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May 2015

Ask-a-Lawyer: Social Security Disability

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Bar Association, hosts this free series to provide information about common legal issues. At each session, expert attorneys will give a 10-minute overview of their area of law, followed by a question-and-answer period. This month’s topic: Social Security Disability.

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Small Business Class: Market Research III

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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 markets, customers, and competition? Learn how in this series on market research co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library and the Michigan Small Business Development Center. Registration is required.

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Immigration Information

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Attorneys from ImLaw and Legal Aid of West Michigan will host this free program on recent changes to immigration laws. Learn about the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (DAPA), the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), and improvements to visa programs. Employment-based immigration will also be covered. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

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Closed for Memorial Day

The Madison Square, Ottawa Hills, Van Belkum and West Side Branches are closed for Memorial Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday.

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EatPlayGrow

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every month on the fourth Saturday until June 27, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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EatPlayGrow combines the latest science and research to teach children ages 2-5 and their parents how to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Join GRPL and Cherry Health for interactive and engaging lessons that incorporate art-making, storytelling, music and movement activities into fun, hands-on educational lessons about the importance of making positive choices in areas that most affect health: nutrition, physical activity, and, based on emerging medical research, sleep.

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Closed for Memorial Day

May 25
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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All library locations are closed for Memorial Day. Regular hours resume tomorrow.

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2015 Summer Reading Challenge

May 26 - September 6
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

Reading is your super power. You can leap stacks of books in a single bound. You rescue friends from boredom by lending them a good book. Now you face your greatest challenge—reading as many books as you can before the end of the summer. Set your own reading goal and keep track of the books you read. How many books will your super powers help you read before school starts? 7? 49? 163? Read 15 minutes or more every day…

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YMCA Veggie Van

May 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Every week until December 31, 2015
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 mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Celebrate Community Heroes!

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sheldon & Library Streets,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come talk to the real-life heroes that live and work in Grand Rapids. Explore the vehicles and tools they use in their work on display in the streets in front of the Main Library and the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Grand Rapids Fire and Police Departments, the American Red Cross, the Humane Society, the United States Army, Buster the Bus and other school buses from Dean Transportation, athletes from professional, college, and high school teams, and local arts organizations will…

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June 2015

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 1 - August 31
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present the sixth annual GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, or join your neighbors for fun, informative programs that are inspired by the books. For a complete list of books and events, visit www.grpl.org/grreads or stop by any GRPL library.

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