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Color With Us

Thursday, December 29, 2016
All Locations
Create amazing artwork with vibrant colors. Visit the library and color together. All supplies provided. All ages welcome.
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Color With Us

Thursday, January 05, 2017
All Locations
Create amazing artwork with vibrant colors. Visit the library and color together. All supplies provided. All ages welcome.
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Reindeer Reign

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Parking Lot (outdoors)
Drop in for a visit with live reindeer from Reindeer Ranch. Enjoy indoor reindeer crafts and activities. Bring your camera and dress for an outside visit with our reindeer friends. Families welcome.
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Movie and Snacks

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rated PG.  A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.  An incredible, stop-motion animation film from the American studio, Laika.  Grades 5-12.
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Where Good Ideas Come From

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
ONEplace@kpl
Webinar
ONEplace Video Series! Watch the video in your space & at your convenience anytime Monday December 12 through Thursday December 15. Post your comments, questions, and related resources on our Facebook page. This fascinating video takes us from the "liquid networks" of London's coffee houses to Charles Darwin's long, slow hunch to today's high-velocity web

Presented by Steven Johnson

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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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Little Scientists

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Central Library
Story Place
Stories and science for preschoolers and a caregiver. Best for ages 3-6. Registration required. 

Dec 12: Binary Codes 
Jan 9: Engineering 
Feb 13: Recycling
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Board of Trustees Meeting

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Central Library
Boardroom
Kalamazoo Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. Learn more...
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Teen Advisory Board

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
Attention Teens!
Are you looking for ways to give back to your library and your community while having fun at the same time? Join KPL’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at either Central or Oshtemo! TAB is an informal, fun group of teens who meet monthly to play games, plan library programs, test out new services for teens, and more TAB members also get special perks, rewards, and opportunities! Want to know more? Register online.
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Teen Advisory Board

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Attention Teens!
Are you looking for ways to give back to your library and your community while having fun at the same time? Join KPL’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at either Central or Oshtemo! TAB is an informal, fun group of teens who meet monthly to play games, plan library programs, test out new services for teens, and more TAB members also get special perks, rewards, and opportunities! 
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Play and Learn

5:30 PM - 7:00 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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College Application Prep

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
College Readiness
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.  Bring your questions!  Grades 9-12.
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Musical Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Favorite songs, stories, and special guests.
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Toddler Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Library
Story Place
Songs, movement, and stories for children ages 2-3.
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Powell Teen Book Club

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Barnabee Gallery
New Book Each Month!
Join us each month to discuss a book over pizza.  Free-to-keep copies of the books are available at the Powell Branch Library one month prior to each meeting.  Please register.  For grades 5-12.
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Speak It Forward Presents

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
Leading Through Poetry
Join the mentors of Speak It Forward Inc. as they facilitate a bi-monthly writing workshop, empowering youth at KPL. We’ll craft new poems and develop our works together through the group. These workshops will lead up to an April 2017 ARTHOP event where we will showcase the youth’s poetry. No poetry expertise necessary! All supplies (and snacks!) provided.  Grades 5-12.
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Teen Mom Pampering Night

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Barnabee Gallery
Fun for parent and baby!
Bring your babies for storytime and a craft while you have some fun for you.  Hair demo be Keneisha Darden.  Nail demo by Mara Woodruff.  Photography by Krystal Thornton. Please register.  For teen girls and their babies.
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GLAMA Acoustic Slow Jam

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
We invite you to join the Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association for a fun jam based on simple chord progressions and slow to medium tempo tunes. All acoustic stringed instruments welcome! Basic jamming tips are included.
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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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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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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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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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Holiday Ornament Making

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Barnabee Gallery
Colleen Heuser will lead guests in festive holiday ornament making, sharing her tricks and techniques. Best for age 6-11. Supplies provided. Registration required.
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LEGO at the Library

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Washington Square 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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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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