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November 2014

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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Hidden Gems for Veterans

November 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join experts from the law firm of Plachta, Murphy & Associates, P.C., for a free, no obligation, educational presentation on “The Hidden Gems for Veterans.” Topics include government benefits, disability claims and appeals, and veteran health benefits. Information on other community resources for veterans will also be shared. Register at www.grpl.org/register. A light supper will be provided.

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Reading the Great Lakes

November 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. November’s selection is The Blind…

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

November 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Every week until November 21, 2014
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 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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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until November 29, 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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Preserving Newspaper Clippings

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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For many people, newspaper clippings are a significant part of their personal heritage. However, newspapers are some of the most difficult of documents to preserve. They are printed on very low quality wood pulp paper that is extremely high in acid content, use poor quality inks and yellow quickly. They are printed on a daily or weekly basis and are not meant to last forever. This class will show you some things that can be done to prolong the life…

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Free

Be a Teen Director: Scripting a Documentary from Outline to Online

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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You’ve got the idea. You may even have the footage. What’s next? Learn how to take your documentary to the next level by narrowing down your ideas and organizing your shots. Bring your ideas for stories. Registration is required. For teens in grades 6-12.

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NaNoWriMo Workshop

November 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Want to write a novel in November? Join the library for our Young Writer’s program. We will help you set up a NaNoWriMo goal and discuss how to stay motivated throughout the month. Teen novelists will enjoy a distraction-free space to pen their novel. Snacks will be provided.

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