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Library Closed (Summer Hours)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Summer Hours begin. Central Library is closed Sundays until September. Learn more...
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Raise More Money with your Silent Auction

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
ONEplace@kpl
Webinar
ONEplace Video Series! Watch the video in your space & at your convenience anytime Monday August 29 through Thursday September 1. Post your comments, questions, and related resources on our Facebook page. Sherry Truhlar gives you practical “how-to” advice so you can transform your auction items into a pile of money. Enjoy loads of photos from successful (and not very successful) events so you know what to do (and what not to do). 

Presented by Sherry Truhlar, Red Apple Auctions

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Maker Mondays (Teen Area)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
New projects each week!
Tinker, make, try, create and explore at the library. Each week will feature different ideas and materials. Focus on the process (not the product) and learn that all of us are makers. Project is Letters to the Next President, presented by R.A.W.K. (Read and Write Kalamazoo).  Grades 5-12 in the Teen Area.

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Baby Lapsit

9:30 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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Baby Steps

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Central Library
Story Place
Rhymes, songs, and books for lit Rhymes, songs and books for little ones from walking to 24 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.
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Public Speaking: The Speech

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Public Speaking Series #2: A good speech delivers a focused message that supports your mission and furthers your cause. Yet, many of us would rather walk through fire than deliver a speech. This workshop helps you face the fear of public speaking and offers guidance in how to make your speech a powerful and memorable event. 

Presented by Thom Andrews, ONEplace Director 

Registration is required
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Tech Tuesdays

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Discover something new!
Experiment and tinker with cutting edge tech tools.  Explore a different technology each week.  Topic is Stop Motion Animation.  Grades 5-12.
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Zen Journaling

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Barnabee Gallery
The Zen Journaling is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. In this highly interactive program, participants will be provided with pen and paper to create a project. Instructor Carrie Dunn will introduce the meditative practice as well as four to six zen patterns. Please register.
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Toddler Talk

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Toddlers 1-3 Years
Toddlers play while adults share joys and challenges of parenting 1-3 year olds with a parent educator/facilitator.
No registration required!
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Baby Talk

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Babies up to One Year
Talk about care of babies with other parents. Carolyn Call, RN, facilitator.
No registration required!
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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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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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Ask a Lawyer

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Central Library
Study Room 1
Ask a Lawyer
Free legal clinic for persons 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.

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

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Build, create, race, inspire, and imagine with other Lego fans. Bricks provided, from Duplo to expert builder. All ages welcome.
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First Saturday @ KPL

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Central Library
Children's Room
Take your family to the library the first Saturday of each month! Get your library card or pick out some books to check out! Enjoy stories, activities, special guests, and door prizes. Something different each month! First Saturday is a partnership program for KPL and Kalamazoo Public Schools. Each monthly event is co-hosted with an organization serving children and families in Kalamazoo. 

In September, Despierta Kalamazoo will host. In October, WMU McGinnis Reading Center will host. In November, WMU H.I.G.E. Outreach will host. Learn more...
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Library Closed (Summer Hours)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Summer Hours begin. Central Library is closed Sundays until September. Learn more...
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Library Closed for Labor Day

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
All Locations
All Kalamazoo Public Library services are closed Monday, September 5, for Labor Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday.
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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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Toddler Talk

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Toddlers 1-3 Years
Toddlers play while adults share joys and challenges of parenting 1-3 year olds with a parent educator/facilitator.
No registration required!
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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 to register.
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Baby Talk

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Babies up to One Year
Talk about care of babies with other parents. Carolyn Call, RN, facilitator.
No registration required!
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Registration is open

New Overtime Rules for Nonprofits

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
New overtime regulations take effect December 1, 2016. How will they affect your nonprofit? This workshop answers that critical question for you and allows plenty of time for your additional questions. 

Presented by Leigh Schultz, Attorney at Miller Canfield 

Registration required
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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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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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Friends Bag-of-Books Sale

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
10¢ each or a grocery bag full for $2.00!
The selection and prices can’t be beat. You can fill a grocery-size bag full of books for only $2 or pay 10¢ per book. Please feel free to bring your own sturdy reusable bag.
Support your Library and Save $$$
Support your library while enjoying a wonderful time browsing through quality books. Thousands of books are sorted by category. You will find: fiction & mystery, romance, science fiction, large print, assorted nonfiction, children’s books, audiobooks, movies, music, and more. Teachers take note—this could be the place to add books to your classroom library without breaking the budget! Circle the date on your calendar and join us!
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