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April 2017

Container Gardening with Our Kitchen Table

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn how to grow your own organic food and herbs in containers and window boxes. Our Kitchen Table garden coaches will share tips on soil, planting and caring for food plants with special emphasis on achieving success in an urban setting.

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May 2017

Market Research Series

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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, learn the tools, tactics and strategies to make the market research faster, easier and more beneficial to any level of entrepreneur. Session 1: Industry Information Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 pm Register: bit.ly/2kmXzKS Session 2: Business-to-Customer Market…

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Building Basic Computer Skills

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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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Rant, Rave and Review: Film Discussion Series

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Want to talk more about films after watching them on our film streaming service Kanopy? Watch the pre-selected film at home and then attend an engaging and thoughtful discussion and analysis of the film at the library. Ask questions, give opinions, and talk movies! Films may contain adult situations and content. May's selection: Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974).

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Reading the Great Lakes – May 2017

May 4 @ 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. May’s selection is The Charm Bracelet…

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Music in the Stacks: The Howlers

May 4 @ 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 Matt Ten Clay and The Howlers. Ten Clay is an influential collaborator, producer and mentor in the GR music scene. His work has inspired a generation of GR psyche rockers who have taken his sound and claimed it as part of their own. Out of Sight, Out of Mind is the new EP from The Howlers that takes the listener through Ten Clay’s prolific…

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Getting Started with Lynda.com

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Need advanced-level help with Excel? Want to learn how to use new Adobe software? Interested in travel photography? With Lynda.com and your library card, you can pick up a new hobby or begin training for a new career with the help of engaging online tutorials from industry experts. Tutorials cover a wide range of skills and topics in the fields of business, technology, and the arts. This introductory class will walk you through the steps of signing up for this…

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Promoting Michigan for 100 Years: A History of the West Michigan Tourist Association

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The West Michigan Tourist Association (WMTA) was founded in Grand Rapids in 1917. Established as a non-profit organization based on membership, it was the first grass-roots tourist association in the country. At the time, the tourist industry was in its infancy. Although railroad lines, steamship companies, and various hotels and resorts promoted the region they served, there was no concerted effort to boost the tourism advantages of the state. With strong leadership and committed members of WMTA, tourism has grown…

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Teen Council Meet Up

May 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Take charge at the library! Teens in grades 8-12 are invited to join the brand new Teen Council. Help plan library programs, share ideas about the teen collection, do fun activities and hang out with your friends. Let your voice be heard and have fun too! Snacks and Ride to Read passes will be available to participants.

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Discovering the Internet

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Using the Internet can be an intimidating experience for many people. In this class, you will learn how the Internet works and basic definitions for the most common Internet terms. Discover tips and tricks on how to protect your information and identity while searching, shopping and surfing the web.

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