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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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Matter of Balance

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. This 8-week workshop is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Presented by Kalamazoo County Area Agency on Aging, IIIA. Refreshments. Registration required, call 553-7992.
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Reading with Tucker

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Enjoy a "pawsitive" reading experience. Read to Tucker, the very friendly Golden Retriever. Family welcome. Registration required. To register, call the Oshtemo Branch Library at 269-553-7981. 
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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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LEGO at the Library

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Oshtemo 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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First Saturday @ KPL

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Central Library
Children's Room
Take your family to the library the first Saturday of each month! Get your library card or pick out some books to check out. Enjoy stories, activities, special guests, and door prizes. Something different each month! First Saturday is a partnership program for KPL and Kalamazoo Public Schools. 

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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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Western Dance Project

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Repertoire ranging from contemporary ballet to hip hop performed by Western Dance Project, the touring ensemble for WMU's Department of Dance. Famlies welcome.
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Avian Wonders

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Eastwood Branch
Community Room
Denise Heath’s colorful parrots and fine feathered friends will entertain, educate, and amaze. All ages welcome.
 
FREE ticket required. Pick up free ticket at the Eastwood Branch starting one week before event; one ticket per person. Every person must have a ticket. (Yes, even babies.) Everyone must be seated 15 minutes prior to the start of the program. Every person must bring their ticket. Please call the Eastwood Library at 269-553-7810 if you have any questions.
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Baby Talk

2:30 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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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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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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4-H Bunny Hop

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Washington Square Branch
Community Room
Small animal care featuring live bunnies, their care and upkeep. Families welcome. Registration required.
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Martial Arts with Charles Parker (ages 7-10)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Douglass Community Center
Learn self-defense techniques with Charles Parker, 3rd degree Judo instructor. The 2:00 pm session is for ages 7-10. Registration required.
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Rockin' Rollercoasters

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Explore speed, mass, g-force, and energy by cooperatively building and testing a large-scale roller coaster at this exciting Air Zoo Science-on-the-Go program. Best for ages 8-11. Space is limited, registration required.
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Martial Arts with Charles Parker (ages 11-18)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Douglass Community Center
Learn self-defense techniques with Charles Parker, 3rd degree Judo instructor. The 3:00 pm session is for ages 11-18. Registration required.
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Tech Tuesdays

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Central Library
Teen Area (Display)
Discover something new!
Experiment with cutting edge technology tools. Explore a different project each month!  Grades 5-12.
February. . . . . . . . .3D Printing
March. . . . . . . . . . . Virtual Reality with Nova VR
April. . . . . . . . . . . . .Tech Take Apart
May. . . . . . . . . . . . .Paper Circuit Greeting Cards
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Ask a Lawyer

5:30 PM - 11:07 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Barnabee Gallery
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. 

This clinic takes place at the Alma Powell Branch at 1000 W. Patterson.  Please contact the Law Library at 269-553-7920 for an appointment.
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Teen Talent Show

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Douglass Community Center
Join the friendly Spring Break Competition
If you, your dance partner, group or band would like to perform, recite poetry, sing, dance or can do magic, join us for a friendly Spring Break competition.  Perform your favorite act or just have fun.  We will have judges, snacks and prizes.  Performer's registration for groups and individuals starts March 21.  Drop in at Powell and sign up and name your talent.  Grades 5-12.
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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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Beyond Outrage and Despair--discovering authentic pathways forward for leaders.

9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room

Outrage. Denial. Bewilderment. Change is happening fast, seemingly faster than ever. How is the current environment affecting your leadership? This workshop will provide space for participants to explore personal responses to the changes happening all around us as a path to help strengthen your organization's response. Participants will learn about frameworks and tools that can help support implementing organizational change processes successfully.


Presented by Suprotik Stotz-Ghosh, Senior Advisor, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (more info here)

Registration requried
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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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