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Title
Date
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly informal book discussion. This month's selection is "The Orphan Master’s Son: A Novel" by Adam Johnson.
For adults.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
You know the stress and confusion of juggling different roles and demands. Dealing with your aging parents may be affecting your job performance, marriage and perhaps even your self-esteem. A presenter from Clark at Home will try to make life a little easier by providing some critical information about your parents' retirement living options so you can help guide them through this important transition… and improve the quality of your own life.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
For almost 130 years the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans has served the long-term care needs of Michigan's veterans. Currently the Home serves over 500 patients. Whether you sew, knit, crochet or weave, you can create a meaningful gift to warm a veteran's heart. Items needed include twin-size blankets and wheelchair/walker bags. Patterns will be available in the branch for use during these informal gatherings. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Vexed by your NOOK? Troubled by tables in Word? Get walk-in help from friendly KDL staff members who are available to help with eBook devices, email, digital photos and all things computer. Use your laptop or ours. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Harness this powerful tool for creating slideshow presentations with sizzle. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Vexed by your NOOK? Troubled by tables in Word? Get walk-in help from friendly KDL staff members who are available to help with eBook devices, email, digital photos and all things computer. Use your laptop or ours. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
A lot of getting connected to job opportunities is about who you know. Explore strategies and techniques needed to build and nurture effective relationships with contacts. Presented in partnership with Career Transitions Center West Michigan. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults. Job Seekers.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Vexed by your NOOK? Troubled by tables in Word? Get walk-in help from friendly KDL staff members who are available to help with eBook devices, email, digital photos and all things computer. Use your laptop or ours. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join wine aficionado Steve Siciliano, owner of Siciliano's Market, as he talks about the ins and outs of making wine at home. Learn about the basic equipment and procedures needed for making wine from concentrated kits, as well as with fresh fruits and vegetables. For adults.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn the fundamentals of Internet and email security. This class will include a discussion of online threats (viruses, bots, spyware, malware, spam and zombies) and a hands-on overview of the methods and software used in combating them. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
The Friends of Cascade Library present a luncheon and presentation by Grand Rapids author Susan Newhof, who will speak about her book "Spirits and Wine." Her book is a mystery and a ghost story all wrapped up in one about a ghostly presence that compels a couple to seek the truth about their house's past. Pre-registration is required by October 20. Luncheon for Friends members is $10, non-members is $12 and author talk only is $5. Pay at the door. For adults. Author Visit.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Broaden your Excel horizons by creating charts, developing a simple database and learning to mail merge address databases. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard and have basic Excel skills. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Optimize your use of the professional networking website LinkedIn and develop your networking experience. Please bring your own laptop if possible. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology. Job Seekers.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Vexed by your NOOK? Troubled by tables in Word? Get walk-in help from friendly KDL staff members who are available to help with eBook devices, email, digital photos and all things computer. Use your laptop or ours. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for conversation and fun as we discover new books together. This month's selection is "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Byron Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Kelly Gilbert and Steve Kitchen, authors of "Future Proof Investing," will teach participants to make financial decisions based upon their own goals and objectives. In keeping with KDL policy, this is not a sales seminar, but an informational program about different models of retirement planning and how to save and protect funds for an attainable and sustainable retirement. For adults.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Get more out of reading! Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company with great books. This month's selection is "Code Name: Verity" by Elizabeth Wein. Snacks provided. For adults.
Library
Comstock Park Branch

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
KDL helps you connect. Learn to "friend," upload photos and maintain your profile on the most popular social media site online. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet and must have a Facebook account or create one before the day of class. Library staff can assist you if needed. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Service Center

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Pick the perfect holiday gift from a bake sale or variety of local crafters and home-based businesses and help support the Friends of the Plainfield Library. Also, make a bid on a variety of themed gift baskets on display October 20 though October 25. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Connect with some of our area's most renowned poets on the 4th Sunday of September, October, and November. This month's featured poets: "Three Voices": Back by popular demand, David Cope, Barbara Saunier, and Joy Gaines-Friedler share the stage in what promises to be a wonderful afternoon. Presented by the Friends of the Kentwood Library. For adults and teens. Author Visit. Book Discussion.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Find what you want on the Internet. Personalize your home page, access toolbar features, organize your favorites and become a savvy browser. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Enhance your family history research skills and discover city directories, maps and city/county local histories. Prerequisites: Participants must have attended Online Genealogy Research I. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Are you struggling with your new Windows 8 laptop? Bring it to this class and learn some of the special functions and features to better navigate Windows 8. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Practice with other adults who are learning English. Presented in partnership with the Literacy Center of West Michigan. Registration is limited. Please call the Literacy Center at 616-459-5151 ext. 20 for more information. For adults (must be 18 or older to attend). Práctica con otros adultos que están aprendiendo Inglés. Presentado en colaboración con el Centro de Alfabetización de West Michigan. La registración está limitada, favor de llamar al Centro de Alfabetización al número 616-459-5151 ext. 20 para más información. Para los adultos (debe tener 18 años o más para asistir).
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Not sure how to use your shiny new device? Bring your own eReader or tablet to the library to learn and share tips about everything from apps to eBooks. Don't own one yet? Stop in to see how these devices are being used before making a purchase decision. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Wine Tasting
Location
Good + Skutt
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
The author of "Michigan's Holy Water: The Great Lakes Wine Bible" spent 15 months traveling the state interviewing wine makers and vineyard owners. His book offers a peek behind the door of the tasting room. For adults. Author Visit.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Paul Faba, owner of Pauly's in Lowell, will pique your palate's interest with a few of his favorite Michigan wines. Participants must be age 21 or older. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited -- each attendee must register separately. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
For almost 130 years the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans has served the long-term care needs of Michigan's veterans. Currently the Home serves over 500 patients. Whether you sew, knit, crochet or weave, you can create a meaningful gift to warm a veteran's heart. Items needed include twin-size blankets and wheelchair/walker bags. Patterns will be available in the branch for use during these informal gatherings. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Aspiring writers looking to give and receive support and feedback are welcome! Interested? Please contact the facilitator, Dr. Lisa McNeilley, at lisa.hope@comcast.net. Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Explore additional formatting of your documents, such as tables, page breaks and lists, in addition to learning how to use shortcut keys. Prerequisites: Participants must have basic skills using Microsoft Word. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Create a positive and lasting impression. Learn essential techniques of how to ace interviews in today's job market and how to negotiate terms of employment. Presented in partnership with Career Transitions Center West Michigan. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults. Job Seekers.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Collect ideas for different projects and interests in one place using this addictive social networking site. Create and share collections (called "boards") of visual bookmarks (called "pins") that you can use to do things like plan trips and projects, organize events or save articles and recipes. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced with using the mouse and Internet, have or create an email account before the day of class, and be willing to create a Pinterest account. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. For adults.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Experience an introduction to Excel's data analysis features through the use of pivot tables and conditional formatting to discover patterns or important changes in your data. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard and have basic Excel skills, including charts and databases. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Friday, October 31, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. For adults.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Vexed by your NOOK? Troubled by tables in Word? Get walk-in help from friendly KDL staff members who are available to help with eBook devices, email, digital photos and all things computer. Use your laptop or ours. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Great bargains on used books and media donated to the Friends of the Library -- adult, teens, children's and collectibles. Members preview starts at 9:00 AM. For adults.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. For adults.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Kelly Gilbert and Steve Kitchen, authors of "Future Proof Investing," will teach participants to make financial decisions based upon their own goals and objectives. In keeping with KDL policy, this is not a sales seminar, but an informational program about different models of retirement planning and how to save and protect funds for an attainable and sustainable retirement. For adults.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, November 02, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Great bargains on used books and media donated to the Friends of the Library -- adult, teens, children's and collectibles. For adults.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 03, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Having trouble taming the mouse? Take the first step in getting engaged with technology. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 03, 2014
Time
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Are you struggling with your new Windows 8 laptop? Bring it to this class and learn some of the special functions and features to better navigate Windows 8. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 03, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Calvin College Biology Professor Bud Bouma will explain how stem cells are different from other cells, how they can be used to cure diseases and what makes their use controversial. This is part of the Monday night "Live and Learn" lecture series, presented in partnership with the Comstock Park Community Outreach group. For adults.
Library
Comstock Park Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 03, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn ways to grow children's knowledge about money and economics that will help prepare them for kindergarten and for life. Session offers one hour of professional development. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Adults only please; child care is not provided. Sponsored by Great Start CONNECT.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Vexed by your NOOK? Troubled by tables in Word? Get walk-in help from friendly KDL staff members who are available to help with eBook devices, email, digital photos and all things computer. Use your laptop or ours. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
This introductory class covers creating, editing and saving your spreadsheet, as well as working with simple formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard and Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Alto Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Meet other area writers and get support in writing your masterpiece as part of National Novel Writing Month. Come ready to write. For questions prior to the event, email OCGRNanos@gmail.com. For adults.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Published or aspiring writers are invited to explore a new writer's group for folks interested in plays, poetry, screenplays and short stories. Topics to be discussed include revising work and getting published. If there is sufficient interest, attendees will help develop a format and schedule for ongoing meetings in partnership with the Rockford Area Arts Commission. For adults.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
For almost 130 years the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans has served the long-term care needs of Michigan's veterans. Currently the Home serves over 500 patients. Whether you sew, knit, crochet or weave, you can create a meaningful gift to warm a veteran's heart. Items needed include twin-size blankets and wheelchair/walker bags. Patterns will be available in the branch for use during these informal gatherings. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Use a Yahoo email account to communicate effectively. We'll show you how to maintain your list of contacts, store and retrieve emails and send and receive attachments such as photos. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard and must have a Yahoo email account or create one at least one day before the scheduled class. Library staff can assist you if needed. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Learn how to enter and delete text, format fonts, name, save and retrieve a Microsoft Word document. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Enhance your documents and projects by using advanced formatting such as columns, setting custom margins and adding images from the web. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the Internet and Microsoft Word. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Meet other area writers and get support in writing your masterpiece as part of National Novel Writing Month. Come ready to write. For questions prior to the event, email OCGRNanos@gmail.com. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn a variety of ways to use herbs and essential oils to make gifts for every occasion! We start out by discussing (and sharing!) some tasty foods that can be packaged as gifts. This is followed by ideas for using essential oils to make bath sachets, oils, bath salts and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for an informal book discussion. This month's selection is "Silence for the Dead" by Simone St. James. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Create documents, spreadsheets and shareable personal calendars as well as store and share files and documents. Find out how to use these Google Drive tools free from any computer or tablet with Internet access. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet and must have an email account or create one before the day of class. Library staff can assist you if needed. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Learn how to enter and delete text, format fonts, name, save and retrieve a Microsoft Word document. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn a variety of ways to use herbs and essential oils to make gifts for every occasion! We start out by discussing (and sharing!) some tasty foods that can be packaged as gifts. This is followed by ideas for using essential oils to make bath sachets, oils, bath salts and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults.
Library
Byron Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly discussion. This month's selection is "The Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman. For adults.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
In this interactive session early childhood professionals will explore how technology can be used to help young children learn. We will review guidelines for quality technology experiences and will evaluate several early childhood applications and websites. Bring your questions and learn more about technology used with children. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Adults only please; child care is not provided. Sponsored by Great Start CONNECT.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Video games, apps and television have become a normal part of childhood starting from a young age. How does it affect brain development? Is too much a bad thing, or will it give kids a competitive edge? Join Spectrum Health Community Health Educator Kim DeLaFuente and learn the truth about the impact of screen time on growing brains and bodies. Session offers one hour of professional development. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Adults only please; child care is not provided. Sponsored by Great Start CONNECT.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 10, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Having trouble finding your saved files and photos? This basic class will teach you to save, organize and locate documents and pictures on your Windows 7 computer. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 10, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
A Holocaust educator for more than 25 years shares his experience as a Jewish child growing up in Germany under Hitler, his survival in several different concentration camps and eventual liberation into Sweden. Despite it all, his is a story of hope and faith. Part of the "Live and Learn" lecture series, presented in partnership with the Comstock Park Community Outreach Group. For all ages. NOTE: Due to space constraints, this program will be held at Mill Creek Middle School, 100 Betty Street NE, Comstock Park.
Library
Comstock Park Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 10, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Rockford's very own chocolatier, Polly Von Eschen, will discuss the history of chocolate, different types of chocolate, and the basics of creating your very own delicacies at home. Sponsored by the Friends of the Krause Memorial Library. For adults.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 10, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
What are the roots of misbehavior and how can we help young children self regulate their behavior? In this session you will learn how to use choice consequence and positive reinforcement to eliminate power struggles and tears. This is a standalone session but early childhood professionals will gain valuable and applicable background knowledge by attending the "Fostering Goodness" workshop held earlier in the season. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Adults only please; child care is not provided. Sponsored by Great Start CONNECT.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Non-computer programmers rejoice -- you can create and publish your own website or blog using Weebly. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and the Internet and must have an email address or create one before the day of class. Library staff can assist you if needed. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Vexed by your NOOK? Troubled by tables in Word? Get walk-in help from friendly KDL staff members who are available to help with eBook devices, email, digital photos and all things computer. Use your laptop or ours. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company with great books. This month's selection is "The Mighty Queens of Freeville" by Amy Dickinson. For adults.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company. This month's selection is "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman. For adults.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Broaden your Excel horizons by creating charts, developing a simple database and learning to mail merge address databases. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard and have basic Excel skills. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Discussion of a selection of the most talked-about books, September 2014 through June 2015. This month's selection is "As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner. Sponsored by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Meet other area writers and get support in writing your masterpiece as part of National Novel Writing Month. Come ready to write. For questions prior to the event, email OCGRNanos@gmail.com. For adults.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Published or aspiring writers are invited to explore a new writer's group for folks interested in plays, poetry, screenplays and short stories. Topics to be discussed include revising work and getting published. If there is sufficient interest, attendees will help develop a format and schedule for ongoing meetings in partnership with the Rockford Area Arts Commission. For adults.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn a variety of ways to use herbs and essential oils to make gifts for every occasion! We start out by discussing (and sharing!) some tasty foods that can be packaged as gifts. This is followed by ideas for using essential oils to make bath sachets, oils, bath salts and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for an engaging book discussion. This month's selection is "Hollow City" by Ransom Riggs. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
For almost 130 years the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans has served the long-term care needs of Michigan's veterans. Currently the Home serves over 500 patients. Whether you sew, knit, crochet or weave, you can create a meaningful gift to warm a veteran's heart. Items needed include twin-size blankets and wheelchair/walker bags. Patterns will be available in the branch for use during these informal gatherings. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Aspiring writers looking to give and receive support and feedback are welcome! Interested? Please contact the facilitator, Dr. Lisa McNeilley, at lisa.hope@comcast.net. Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
KDL helps you connect. Learn to "friend," upload photos and maintain your profile on the most popular social media site online. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet and must have a Facebook account or create one before the day of class. Library staff can assist you if needed. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for coffee and an informal discussion based around the current book selected. This month's selection is "Rules of Murder" by Julianna Deering. For adults.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Explore additional formatting of your documents, such as tables, page breaks and lists, in addition to learning how to use shortcut keys. Prerequisites: Participants must have basic skills using Microsoft Word. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Spencer Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
(Please note date change)
Rewriting is a crucial part of fiction writing. Author Caitlin Horrocks, New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice honoree, will outline strategies for successful revision on many levels, from ruthless line editing to wholesale re-envisioning of stalled or stale stories. There will be readings, discussion and exercises to make problematic pieces more promising. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For adults. Author Visit.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Meet other area writers and get support in writing your masterpiece as part of National Novel Writing Month. Come ready to write. For questions prior to the event, email OCGRNanos@gmail.com. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn a variety of ways to use herbs and essential oils to make gifts for every occasion! We start out by discussing (and sharing!) some tasty foods that can be packaged as gifts. This is followed by ideas for using essential oils to make bath sachets, oils, bath salts and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Create documents, spreadsheets and shareable personal calendars as well as store and share files and documents. Find out how to use these Google Drive tools free from any computer or tablet with Internet access. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet and must have an email account or create one before the day of class. Library staff can assist you if needed. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join with other readers to discuss your thoughts and opinions on "The Bees" by Laline Paull. For adults.
Library
Alto Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Discover powerful, free tools for creating résumés, writing effective cover letters and informing your career aspirations. You will create an online customized résumé, learn to target online searching for open positions, access tutorials for computer skills, write cover letters and manage your successful job search. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for a lively and informal discussion of a variety of relevant and interesting books! This month's selection is "Manuscript Found in Accra" by Paulo Coelho. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Not sure how to use your shiny new device? Bring your own eReader or tablet to the library to learn and share tips about everything from apps to eBooks. Don't own one yet? Stop in to see how these devices are being used before making a purchase decision. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Learn the fundamentals of Internet and email security. This class will include a discussion of online threats (viruses, bots, spyware, malware, spam and zombies) and a hands-on overview of the methods and software used in combating them. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
What are the roots of misbehavior and how can we help young children self regulate their behavior? In this session you will learn how to use choice consequence and positive reinforcement to eliminate power struggles and tears. This is a standalone session but early childhood professionals will gain valuable and applicable background knowledge by attending the "Fostering Goodness" workshop held earlier in the season. Adults only please; child care is not provided.
Library
Byron Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of some good books. This month's selection is "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach. For adults.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Friday, November 14, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
As a stop on the annual Christmas Through Lowell shopping event, the Friends will sell book baskets, premium gift-worthy books and book-related holiday gifts and decor. Hungry shoppers can also purchase cookies and coffee for a pick-me-up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Englehardt Library. For adults.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Description
As a stop on the annual Christmas Through Lowell shopping event, the Friends will sell book baskets, premium gift-worthy books and book-related holiday gifts and decor. Hungry shoppers can also purchase cookies and coffee for a pick-me-up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Englehardt Library. For adults.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Donated and gently used library books for sale at bargain prices! All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Gaines Township Branch of KDL. For adults.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Proceeds from this craft and home product sale will benefit the Friends of the Library. Vendors can pick up applications at the library and purchase a booth for $25 by Monday, November 3. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Please join us for a friendly, informal book discussion. This month's selection is "This Dark Road to Mercy" by Wiley Cash. For adults.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Donated and gently used library books for sale at bargain prices! All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Gaines Township Branch of KDL. For adults.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company. This month's selection is "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Find what you want on the Internet. Personalize your home page, access toolbar features, organize your favorites and become a savvy browser. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
KDL helps you connect. Learn to "friend," upload photos and maintain your profile on the most popular social media site online. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet and must have a Facebook account or create one before the day of class. Library staff can assist you if needed. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to keep hives on your property -- and why that's important. Dr. Meghan Milbrath, owner of Sand Hill Apiaries and nationally known bee expert, will show what's needed to get started. Part of the Monday night "Live and Learn" lecture series, presented in partnership with the Comstock Park Community Outreach group. For adults.
Library
Comstock Park Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn a variety of ways to use herbs and essential oils to make gifts for every occasion! We start out by discussing (and sharing!) some tasty foods that can be packaged as gifts. This is followed by ideas for using essential oils to make bath sachets, oils, bath salts and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Experience an introduction to Excel's data analysis features through the use of pivot tables and conditional formatting to discover patterns or important changes in your data. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard and have basic Excel skills, including charts and databases. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Alto Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly and fun book discussion. This month's selection is "The Madonnas of Leningrad" by Dean Debra.
For adults.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Meet other area writers and get support in writing your masterpiece as part of National Novel Writing Month. Come ready to write. For questions prior to the event, email OCGRNanos@gmail.com. For adults.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Published or aspiring writers are invited to explore a new writer's group for folks interested in plays, poetry, screenplays and short stories. Topics to be discussed include revising work and getting published. If there is sufficient interest, attendees will help develop a format and schedule for ongoing meetings in partnership with the Rockford Area Arts Commission. For adults.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly informal book discussion. This month's selection is "Testament" by John Grisham. For adults.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
An expert on life enrichment in the home from Clark at Home will discuss factors linked to successful aging, including having an active lifestyle, positive coping skills, good social relationships and support, as well as self-efficacy. Miranda will discuss creative ways to adapt to each of these areas as one meets the changing demands of adulthood, focusing on the best quality of life for any individuals. For adults.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn a variety of ways to use herbs and essential oils to make gifts for every occasion! We start out by discussing (and sharing!) some tasty foods that can be packaged as gifts. This is followed by ideas for using essential oils to make bath sachets, oils, bath salts and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
What are the roots of misbehavior and how can we help young children self regulate their behavior? In this session you will learn how to use choice consequence and positive reinforcement to eliminate power struggles and tears. This is a standalone session but early childhood professionals will gain valuable and applicable background knowledge by attending the "Fostering Goodness" workshop held earlier in the season. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Adults only please; child care is not provided. Sponsored by Great Start CONNECT.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
For almost 130 years the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans has served the long-term care needs of Michigan's veterans. Currently the Home serves over 500 patients. Whether you sew, knit, crochet or weave, you can create a meaningful gift to warm a veteran's heart. Items needed include twin-size blankets and wheelchair/walker bags. Patterns will be available in the branch for use during these informal gatherings. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn the fundamentals of Internet and email security. This class will include a discussion of online threats (viruses, bots, spyware, malware, spam and zombies) and a hands-on overview of the methods and software used in combating them. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Enhance your documents and projects by using advanced formatting such as columns, setting custom margins and adding images from the web. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the Internet and Microsoft Word. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
How do they do that? Learn to add fun special effects and subtitles to your digital photos. Bring your own photos on a personal flash drive or learn using ours. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Vexed by your NOOK? Troubled by tables in Word? Get walk-in help from friendly KDL staff members who are available to help with eBook devices, email, digital photos and all things computer. Use your laptop or ours. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Meet other area writers and get support in writing your masterpiece as part of National Novel Writing Month. Come ready to write. For questions prior to the event, email OCGRNanos@gmail.com. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

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