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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.