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Dear Future Me

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Central Library
Teen Area
A new year means looking forward to the future. Write an encouraging letter to your future self and we'll mail it to you from the future!
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From the Heart

Thursday, February 07, 2019
All Locations
Help us make Valentines for residents of local nursing homes and make an extra to give to your special someone. Drop in during open hours at all locations. Family welcome.
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Go Short with your Annual Report

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
ONEplace@kpl
Webinar
ONEplace Video Series! Watch the video in your space & at your convenience anytime Monday January 21 through Thursday January 24. Post your comments, questions, and related resources on our Facebook page. It's a video plus several resources to help you build a sleek and effective annual report

Presented by Kivi Leroux Miller

Registration required
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Toddler Talk

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Children's Area
Toddlers 1-3 Years
Toddlers play while adults share joys and challenges of parenting 1-3 year olds. Carolyn Call, RN, parent educator/facilitator.
No registration required!
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Little Scientists

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Central Library
Story Place
Early literacy and STEAM activities for preschoolers and their caregivers. Best for ages 3-6. Registration required.
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Baby Talk

2:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Children's Area
Babies up to One Year
Talk about the care of babies up to one year of age with other parents. Carolyn Call, RN, facilitator.
No registration required!
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Eastwood Branch
Community Room
Honor Civil Rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Listen to a story, enjoy a short film, and do some activities. Family welcome.
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Tea and Conversation with Tea Expert, Tony from Life Cycle

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Barnabee Gallery
Drop in and enjoy a nice hot cup of tea with Tony. Learn and share a conversation about what makes a good cup of tea. 
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Magic: the Gathering

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Whether you're new to the game or a seasoned player, we welcome you to come out and play! Friends from Fanfare will be there to help teach the game and offer some friendly competition. Snacks provided.
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Novel Ideas Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Story Room
Engage in thought-provoking conversation about books, exchange perspectives, and get to know your neighbors.

In January, we will discuss The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. 

At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that’s not meant to be read…
 
My darling Cecilia,
If you’re reading this, then I’ve died…
 
Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not only the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. And then imagine that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive…
 
Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. But that letter is about to change everything—and not just for her. There are other women who barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they, too, are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Library
Story Place
Engage in exciting stories, songs, and activities. Best for ages 3-5.
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Ask a Lawyer Immigration Clinic

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
New Family-based Immigration Legal Clinics!

Are you a legal permanent resident (with green card) or US Citizen who has questions about immigrating family members to the US? In collaboration with KPL, Justice for Our Neighbors-Michigan (JFON-MI) will sponsor free, monthly, family-based immigration legal clinics for low-income individuals.  In a 20-30 minute appointment, an attorney will provide limited advice, additional resources and/or referrals. Same-sex couples/LGBTQ family-based immigration questions welcome!  

Call JFON-MI, 269-743-2501 to make an appointment.

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Grant Writing Basics

9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
This introduction to grant writing gives you a strong foothold to tackling your grant proposal. We dissect the process, get into the minds of the funders and walk you step-by-step through each element. 

In this workshop 
Learn what foundations want and how to best work with them 
Explore step-by-step procedures for writing powerful proposals that meet the requirements of potential funders 
Review what you can do now to prepare yourself & your org 

Presented by Matthew Lechel, ONEplace Director 

Registration is required
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Baby Lapsit

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Oshtemo Branch
Children's Area
Songs, bounces, and rhymes for babies from birth to walking with their caregivers. Siblings welcome.
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1-2-3 Play with Me

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Central Library
Story Place
Spend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development during this enjoyable one month workshop. For children 1 to 3 years and their parents and caregivers. Learn more here. Registration required. Infant and preschool siblings may attend with registered toddler. Call 269-553-7804 or visit the Central Library Children's Room to register.
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Baby Steps

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oshtemo Branch
Children's Area
Rhymes, songs, and books for little ones from walking to 24 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Storytime for the whole family!
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun activities designed for preschoolers from birth to age 5, but younger and older siblings welcome. Children must be acompanied by an adult caregiver.
No registration required!
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Play to Learn

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Eastwood Branch
Children's Area
Come to the Story Place and engage in play for early learning. For children ages 1 to 5 with caregiver, siblings welcomed.
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Play to Learn

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Washington Square Branch
Children's Area
Come to the Story Place and engage in play for early learning. For children ages 1 to 5 with caregiver, siblings welcomed.
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Overdue Brew: Beer and Food Pairing

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gonzo's Bigg Dogg Brewing Co
Brewery
Impress your friends at your next dinner party with your craft brew knowledge. Learn what brews complement certain foods. Includes a tour of the brewing facility.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Central Library
Story Place
Storytime for the whole family!
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun activities designed for preschoolers from birth to age 5, but younger and older siblings welcome.
Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
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Play to Learn

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Children's Area
Come to the Story Place and engage in play for early learning. For children ages 1 to 5 with caregiver, siblings welcomed.
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Ask a Lawyer

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Central Library
Study Room 1
Free legal clinic for Kalamazoo County residents of low-to-moderate income with Bar Association lawyers.  Get help with most areas of civil law, including landlord-tenant problems, divorce, and family law.  Appointments for a 30-minute, one-time consultation. You may make one appointment during a six-month period. Not available for individuals who have already consulted an attorney. 

Please contact the Law Library at 269-553-7920 for an appointment.
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Taste Test Challenge

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Central Library
Teen Studio
Can you taste the difference between brands of cookies, soda, and other snacks? Put your taste buds to the test to become the ultimate taste test champion! Prizes for top tasters!
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Friends Bag-of-Books Sale

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Mark your calendars!
Friends January Bag-of-Books Sale is Saturday, January 26. It will be on the third floor of Central Library. It starts at 9:00 and we wrap it up at 3:30. This sale is CASH or CHECK only. The selection will be great! Fill a grocery size bag for only $3.00 or pay just 20 cents a book. Please bring your own sturdy bags.
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