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Evaluating & Improving Board-ED Relationship

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
ONEplace@kpl
Webinar
Learn the process of evaluating and improving the relationship between the board and executive director with this ONEplace Video Series selection. Watch the video in your space & at your convenience anytime Monday September 25 through Thursday September 28. Post your comments, questions, and related resources on our Facebook page. 

Presented by Laura Otten

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Building Relationships - Managing Others

9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Supervision Series #3: Learn how to create a great work environment by building healthy working relationships with your boss, staff, board, and other key constituents or stakeholders. You can’t get the job done if your relationships aren’t solid and well focused. Learning to manage others is at the heart of becoming a successful supervisor, and it has very little to do with filling out an annual performance appraisal form. Truly effective management is the cumulative result of daily interactions with those you supervise. Achieve the results needed by your organization, and the people it serves, by effectively managing the work and performance of the people you supervise. 

Presented by Paul Knudstrup, president of Midwest Consulting Group, Inc. and author of The 8 Essential Skills for Supervisors & Managers. Designed for entry to middle-level directors and managers in all areas of nonprofit organizations (executives, programs, services, administration, operations, fund development, communications—anyone who supervises other staff or volunteers). 

The five sessions build upon each other, so committing to the entire course will provide the greatest benefit.
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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 - 3:30 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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LEGO at the Library

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Eastwood 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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Library Board of Trustees Meeting

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Central Library
Boardroom
Kalamazoo Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, fourth Monday of each month (unless noted). Learn more...
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Jewelry Making with Meg Tang

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
Create something beautiful!
Local jewelry making expert Meg Tang will help you craft a one-of-a-kind piece using found items, wire, and more! Supplies provided. Please Register.
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Ask a Lawyer

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Portage Community Center
Community Room
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. 

The clinic takes place at the Portage Community Center, 325 E. Centre Ave. Please contact the Law Library at 269-553-7920 to make an appointment.
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Musical Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Central Library
Story Place
Favorite songs, stories, and special guests with Mr. Bill!
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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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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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Building Relationships - Managing Others

9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Supervision Series #3: Learn how to create a great work environment by building healthy working relationships with your boss, staff, board, and other key constituents or stakeholders. You can’t get the job done if your relationships aren’t solid and well focused. Learning to manage others is at the heart of becoming a successful supervisor, and it has very little to do with filling out an annual performance appraisal form. Truly effective management is the cumulative result of daily interactions with those you supervise. Achieve the results needed by your organization, and the people it serves, by effectively managing the work and performance of the people you supervise. 

Presented by Paul Knudstrup, president of Midwest Consulting Group, Inc. and author of The 8 Essential Skills for Supervisors & Managers. Designed for entry to middle-level directors and managers in all areas of nonprofit organizations (executives, programs, services, administration, operations, fund development, communications—anyone who supervises other staff or volunteers). 

The five sessions build upon each other, so committing to the entire course will provide the greatest benefit.
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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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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 or visit the Central Library Children's Room to register.
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Baby Steps

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
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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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 ages 6-11.
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Pokemon Club

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Play Pokemon with friends!
Prizes for top competitors at the final tournament. 
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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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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 ages 6-11.
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Teen Cuisine

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Douglass Community Center
A hands-on cooking program!
Teen Cuisine is a hands-on cooking program that teaches students in grades 6-12 important life skills for eating smart, which will stay with them as they grow into adults. Lessons cover how to choose healthy foods and prevent food borne illness. With a cooking demonstration in each lesson, students learn by doing.

It is comprised of a series of six lessons and each lesson contains interactive activities designed to help teens learn how to make healthy diet and physical activity choices for themselves.
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College Stride

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
Are you prepared for college?
Learn about the college application process from experienced guide, Karen Williams. Get organized and present yourself effectively in applications and essays. For current high school students and their parents/caregivers. Bring your questions! Please Register. Grades 9-12.
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Arduino & Raspberry Pi Club

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Central Library
The Hub
Meet in The Hub this fall for an informal Arduino/Raspberry Pi enthusiasts club. The group welcomes anyone interested in learning about Arduino and/or Raspberyy Pi. Beginners and the curious are welcome! Supplies are limited so please register to reserve your spot.
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