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August 2016

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 1, 2016

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. Free and open to the public.

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Pajama Time!

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 1, 2016

Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents!

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Acting Up Theatre

August 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Charlie the Couch Potato does nothing all day except watch TV, play video games and eat junk food. The problem is that he was planted to become a fat-free potato for fat-free french fries, but he has a lot of fat and has no motivation to lose it. Now, the chef has hired a fitness specialist to whip Charlie into shape. The fitness specialist—Move More Murray—encourages Charlie to put down the snacks and to “move, play and read!”

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SBDC Social Media Series: Social Media 101

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Looking to enhance your social media skills for business? Come learn from Leandra Williams with the Grand Rapids Small Business Development Center. Using real world examples, this three-part series consists of lectures, hands-on training, and interactive questions–and–answer sessions. Bring your own laptop or tablet to create your own social media accounts. Registration is required.

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Acting Up Theatre

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Charlie the Couch Potato does nothing all day except watch TV, play video games and eat junk food. The problem is that he was planted to become a fat-free potato for fat-free french fries, but he has a lot of fat and has no motivation to lose it. Now, the chef has hired a fitness specialist to whip Charlie into shape. The fitness specialist—Move More Murray—encourages Charlie to put down the snacks and to “move, play and read!”

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Guerilla Cosplay Workshop

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Want to make comics-based costumes inexpensively? Want to cosplay for a comic-con but aren’t sure how to make a costume? Attend this workshop and create an easy cosplay costume. Learn tips and tricks on creating a cosplay outfit. Bring some friends and create a costume together. There will be prizes and a fashion show. For grades 6-12.

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Reading the Great Lakes – August 2016

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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. August’s selection is Ravens in…

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Mascot Summer Reading Celebration

August 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Are your summer reading goals a slam dunk? Are you going the extra mile and reading even more than you planned? Come to your favorite branch to celebrate reading and summer with your favorite team mascot! Celebrate with your teammates and enjoy cake and punch while collecting lots of prizes for all of your reading efforts. Get your picture taken with local team mascots like Griff, Sparty, Louie the Laker, and Hoopie. Make a fun craft too!

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Journey to the American Dream: A 21-Day Survival Guide for Overcoming Racism

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
2016RacismAndreFields

Book release, signing, giveaway and author talk with Dr. Andre Fields

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Mascot Summer Reading Celebration

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Are your summer reading goals a slam dunk? Are you going the extra mile and reading even more than you planned? Come to your favorite branch to celebrate reading and summer with your favorite team mascot! Celebrate with your teammates and enjoy cake and punch while collecting lots of prizes for all of your reading efforts. Get your picture taken with local team mascots like Griff, Sparty, Louie the Laker, and Hoopie. Make a fun craft too!

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Speak Up: All About Oral History

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

History is made up of the stories of individual people. Oral histories record these stories, highlighting the role a person played in the broader community. Over time, some stories are buried or forgotten. Oral histories can speak to these gaps, bringing new information to light and changing the story going forward. But what exactly are oral histories, where do you find them, and how do you use them? Using film and audio clips, historian and archivist Jennifer Morrison will discuss…

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SBDC Social Media Series: Social Media 201

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Looking to enhance your social media skills for business? Come learn from Leandra Williams with the Grand Rapids Small Business Development Center. Using real world examples, this three-part series consists of lectures, hands-on training, and interactive questions–and–answer sessions. Bring your own laptop or tablet to create your own social media accounts. Registration is required.

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Renewal Madness

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a discussion on why the City of Grand Rapids chose to enter the path of Urban Renewal in the latter half of the 20th century. Our local history experts will examine the national trends as to why urban renewal was considered a benefit to the city, how the city decided what to eradicate and what to keep, who this plan might have benefited, and how it still affects us today.

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An Evening with Author W. Bruce Cameron

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Stop in for a conversation with bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron, Michigan Notable Book finalist for The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man. After beginning his career as a humor columnist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News, Cameron has gone on to write bestselling novels as well as to write for television and feature films. He will discuss how a Michigan boy went from repossessing cars to being a LA-based author/screenwriter still connected to his roots. A book signing will…

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September 2016

Screen Printing Party with WMCAT

September 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Challenge at our Screen Printing Party. Not only can you pick up your finisher t-shirt, you will have the opportunity to screen print your own notebook with the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT). Come meet the Ambrose Apprentices and use the WMCAT Mobile Maker to screen print a notebook. There will be other fun activities and snacks. For grades 6-12.

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Reading the Great Lakes – September 2016

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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. September’s selection is Rez Life:…

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Proposal Writing Basics for Nonprofits

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

You’ve found a possible foundation to fund your new project. That’s excellent. 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…

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Building Basic Computer Skills

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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.

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 21, 2016

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. Free and open to the public.

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Understanding your Social Security Benefits

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Understanding your Social Security benefits is a crucial part of your life’s journey. At this seminar, you will learn a wealth of information about Social Security benefits, and about a variety of resources and tools to help streamline the benefits process. At any stage or any age, whether you are just beginning your career, or within a few years of retirement, educating yourself about your Social Security benefits is a smart investment.

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Michigan’s River Jordan

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join literary and public historian Veta Tucker Smith as she discusses her recently published work, A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland. A long-time West Michigan educator and founder of the Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley State University, Tucker will discuss the role of the Detroit River corridor in the underground railroad movement, as fugitive slaves fled the United States for Canada. A Fluid Frontier, co-edited by Tucker and Karolyn…

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Small Business Research Essentials

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Business Librarian for an informative journey through the Library’s small business resources. Arm yourself with the best business information available, and give yourself the upper hand whether you are starting or growing your business.

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Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

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Discovering the Internet

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Using the Internet can be an intimidating experience for many people. In this class, you will learn how the Internet works and basic definitions for the most common Internet terms. Discover tips and tricks on how to protect your information and identity while searching, shopping and surfing the web.

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 21, 2016

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. Free and open to the public.

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Getting Started with Lynda.com

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Need advanced-level help with Excel? Want to learn how to use new Adobe software? Interested in travel photography? With Lynda.com and your library card, you can pick up a new hobby or begin training for a new career with the help of engaging online tutorials from industry experts. Tutorials cover a wide range of skills and topics in the fields of business, technology, and the arts. This introductory class will walk you through the steps of signing up for this…

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Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

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Exploring Social Media and Email

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Internet and social media have made it easier than ever to keep in touch with friends and family. Beginning with a brief introduction to email, this class will teach you how to communicate with others online and offer tips on how to be safe while doing so. You will learn the basics about Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find out what you need to get started with Skype, Google Hangouts and other video calling services.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 21, 2016

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. Free and open to the public.

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Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

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How to Use the Library to Write a Business Plan

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and the Internet, this course will highlight library resources to assist students in crafting a well-written business plan. Both online and offline resources will be covered.

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October 2016

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 21, 2016

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. Free and open to the public.

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Managing your Digital Footprint

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Have you ever forgotten a password? Do you wish you had a plan to manage your online information and protect your privacy? Managing your digital footprint may seem intimidating, but with a plan and the right tools, you can stay safe and get the most out of your experience online. This class offers methods and tools you can use right away to begin managing your online profiles, passwords and information.

Find out more »

Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

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Market Research Series

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2016

No matter your level, entrepreneurship is about risk. The most effective entrepreneurs understand how to reduce and understand their risk through information, specifically market research. But how does an entrepreneur actually do research in terms of their industry, customers, and competition? In this series from the GRPL Business Librarian, you’ll learn exactly that: the tools, tactics, and strategies to make market research faster, easier, and more beneficial to any entrepreneur at any level! Registration is required. Wednesday, October 5 7:00…

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 21, 2016

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. Free and open to the public.

Find out more »

Discovering the Internet

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Using the Internet can be an intimidating experience for many people. In this class, you will learn how the Internet works and basic definitions for the most common Internet terms. Discover tips and tricks on how to protect your information and identity while searching, shopping and surfing the web.

Find out more »

Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

Find out more »

Market Research Series

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2016

No matter your level, entrepreneurship is about risk. The most effective entrepreneurs understand how to reduce and understand their risk through information, specifically market research. But how does an entrepreneur actually do research in terms of their industry, customers, and competition? In this series from the GRPL Business Librarian, you’ll learn exactly that: the tools, tactics, and strategies to make market research faster, easier, and more beneficial to any entrepreneur at any level! Registration is required. Wednesday, October 5 7:00…

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Getting Started with Lynda.com

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Need advanced-level help with Excel? Want to learn how to use new Adobe software? Interested in travel photography? With Lynda.com and your library card, you can pick up a new hobby or begin training for a new career with the help of engaging online tutorials from industry experts. Tutorials cover a wide range of skills and topics in the fields of business, technology, and the arts. This introductory class will walk you through the steps of signing up for this…

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Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 21, 2016

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. Free and open to the public.

Find out more »

Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

Find out more »

Market Research Series

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2016

No matter your level, entrepreneurship is about risk. The most effective entrepreneurs understand how to reduce and understand their risk through information, specifically market research. But how does an entrepreneur actually do research in terms of their industry, customers, and competition? In this series from the GRPL Business Librarian, you’ll learn exactly that: the tools, tactics, and strategies to make market research faster, easier, and more beneficial to any entrepreneur at any level! Registration is required. Wednesday, October 5 7:00…

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 21, 2016

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. Free and open to the public.

Find out more »

Managing your Digital Footprint

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you ever forgotten a password? Do you wish you had a plan to manage your online information and protect your privacy? Managing your digital footprint may seem intimidating, but with a plan and the right tools, you can stay safe and get the most out of your experience online. This class offers methods and tools you can use right away to begin managing your online profiles, passwords and information.

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 21, 2016

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. Free and open to the public.

Find out more »
November 2016

Building Basic Computer Skills

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 21, 2016

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. Free and open to the public.

Find out more »

Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 28, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

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Introduction to Finding Funders for Nonprofits

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Designed for beginner fundraisers, this brief course shows how your organization can identify potential funders and prepare to seek grants. Using the Foundation Directory Online Platinum, a database of 70,000 foundations, students will compile a list of foundation prospects that match their organization’s needs. We’ll also briefly touch upon other grant sources, such as government and business, and learn about various guides to proposal writing.

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Proposal Writing Basics for Nonprofits

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

You’ve found a possible foundation to fund your new project. That’s excellent. 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…

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 21, 2016

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. Free and open to the public.

Find out more »

Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 28, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

Find out more »

Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 28, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

Find out more »

Getting Started with Lynda.com

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Need advanced-level help with Excel? Want to learn how to use new Adobe software? Interested in travel photography? With Lynda.com and your library card, you can pick up a new hobby or begin training for a new career with the help of engaging online tutorials from industry experts. Tutorials cover a wide range of skills and topics in the fields of business, technology, and the arts. This introductory class will walk you through the steps of signing up for this…

Find out more »

Discovering the Internet

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Using the Internet can be an intimidating experience for many people. In this class, you will learn how the Internet works and basic definitions for the most common Internet terms. Discover tips and tricks on how to protect your information and identity while searching, shopping and surfing the web.

Find out more »

Small Business Research Essentials

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Business Librarian for an informative journey through the Library’s small business resources. Arm yourself with the best business information available, and give yourself the upper hand whether you are starting or growing your business.

Find out more »

Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

November 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 21, 2016

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. Free and open to the public.

Find out more »

Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 28, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

Find out more »

Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 28, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

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Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 28, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

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Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 28, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

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Building Basic Computer Skills

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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Managing your Digital Footprint

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Have you ever forgotten a password? Do you wish you had a plan to manage your online information and protect your privacy? Managing your digital footprint may seem intimidating, but with a plan and the right tools, you can stay safe and get the most out of your experience online. This class offers methods and tools you can use right away to begin managing your online profiles, passwords and information.

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December 2016

Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 19, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

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Using Facebook to Promote Your Business

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

One of the first rules of marketing is ‘go where your customers are.’ And where are your customers? Increasingly, they are found online! Join the Business Librarian for an informative session on how to use Facebook and other social media tools to engage customers, start and grow your business.

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Getting Started with Lynda.com

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Need advanced-level help with Excel? Want to learn how to use new Adobe software? Interested in travel photography? With Lynda.com and your library card, you can pick up a new hobby or begin training for a new career with the help of engaging online tutorials from industry experts. Tutorials cover a wide range of skills and topics in the fields of business, technology, and the arts. This introductory class will walk you through the steps of signing up for this…

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Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

December 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 19, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

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Discovering the Internet

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Using the Internet can be an intimidating experience for many people. In this class, you will learn how the Internet works and basic definitions for the most common Internet terms. Discover tips and tricks on how to protect your information and identity while searching, shopping and surfing the web.

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How to Use the Library to Write a Business Plan

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and the Internet, this course will highlight library resources to assist students in crafting a well-written business plan. Both online and offline resources will be covered.

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Speak to a Geek: One-on-One Computer Sessions

December 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 19, 2016

Are your relatives tired of you asking for computer help? Are you hoping to boost your resume with new computer skills? The library offers individual assistance in learning: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Ebooks, and Library Resources. From getting acquainted with your computer or device, to training in spreadsheets, or internet navigation, we can help. Call one of our 7 branches to schedule a time or stop by one of our walk-in question and answer sessions at…

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Managing your Digital Footprint

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you ever forgotten a password? Do you wish you had a plan to manage your online information and protect your privacy? Managing your digital footprint may seem intimidating, but with a plan and the right tools, you can stay safe and get the most out of your experience online. This class offers methods and tools you can use right away to begin managing your online profiles, passwords and information.

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