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February 2017

Teen Council Meet Up

February 8 @ 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 Advisory Board. Help plan library programs, share ideas about the teen collection, and hang out with your friends. Let your voice be heard and have fun too! The meeting will begin at 3:00 pm and we will make no-sew emoji pillows at 3:45 pm. Pizza and Ride to Read passes will be available to participants.

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Using Facebook to Promote Your Business

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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One of the first rules of marketing is 'go where your customers are.' And where are your customers? Increasingly, they are found online! Join the Business Librarian for an informative session on how to use Facebook and other social media tools to engage customers, start and grow your business.

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Discovering the Internet

February 9 @ 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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Evening Explorers – February

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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EveningExplorers

Do you like to build and create things like origami, paper airplanes, balloon sculptures, and more? Kids in grades 2-5 can come to the Main Library for hands-on STEAM experiences each month. Take part in science experiments, art, writing and craft activities. This month: Sculpture: Experiment with balloons, pipe cleaners, and clay. What will you make? Animals, people or something else?

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Genealogy Lock-In for Beginners

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come to the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department for a free after-hours program just for genealogists. This session is specially designed for those who are brand new to family history research. Do you have questions about who your ancestors were? Want to learn more about your family? Classes and a tour will help you get started and volunteers from the Western Michigan Genealogical Society will be on hand to assist with questions. Learn how to use the library's…

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Read So Hard Book Club – February 2017

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Harmony Hall,
401 Stocking Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Do you read so hard you have callouses on your fingers from flipping pages? Share your passion for reading and great discussions with the Read So Hard book club! This club is intended for people in their 20s & 30s, but all are welcome. No registration required. Stop by the Info Desk at the Main Library to check out a copy of the next featured book, including audiobooks. Don't forget about downloadable eBooks on Overdrive too! February's selection: The New Jim…

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Read So Hard Book Club – March 2017

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Harmony Hall,
401 Stocking Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Do you read so hard you have callouses on your fingers from flipping pages? Share your passion for reading and great discussions with the Read So Hard book club! This club is intended for people in their 20s & 30s, but all are welcome. No registration required. Stop by the Info Desk at the Main Library to check out a copy of the next featured book, including audiobooks. Don't forget about downloadable eBooks on Overdrive too! March's selection: Modern Romance by…

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Speak to a Geek: Drop-In Computer Help Sessions

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 17, 2017
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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Creating a City of Inclusion: Modern Immigration, Local Impact

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Can you identify five ethnic groups who call Grand Rapids home? How has immigration impacted our city historically, as well as today? How can our community better support our immigrants? Dive deeper into these questions, and more, with a panel discussion in partnership with Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. Panelists from organizations working within immigrant & refugee services will share historical insights and impacts of immigration on Grand Rapids, as well as how we can better support immigrants to create an…

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Proposal Writing Basics for Nonprofits

February 15 @ 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 well to the people that matter most. To learn how to do just that, join the Business Librarian for a session on proposal writing. Learn the key components of a proposal that a nonprofit foundation is looking for, and how you can make your proposal as…

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