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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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Tablet Tales

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Central Library
Story Place
Preschoolers and caregivers explore interactive and engaging books using tablet technology in a positive manner. Best for ages 3-6. Registration required.
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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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Lord of the Gourd

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Room
The Lord of the Gourd returns to Kalamazoo to amaze you with his unique carvings. Drop by and see how he does it! Family welcome.

Tuesday, October 17, 4:00-7:00 pm, OSH
Wednesday, October 18, 4:00-7:00 pm, WSQ
Thursday, October 19, 4:00-7:00 pm, CEN
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Reading with Tucker

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Enjoy a "pawsitive" reading experience with Tucker, the friendly Golden Retriever. Family welcome. To register, call the Oshtemo Branch Library at 269-553-7980. 
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Tunnel Books

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
Make a tunnel book with KBAC!
A tunnel book is a 3D movable book that you "read" by looking through it so the overall effect creates the illusion of depth and perspective. Each student will illustrate their scene/characters with layers of collage materials including colored papers, magazine images, and more! Please register.
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Another Plan for Responding to Trauma-based Behaviors

9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room

When we understand the impact that trauma can have on an individual’s beliefs and behaviors it helps us to shift or reinforce our understanding to believe that our kids would be good if they could. With this foundation, we can then adjust our responses as one who scaffolds our students for success. In this conversation we’ll explore some techniques of how we might respond to difficult behaviors. This exploration will particularly emphasize the work of Dr. Ross Greene and his Collaborative Problem Solving Method. Responding to behaviors in a trauma-informed way helps to mitigate the impact of trauma and lay the foundation for healthy integration. 


Presenters:

Cara Weiler, LMSW 

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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
Central Library
Story Place
Build, create, race, inspire, and imagine with other Lego fans. Bricks provided, from Duplo to expert builder. All ages welcome.
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Zumba

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Get your Zumba on!
Join Amy Baker's ZuCrew for this fun workout! Adults welcome when accompanied by a teen.
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The Roadmap to Nobility

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
ONEplace@kpl
Webinar
ONEplace Video Series! Watch the one-hour webinar in your space & at your convenience anytime Monday October 23 thru Thursday October 26. Post your comments, questions, and related resources on our Facebook page.

Cindy worked at Exxon in human resources management for 20 years. Seeing both the strengths and limitations of traditional leadership approaches, she left ExxonMobil to start her own business dedicated to developing the multiple intelligences of leaders and organizations.

Presented by Cindy Wigglesworth, Deep Change Inc

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. 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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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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Super Hero Mask Making

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Eastwood Branch
Community Room
Come meet a real Super Hero who will help you create your own Super Hero Mask. Best for ages 5-12.
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Robotics Rookies

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Central Library
Story Place
Come join other Robotic Rookies and learn how to design, build, test and program your very own robot. Amaze your family and friends at the last session when your robot performs! Best for ages 8-11. Registration required. Plan to attend all four sessions (October 9, 16, 23, and 30).
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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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Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Library
Story Place
Toddlers and caregivers share reading, writing, singing, playing and talking. Best for ages 2-3.
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Sweet and Spooky Gingerbread Houses

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Create a creepy gingerbread and candy house to frighten friends and family! Best for ages 6-11. Registration required.
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Sweet and Spooky Gingerbread Houses

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Create a creepy gingerbread and candy house to frighten friends and family! Best for ages 6-11. Registration required.
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4th Annual Can Poetry Be Funny?

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Can poetry be funny? Mildly amusing? Worth a smile? Join Friends of Poetry at a reading to explore this question. 
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Donor Communications

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Fundraising Series #2: Communications are the beating heart of your campaign. Building a theme, narrative, and tone that speaks to each person forms a critical challenge…one we must face. Exploring how to align all the various elements not only strengthens our message but saves us time and energy. 

In this workshop 
• Discover how to maximize your theme and focus narrative 
• Learn how to hit multiple channels with limited time 
• Increase your quality through teamwork 

Presented with Michelle Karpinski, Portage Public Schools 

Registration is required
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