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April 2017

Let’s Play! at the Yankee Clipper Branch

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until April 25, 2017
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Let's Play is a four-week program for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers and focuses on child-driven play. Children will explore different types of play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child's development. Families are encouraged to attend all four sessions.

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Let’s Play! at the Seymour Branch

April 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
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Weekly on the same day until April 26, 2017
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Let's Play is a four-week program for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers and focuses on child-driven play. Children will explore different types of play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child's development. Families are encouraged to attend all four sessions.

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Drive-In Movie: Spring Break Fun

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Beep! Beep! Spring break fun has arrived at the library! Join us for a drive-in movie right inside the library! Kids can create their own cardboard car, then hop in and enjoy a movie on the big screen. Bring blankets and pillows if you want to snuggle in your “car.” Popcorn generously provided by Celebration Cinema. Kids will cast their vote during the month of March to help choose what movie we will show. The winner will be revealed on…

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Introduction to Proposal Writing for Nonprofits

April 5 @ 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. 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 effective as…

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Building Basic Computer Skills

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are you often confused by computer terms and lingo? By learning the key concepts and basic terminology used in technology, you can build a foundation for digital literacy that will last a lifetime. In this class, you will begin the process of developing the skills you will need to navigate the Internet, mobile devices and many types of software.

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Let’s Play! at the West Leonard

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Weekly on the same day until April 27, 2017
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Let's Play is a four-week program for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers and focuses on child-driven play. Children will explore different types of play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child's development. Families are encouraged to attend all four sessions.

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Reading the Great Lakes – April 2017

April 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 books are available to be checked out on Level 4 of the Main Library. For a complete list of books, visit www.grpl.org/rtgl. Aprils’s selection is Song of the…

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Rant, Rave and Review: Film Discussion Series

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Want to talk more about films after watching them on our film streaming service Kanopy? Watch the pre-selected film at home and then attend an engaging and thoughtful discussion and analysis of the film at the library. Ask questions, give opinions, and talk movies! Films may contain adult situations and content. April's selection: Rome, Open City (1945)

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Read So Hard Book Club – April 2017

April 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 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! April's selection: Reader's Choice!

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Cutting the Cable Cord

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Have you been thinking of canceling your cable TV subscription? This program will show you how to stream the content you want while saving money on your monthly bill. We will discuss the devices you need to begin streaming TV and movies. You will learn how to find content from providers such as Hulu, Netflix and Amazon. We will also show you how to use Hoopla and Kanopy, two streaming services you can use for free with your GRPL library…

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