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October 2016

Managing your Digital Footprint

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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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Pajama Time for Kids

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 14, 2016
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents! For kids 3 – 5 years old.

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Pajama Time for Families

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 14, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents! For families with children ages birth – 5 years old.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until November 15, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their energetic toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years, to 30-minute classes featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities including stories, songs with fingerplays and other action, and sign language. Toddlers will develop pre-reading skills as they make connections between words and movement, have fun with related crafts and socialize during playtime. Free and open to the public.

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Bicycle Fever

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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By 1895, America was neck-deep in “bicycle fever,” as the safety bicycle evolved from a dangerous and expensive contraption to an easy and affordable way to travel without a horse. In Grand Rapids, bike culture was huge, influencing society and industry and exciting the citizens with races and rides. Join GRPL's Colleen Alles as she discusses the culture and climate of Furniture City's obsession with bicycles. View historic, one-of-a-kind primary documents such as photographs, publications and newspaper articles.

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Pajama Time for Toddlers

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 15, 2016
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents! For toddlers 18 month – 3 years.

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Pajama Time for Families

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 15, 2016
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents! For families with children ages birth – 5 years old.

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Learn More about the Peace Corps

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Change lives, including your own, by serving in the Peace Corps. You will make a difference for a community in need, gain cross-cultural skills and field experience for your career, and bring your global perspective back home to share with others. Join us for an informational session, where individuals share their Peace Corps stories. Learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

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Market Research Series

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 19, 2016
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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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 industry, customers, and competition? In this series from the GRPL Business Librarian, you'll learn exactly that: the tools, tactics, and strategies to make market research faster, easier, and more beneficial to any entrepreneur at any level! Registration is required. Wednesday, October 5 7:00…

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Reading the Great Lakes – October 2016

October 6 @ 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 book are available to be checked out on Level 4 of the Main Library. For a complete list of books, visit www.grpl.org/rtgl. October’s selection is The Turner…

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