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April 2015

Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until April 22, 2015
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their energetic toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years, to 30-minute classes featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities including stories, songs with fingerplays and other action, and sign language. Toddlers will develop pre-reading skills as they make connections between words and movement and have fun with related crafts and socialize during playtime.

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Treasures of Your Library: A White Glove Event

April 22 @ 5:00 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 Foundation is offering the opportunity to view unique items housed in the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department of the library. At this event, guests will be allowed to examine items from President Gerald R Ford’s presidential campaign, rare maps, the Peninsular Club Archives, and the Robinson Photo Collections. This event will raise funds for the digitization and preservation of these collections. Tickets are $40.00 and are available at grplfoundation.org or 616.988.5399.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

April 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until April 23, 2015
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their energetic toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years, to 30-minute classes featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities including stories, songs with fingerplays and other action, and sign language. Toddlers will develop pre-reading skills as they make connections between words and movement and have fun with related crafts and socialize during playtime.

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Solar Power 101

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join members from the Green Home Institute to learn more about solar power. This class will cover aspects of solar power that are not commonly known. Learn about the different types of solar power and the advantages and disadvantages of each, including costs. See examples of solar power being used in Michigan and have the opportunity to talk to people who are already using it. An opportunity to get your questions answered will follow the presentation.

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Genealogy Lock-In

April 24 @ 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! Learn how to use the microfilm reader/scanner/printer, save images, and take advantage of free copying and printing during the event. Use the time to search databases—we will have plenty of computers available or bring your own laptop and use the library’s WiFi network. Bring your genealogy questions or Ancestry and Heritage Quest problems—volunteers will be on hand to assist. Network with other…

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EatPlayGrow

April 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every month on the fourth Saturday until May 23, 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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Let’s Play! Workshops

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until May 4, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Let’s Play! is a four-week workshop for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers. Let’s Play! teaches the benefits of interactive play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child’s development. Families must attend all four sessions. To register, visit grpl.org/register.

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YMCA Veggie Van

April 28 @ 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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Small Business Class for Nonprofits: Online Grantseeking Resources

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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As a member of the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network, the Grand Rapids Public Library has access to a variety of grantseeking resources. Students will learn more about topics like nonprofit fundraisng, proposal writing, and more.

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Small Business Class for Nonprofits: Proposal Writing Basics

April 29 @ 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. Learn how to write a proposal that will put your program on the path to success by telling your story well. Discover the key components of a proposal that a nonprofit foundation is looking for, and how you can make your proposal the most effective.

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