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April 2014

Adult Computer Class: Google Essentials

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Google is more than a search engine! Learn how to take advantage of their free tools and applications. Attention will be given to Gmail, Google Calendars, Google Drive, Google Maps and more.

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YMCA Veggie Van

April 15 @ 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

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until April 22, 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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Adult Computer Class: Facebook 101

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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If you’ve never used Facebook or would like to become more familiar with its basic features, we’re here to help. Let us introduce you to this great way to communicate and share experiences with friends and family.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until April 26, 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 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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Creative Movement

April 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until April 26, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This unique library-based program allows kids ages 3-6 to be creative physically as well as mentally. The first thirty minutes focus on dance movements, including rhythm and coordination. Following the class will be the library’s Pre-Reading Class for Kids. Parent/guardian participation is required. Space is limited. Register by calling 616-456-3232 x 4 or by visiting www.recreationgr.us.

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Young Dancers

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Every week until April 26, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This is a creative movement dance class for children 4-8 to develop rhythm, balance, flexibility, and an appreciation of music and dance, while learning ballet and jazz steps. Space is limited and ballet shoes are required. Register by calling 616-456-3232 x 4 or by visiting www.recreationgr.us.

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Genealogy Lock-In

April 11 @ 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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Let’s Build

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Come construct some spring break fun at the library! Kids can explore different types of building materials—everything from LEGOs to recycled material—and create something as unique as they are! Then, they can tell participants all about what they built.

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Let’s Build

April 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ottawa Hills Branch,
1150 Giddings SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Come construct some spring break fun at the library! Kids can explore different types of building materials—everything from LEGOs to recycled material—and create something as unique as they are! Then, they can tell participants all about what they built.

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