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Safety Segment: Teens Who Buckle

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Oshtemo Branch

We are holding a raffle for teen drivers and passengers to celebrate National Teen Driver Safety Week. Come into the Oshtemo Branch any time during the week and tell a staff member about your safe driving (and riding) habits. You will be given a raffle ticket for every habit! There will be three chances to win!  

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Ask a Lawyer--Family Clinic

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Central Library
Study Room 1
Free legal clinic for Kalamazoo County residents of low-to-moderate income with Bar Association lawyers.  This clinic specializes in family law issues such as divorce, child custody, and child support.  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. 

Call the Law Library at 269-553-7920 for an appointment.
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Donor Recognition

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Fundraising Series #3: What do donors want when it comes to saying an appropriate “thank you?” What’s too much? What’s not enough? And do we HAVE to do that list for the newsletter? Donor recognition can not only deliver our gratitude but can also build loyalty. 

In this session 
• Explore the risks & benefits to publishing the donor list 
• Learn how to make every donor feel special 
• Discover how events can be great fun…and not be totally exhausting 

Presented with Michelle Karpinski, CFRE: Certified Fund Raising Executive

Registration is required
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Baby Lapsit

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Central Library
Story Place
Rhymes, songs, and books for little ones from walking to 24 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.
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1-2-3 Play with Me

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
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 269-553-7980 or visit the Oshtemo Branch Library to register.
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Baby Steps

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Central Library
Story Place
Rhymes, songs, and books for little ones from walking to 24 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.
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Gaming @ Eastwood

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Eastwood Branch
Community Room
Play games with friends!
Drop-in and get your game on with Mario Kart, Pokken Tournament, and more!
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Super Science

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Barnabee Gallery
Drop in for a fun afternoon of hands-on science and hanging out with friends. Activities vary each program, and everyone works at their own pace and skill level. Best for grades 3-5.
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Science Kits for Kids

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Children's Area
Drop in and explore science kits provided by the Western Michigan University Student Branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Meet some of the members and engage in creative fun. Best for grades K-5.
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Ask a Lawyer

6:00 PM - 8:00 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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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 and 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 and 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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Reading with Tucker

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Children's Area
Enjoy a "pawsitive" reading experience. Read to Tucker, the very friendly Golden Retriever. To register, call the Oshtemo Branch Library at 269-553-7980.
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Super Science

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Eastwood Branch
Community Room
Drop in for a fun afternoon of hands-on science and hanging out with friends. Activities vary each program, and everyone works at their own pace and skill level. Best for grades 3-5.
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Science Kits for Kids

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Eastwood Branch
Children's Area
Drop in and explore science kits provided by the Western Michigan University Student Branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Meet some of the members and engage in creative fun. Best for grades K-5.
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Third Thursday Book Club

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
An exciting new book club to support third grade readers, families are welcomed to join in. Call location at 553-7980 to register and for more information.
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Central Library Closes at 5 pm

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Central Library
All Library Services
Central Library will close at 5 pm on Thursday, October 18th to host an event we are calling Kalamazoo: An Evening with Notables from 7 pm - 9 pm. In partnership with the Library of Michigan Foundation, the event will bring 11 current and past Michigan Notable Books authors to Kalamazoo for an evening of signing and interacting with our community. All other library branch locations will close at their regular time (6 pm). Normal hours resume Friday.
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Writing Workshop with Author Kelly Baptist

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Studio
Get writing tips from an author!
Perfect your writing and learn about getting published in a writing workshop just for teens. Michigan author Kelly J. Baptist is a contributing author in one of our favorite middle-grade anthologies, Flying Lessons and Other Stories and also the recipient of publisher Lee and Low's New Voices Honor Award for her forthcoming picture book, The Electric Slide and Kai. Every teen participating in the workshop will receive their own copy of Flying Lessons to keep.
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Classics Revisited

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Central Library
Boardroom
Sept '18: Dante's Inferno
Oct. '18:  Shelley's Frankenstein
Nov. '18: Austen's Emma
Dec. '18: Zola's Germinal
Jan. '19:  Selected essays of Montaigne
Feb. '19: Apuleius' The Golden Ass
Mar. '19: Ellison's Invisible Man
Apr. '19: Mencken's Prejudices, 1st series
May '19: Borges' Collected Fictions


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Kalamazoo: An Evening with Notables

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Central Library
Main Floor Lobby
Michigan Notable Books
Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. Each selected title speaks to our state’s rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in the Great Lakes State. Join KPL along with the Library of Michigan Foundation for a celebration of the Michigan Notable Books program.

Many current and past Notable Book authors will be in attendance to personally autograph their books while talking with guests about their work. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet these award winning authors including: Bonnie Jo Campbell, Wade Rouse writing as Viola Shipman, Karen Dionne, William Rapai, Stephen Mack Jones, Joel Stone, Michael G. Smith, Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo, Cindy Hunter Morgan and Daniel Wolff.

Hors d’oeuvres and other delicious refreshments will be served — Space is limited so register today!
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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 and 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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Registration is open

Little Scientists

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Early literacy and STEAM activities for preschoolers and their caregivers. Best for ages 3-6. Registration required.
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LEGO at the Library

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Central Library
Story Place
Build, create, race, inspire, and imagine with other Lego fans. Bricks provided, from Duplo to expert builder. All ages welcome.
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