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April 2016

Cutting the Cable Cord

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Have you been thinking of canceling your cable TV subscription? This program will help you save money and still get all the content you want. Luke Bouma, owner of CordCutterNews.com, will show you how to stream your favorite shows, movies and more. From finding the right streaming player and antenna to finding content on provides such as Hulu, Netflix and Amazon (and of course your local library), this class will give you everything you need to start saving money today.…

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime after enhances the development of social skills. Free and open to the public.

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Speak to a Geek: Computer Class

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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 classes in: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training is 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 the Main…

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Pajama Time for Kids

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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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 lullabies, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents! For kids 3 – 5 years old.

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Pajama Time for Toddlers!

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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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 lullabies, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents! For toddlers 18 month – 3 years.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

April 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime after enhances the development of social skills. Free and open to the public.

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Introduction to Proposal Writing for Nonprofits

April 13 @ 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. That’s excellent. Now the real work begins: writing a proposal that will put your program on the path to success by telling your story to the people that matter most. Join the Business Librarian to 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

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 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. Free and open to the public.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 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. Free and open to the public.

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An Evening with Grand Rapids Author Adam Schuitema

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Our political culture is infused with debates about personal liberties, the role of government, and even the definition of “freedom” itself. Named a 2016 Michigan Notable Book, the novel Haymaker tells the story of an isolated Michigan town that becomes the flashpoint for these ideological conflicts. What happens when an Upper Peninsula community clashes with a determined group of outsiders? Join award-winning Grand Rapids author Adam Schuitema as he reads from his latest book and discusses the origins of its…

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