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November 2014

Be a Teen Director: Documentary Filmmaking

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Documentary films can help connect people, answer questions, paint bigger pictures and shine light on greater truths. It has never been easier to look at the world through a camera lens. This class will help you do it! Teens are encourged to bring story ideas and we will teach the basics of documentary film making and how filmmakers use techniques found in fiction films to craft something engaging. Registration is required. For teens in grades 6-12.

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Exhibit: Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence: Oman’s Message of Islam

November 3 - November 17
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This exhibit provides insights into the role of religion in the daily life in Oman. Islam in Oman is linked among the various religious factions in the country and it helps safeguard cultural identity in these times of great change. This exhibition demonstrates that “progress” does not necessarily go hand in hand with loss of cultural identity. The exhibit explores the practice of religion in this modern Arabian society. Accompanying the exhibition is a short documentary film, Religious Tolerance in…

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Pre-Reading Classes for Toddlers

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until November 24, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 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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Cooking Matters for Families

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week until November 3, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In partnership with the YMCA, Cooking Matters for Families is a six-week nutritional education program that fights hunger by teaching families how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Families will learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them. Cooking Matters provides recipes, books, and a bag of groceries containing the ingredients of the recipes learned. Parents and their children between the ages of 6-12 attend the class together. Class size is limited and registration is…

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until November 25, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime after enhances the development of social skills.

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YMCA Veggie Van

November 4 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Every week
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 svanderzanden@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

November 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until November 26, 2014
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime after enhances the development of social skills.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

November 5 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until November 26, 2014
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, to 45-minute classes featuring literacy-rich activities such as interactive storytelling using puppets, dramatic play, and hands-on fun. Related songs, fingerplays, and activities are interspersed between books. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity.

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Small Business Class: How to Use the Library to Write a Business Plan

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Do you have a great idea for a business? Take the first step to starting your own: write a business plan! A more advanced class, this course will highlight library resources to assist students in crafting a well-written business plan. Both online and offline resources will be highlighted.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

November 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Every week until November 20, 2014
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, to 45-minute classes featuring literacy-rich activities such as interactive storytelling using puppets, dramatic play, and hands-on fun. Related songs, fingerplays, and activities are interspersed between books. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity.

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