouraged to attend all four sessions.

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Reading the Great Lakes – December 2016

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come explore the Lakes with us! We'll read a range of titles including mystery, history, fiction, and nonfiction all taking place in the Great Lakes region—from Chicago to Cleveland. This book club will be lead by our smart librarians and will take place the first Thursday of every month. Additional copies of the books are available to be checked out on Level 4 of the Main Library. For a complete list of books, visit www.grpl.org/rtgl. December’s selection is The Brink…

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