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Library Closed

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
All Library Services
Summer Hours: Central Library is Closed Sundays until September.
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Effective Delegation

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
ONEplace@kpl
Webinar
Discover how you can streamline your work as well as develop your staff with this ONEplace Video Series selection. Watch the video in your space & at your convenience anytime Monday August 21 through Thursday August 24. Post your comments, questions, and related resources on our Facebook page. 

Presented by Randy Pennington 

Registration required.
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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 with a parent educator/facilitator.
No registration required!
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Solar Eclipse Watch Party

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA
All of our solar eclipse glasses (2,000+ pairs!) have been given out, but rain or shine, you can still watch Monday’s solar eclipse via NASA live streaming video on the big screen at the library via NASA's Eclipse Live Stream! Learn more...

This show will cover the path of totality the eclipse will take across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. The program will feature views from NASA research aircraft, high-altitude balloons, satellites and specially-modified telescopes. It also will include live reports from Charleston, as well as from Salem, Oregon; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Beatrice, Nebraska; Jefferson City, Missouri; Carbondale, Illinois; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; and Clarksville, Tennessee.
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Draw a Story with Ruth McNally Barshaw

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Eastwood Branch
Community Room
This event has been moved to Friday, August 25th.

Illustrator Ruth McNally Barshaw will teach you creative writing, drawing and storytelling techniques at the wonderful interactive workshop. Registration required. Best for ages 8-11.
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Sharpie Tie Dye

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Washington Square Branch
Community Room
Make a one of a kind creation!
Tie Dye without all the extra mess! All supplies provided.
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Baby Talk

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Story 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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Play and Learn

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Eastwood Branch
Children's Area
Come to the Eastwood Story Place and engage in play for early learning. For children ages 1 to 5 with caregiver, siblings welcomed.
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Escape the Library

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area (Display)
Escape the library!
You and your team will have to decipher coded messages and solve the clues that lead to the keys for escape. Will your team have the teamwork skills and brainpower to be the first to break out?
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Escape the Library

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area (Display)
Escape the library!
You and your team will have to decipher coded messages and solve the clues that lead to the keys for escape. Will your team have the teamwork skills and brainpower to be the first to break out?
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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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LEGO at the Library

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Children's Area
Build, create, race, inspire, and imagine with other Lego fans. Bricks provided, from Duplo to expert builder. All ages welcome.
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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 or visit the Oshtemo Branch Library 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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Nova VR

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Experience virtual reality!
Kalamazoo's own VR Arcade, Nova VR, brings virtual reality to the library! Ages 13+
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Global Art

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Story Place
Explore history, geography, language and culture by creating art inspired from around the world. Best for ages 6-11.
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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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Ask a Lawyer

6:00 PM - 8:00 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 contact the Law Library at 269-553-7920 to make an appointment.
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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
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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Rocket Readers

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Central Library
Children's Room
Come join this new book club for young readers. We will have a blast building our vocabulary, encouraging language development, and talking about the books we love to read. Best for grades K-2.
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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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