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May 2014

YMCA Veggie Van

May 6 @ 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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Free

Small Business Class: Market Research Series

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week until May 21, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn how to research your market, customers and competitors in this series on market research co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library and the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center. Registration is required at www.grpl.org/sbrc.

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Early Childhood Essentials Class: Make Time for Math

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Math activities are fun and help children learn about their world. In this class we’ll review important benchmarks children are now expected to know before entering kindergarten and math activities that support them. Please bring a paper grocery bag for a “make and take” math activity, and a children’s math subject storybook either from your personal collection or the library.

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Book Fiesta

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come learn about the Latin American holiday Dia de la Madre (Mother’s Day), experience dance performances by Grupo Tarasco, hear a bilingual storytime, make a fun craft and enjoy delicious food. Explore the library’s Spanish collection and get a library card if you don’t have one. This is a Fiesta for the whole family and there will be a special gift for mothers (while supplies last). Sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. Consider a gift today.

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Children’s Book Week Art Inspirations

May 12 - 18

Join us for Children’s Book Week! Bring out the artistic side of your little bookworm! Kids will create a poster inspired by their favorite children’s book. They can also enter the contest to guess how many books are in the library’s collection and win a prize.

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Free

Cooking Matters

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Every week until June 16, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In partnership with the YMCA, the library is pleased to offer Cooking Matters, a six-week nutritional education program that fights hunger by teaching families how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Participants will learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best possible nourishment to their families. Participants will assist in food preparation during class. Cooking matters provides recipes, books and handouts as well as a bag of groceries containing…

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YMCA Veggie Van

May 13 @ 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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GRPL TSU (Teens Step Up) Orientation Sessions

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Teens, come volunteer with the Summer Reading Challenge! Starting May 1, you can apply at your favorite GRPL location or online at www.grpl.org/teens. Have fun behind the scenes at the library while earning your required volunteer hours. Attend one of the orientation sessions below after you have submitted your application.

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Ask a Lawyer – Social Security Disability

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Grand Rapids Public Library, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Bar Association, hosts this free series that aims to provide information about common legal issues. At each session, expert attorneys will give a 10- to 30-minute overview of their area of law, followed by a question-and-answer period. This month’s topic: Social Security Disability.

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Free

Small Business Class: Market Research Series

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week until May 21, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn how to research your market, customers and competitors in this series on market research co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library and the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center. Registration is required at www.grpl.org/sbrc.

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