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October 2016

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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Great Lakes Island Escapes

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join Maureen Dunphy as she discusses her recently published work, Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure. A writer, teacher, consultant, and traveler, Dunphy found her passion in exploring Michigan's hidden gems--its series of small, secluded islands. In fact, the Great Lakes Basin is the largest freshwater system on the planet, home to more than 30,000 tiny islands. Maureen will discuss her book and share her passion for discovering the beauty and magic of these hard-to-reach parts of…

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Read So Hard Book Club – October 2016

October 10 @ 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 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! October's selection: Bird Box by Josh Malerman.

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Discovering the Internet

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 – October

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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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: Explore Science. Be a scientist and explore air and gravity, water density, and earth. Try fun experiments like making a grocery bag fly, making beads out of potatoes and more!

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Getting Started with Lynda.com

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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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Exploring Social Media and Email

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Internet and social media have made it easier than ever to keep in touch with friends and family. Beginning with a brief introduction to email, this class will teach you how to communicate with others online and offer tips on how to be safe while doing so. You will learn the basics about Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find out what you need to get started with Skype, Google Hangouts and other video calling services.

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[Tech]Knowledgey Thursdays

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Teens in grades 6-12 can stop by the Main Library on the third Thursday of each month to create awesome robots and try out tech trends! Knowledgey Thursdays explore the world of robotics using Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 base set and software. Bring a friend, grab a kit, and build an army of robots. Want to get even more creative? Use LittleBits to make a unique and cool creation!

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2016-10-22 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-10-22 12:00
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Huge used book sale! Find treasures, bargains, and more! All proceeds benefit the Grand Rapids Public Library.

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