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Money Smart Kids, Read!

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Library
Children's Room
Enjoy a special reading of A Dollar for Penny with related activities during Money Smart Kids Week. Preschoolers will receive a free copy of the book to take home, while supplies last. Best for ages 3-5.
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Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Library
Story Place
Songs, movement, and stories for children ages 2-3.
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Gaming Tournament

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Washington Square Branch
Community Room
Compete against your friends in an afternoon of tournament game play! We'll have rotating tournaments on Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart, and Pokken Tournament and more, with prizes for top finishers! 
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Middle Eastern Cooking

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ChefNidalAwad
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Join Shawarma King owner and head chef Nidal Awad as he prepares healthy dishes from the Middle East.
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Urban Fiction Book Discussion Group

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Barnabee Gallery
Join the Powell Book Discussion Group as we share our insights and reviews on works by various authors. Books being discussed this spring include Man on the Run by Carl Weber, Guarding Secrets by Pat Tucker, and The Streets Have No King by JaQuavis Coleman. Books can be picked up at the Powell Branch. Please register at Powell Branch.
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Ask a Lawyer--Family Law Clinic

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Central Library
Study Room 1
Ask a Lawyer: Family Law

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 to register.
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Baby Steps

10:30 AM - 11:00 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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Game Central

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
Compete against your friends in an afternoon of tournament game play! We'll have rotating tournaments on Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart, and Pokken Tournament and more, with prizes for top finishers! 
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Money Smart Kids, Save! POW

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Barnabee Gallery
Decorate your very own ceramic bank and learn great ways to save during Money Smart Week. All materials will be provided. Best for ages 6-11. Registration required.
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Bellydance Kalamazoo

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Washington Square Branch
Community Room
Immerse yourself in the movements, culture, and history of Middle Eastern dance with Sabrina, owner and artistic director of Bellydance Kalamazoo.
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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

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Washington Square Branch
Community Room
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
Washington Square Branch
Community Room
Enjoy a "pawsitive" reading experience. Read to Tucker, the very friendly Golden Retriever. Family welcome. Registration required. To register, call the Washington Square Branch Library at 269-553-7971. 
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Bookworms Book Club

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Central Library
Story Place
A book club for kids and their grown-ups. In March, we will read Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville. In April, we will read Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar. In May, we will read Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes. Best for grades 3-5. 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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Photo Restoration

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Central Library
The Hub
Learn how to edit your photos using Adobe Photoshop CC tools, such as masking, healing brush and more! This entry-level workshop will provide beginners with tools they need to restore or edit their photos.
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How to Write Your Own Obituary (or anyone else’s)

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Central Library
Local History Room

Obituaries should honor the past, preserve it for the future, and give comfort in the present—but they’re tough to write at the last minute. Learn the ingredients that go into a good obituary, discuss do’s and don’ts, and get a start on one for yourself that says what you would like to say. Program presented by Ruth Wilson.

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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 — Register at the library

Ask a Lawyer

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Central Library
Study Room 1
Ask a Lawyer
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 call the Law Library at 269-553-7920 to make an appointment.
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Cuentos y Canciones

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Washington Square Branch
Community Room
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with bilingual stories and songs. Family welcome.
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Small Sounds

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Music, movement and imaginative fun for preschoolers and their families. Paul Bauer gives kids a chance to explore music through hands-on, interactive, and energetic music experiences! Family welcome.
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Dances of India

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Bollywood-style dances, featuring Susan lervolina’s students in beautiful traditional costumes, with an opportunity to learn a dance after the performance. Family welcome.
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