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May 2014

GRPL TSU (Teens Step Up) Orientation Sessions

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 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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Small Business Class: Market Research Series

May 21 @ 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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Closed for Memorial Day

The Madison Square, Ottawa Hills, Van Belkum and West Side Branches are closed for Memorial Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday.

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Closed for Memorial Day

All library locations are closed for Memorial Day. Regular hours resume tomorrow.

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2014 Summer Reading Challenge

May 27 - August 31

The experiment this summer will be to see how many books you can read (if you can pull yourself away from your laboratory.) All kids under 18 in the city are challenged to join the Mad Scientist Club—read books, perform crazy experiments, and become a science wiz. The more minutes you read, the more levels you unlock. Completing some levels will unlock bonus prizes. Can you get to the final level by the end of the summer? Grab your lab…

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YMCA Veggie Van

May 27 @ 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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Small Business Class: Defining Points – Understanding Balance Check

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Starting a business is hard, but the trials don’t end when a business gets off the ground. Every business faces decision points, challenges that can be overcome with proper planning and preparation. How do you plan to pass your business on, preserve your resources, and survive the leadership challenges that so many businesses face? This program will teach the theory, planning, and tactics that every business needs to turn threats into opportunities.

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Super Secret Science Saturday

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ottawa Hills Branch,
1150 Giddings SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Do you think you have what it takes to become a Mad Scientist? Test your skills in our secret laboratory, sign up to be a Summer Reading Challenger, enjoy test tube treats, and be initiated into the Mad Scientist Club!

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Super Secret Science Saturday

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Do you think you have what it takes to become a Mad Scientist? Test your skills in our secret laboratory, sign up to be a Summer Reading Challenger, enjoy test tube treats, and be initiated into the Mad Scientist Club!

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Super Secret Science Saturday

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Van Belkum Branch,
1563 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Do you think you have what it takes to become a Mad Scientist? Test your skills in our secret laboratory, sign up to be a Summer Reading Challenger, enjoy test tube treats, and be initiated into the Mad Scientist Club!

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