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Ask a Lawyer--Family Law 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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Baby Lapsit

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Central Library
Story Place
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
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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Open Studio

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Central Library
Teen Studio
Welcome to The Studio!
Explore our brand new collaborative space for teens! Join us after school with weekly activities like gaming, VR, crafting, trivia, maker projects, and more! Individuals in grades 6-12 can drop in. 
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Reading with Tucker

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Barnabee Gallery
Enjoy a "pawsitive" reading experience. Read to Tucker, the very friendly Golden Retriever. To register, call the Alma Powell Branch Library at 269-553-7960.
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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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Sew Fabulous

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Barnabee Gallery
Let's get Sew Fabulous!
Build your sewing skills in a helpful environment with other teens. Complete an individual project to share at the May fashion show. Please register.
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Bookworms Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Central Library
Story Place
A book club for kids and their grown-ups. In March, we will read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle . In April, we will read Scraps of Time: Away West by Patricia McKissack. In May, we will read Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins. Pick up your free copy at the branch. Register online or call 553-7804, and then pick up your FREE reading book at Central one month before the club meeting date.
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Demonstration of Adobe Photoshop and The Creative Cloud Collection

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Ever wanted to restore an old or damaged photo? Have you ever taken a vacation picture and wish you could cut out a random tourist walking by? Then this is the program for you! With help from KPL staff from The Hub, we will show you the basics of scanning your photos and the use of professional grade photo editing software. After this demonstration, you should have a basic understanding of the tools to edit, manipulate, and restore most of your photos. 
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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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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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Baby Grands for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Gilmore Family Concerts presents Baby Grands for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
No stage, no seats, no problem. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to this piano playtime concert. Kids can move freely around the space while parents, family, and friends sip coffee and enjoy an unconventional piano recital for kids, without compromising the music. Featuring local or Gilmore Festival artists. Family welcome.
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Toddler Talk

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
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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Baby Talk

2:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Story Room
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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Play and Learn

3:30 PM - 5:00 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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Introduction to Arabic Language

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
This 6-week course is a basic introduction to the Arabic language for beginners, designed particularly for service providers and teachers working with Arabic speaking immigrants. Course facilitated by Hend Hegab, WMU Arabic instructor. All materials provided. Registration is required due to limited space. 
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Library
Story Place
Stories, songs, and activities for 3-5 year-olds and their caregivers.
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Open Studio

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Central Library
Teen Studio
Welcome to The Studio!
Explore our brand new collaborative space for teens! Join us after school with weekly activities like gaming, VR, crafting, trivia, maker projects, and more! Individuals in grades 6-12 can drop in. 
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Registration is open

Pizza and Pages

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Join us for a discussion of Heartless by Marissa Meyer. Meyer weaves a tale of a girl desired by the king, but hopelessly in love with another. The story of the Queen of Hearts before Alice in Wonderland, Heartless is anything but heartless.

Your free-to-keep copy of the book is available ahead at the library location where the book club is scheduled. Read it and come back to talk about it with pizza. Please register.
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Ask a Lawyer--Family Law 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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Baby Lapsit

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Songs, bounces, and rhymes for babies from birth to walking with their caregivers. Siblings welcome.
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