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From the Heart

Thursday, February 08, 2018
All Locations
Help us make Valentines for residents of local nursing homes and make an extra to give to your special someone. Drop in during open hours at all locations. Family welcome.
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Dear Future Me

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area (Display)
Write to the future you!
A new year means looking forward to the bright future ahead. Write an encouraging letter to your future self and we'll mail it to you at a future date! 
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Library Aide Job Fair

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Be a Library Aide
Join us for our first Library Aide Job Fair at Central Library, Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20. Come meet with hiring supervisors from ALL LIBRARY LOCATIONS, tour the library and see what it is like to work as a library aide at KPL. Talk to KPL department managers, fill out an application, and try your hand at shelving books! If you have not already completed a KPL employment application, please come prepared to complete an application using our online system.
Kalamazoo Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Learn more...
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Cozy Sip & Paint

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Get cozy and paint!
Spend a cozy morning enjoying hot beverages and painting your scene. Please register.
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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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Overdue Brew: History of Brewing in Kalamazoo Bus Tour 1

11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Bell's Eccentric Cafe
Join us on a bus tour with West Michigan Beer Tours and learn about our city's illustrious beer brewing history! Enjoy a complimentary pint. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is required. You must be 21 or older to participate. You may only register for 1 tour. 

There are two tours for this event. This is Tour 1 which begins with registration at 11 am for check-in at Bell's Eccentric Cafe. 

This program is part of Overdue Brew - a flight of hop-tastic events that are sure to please even the most refined craft beer lover. Get full details at kpl.gov/overduebrew. These events are free and open to the public. You don't need a KPL library card to participate, although you should get one. All the cool kids have one. 
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Escape Game: Write Your Way Out

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
Can you escape?
Don't throw away your shot to escape our Hamilton themed escape room! Solve the clues in the time allowed to escape and win the prize. Please register.
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Overdue Brew: History of Brewing in Kalamazoo Bus Tour 2

2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Bell's Eccentric Cafe
Join us on a bus tour with West Michigan Beer Tours and learn about our city's illustrious beer brewing history! Enjoy a complimentary pint. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is required. You must be 21 or older to participate. You may only register for 1 tour. 

There are two tours for this event. This is Tour 2 which begins with registration at 2 pm for check-in at Bell's Eccentric Cafe. 

This program is part of Overdue Brew - a flight of hop-tastic events that are sure to please even the most refined craft beer lover. Get full details at kpl.gov/overduebrew. These events are free and open to the public. You don't need a KPL library card to participate, although you should get one. All the cool kids have one. 
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Dear Future Me

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area (Display)
Write to the future you!
A new year means looking forward to the bright future ahead. Write an encouraging letter to your future self and we'll mail it to you at a future date! 
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Registration is open

Go Short with your Annual Report

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
ONEplace@kpl
Webinar
ONEplace Video Series! Watch the video in your space & at your convenience anytime Monday January 22 through Thursday January 25. Post your comments, questions, and related resources on our Facebook page. It's a video plus several resources to help you build a sleek and effective annual report

Presented by Kivi Leroux Miller

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 - 4:15 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
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

4:30 PM - 5:30 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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Registration is open — Register at the library

Ask a Lawyer--Portage Community Center

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Portage Community Center
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 Portage Community Center at 325 E. Centre Ave in Portage.  Please contact the Law Library at 269-553-7920 for an appointment.
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A Novel Idea Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Join us as we discuss and debate books of all types and genres. In January, we will discuss Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. In February, we will discuss Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.
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Dear Future Me

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area (Display)
Write to the future you!
A new year means looking forward to the bright future ahead. Write an encouraging letter to your future self and we'll mail it to you at a future date! 
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Central Library
Children's Room
Engage in exciting stories, songs, and activities. Best for ages 3-5.
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Reading Race Book Group

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
This book group, co-sponsored by the Society for History and Racial Equity (SHARE) and KPL’s Antiracism Transformation Team, focuses on race and racism in American society. In January, we will discuss We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates. 
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Dear Future Me

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area (Display)
Write to the future you!
A new year means looking forward to the bright future ahead. Write an encouraging letter to your future self and we'll mail it to you at a future date! 
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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 little ones from walking to 24 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.
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How to Become a YouTube Star

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Become a star!
Learn how to create the perfect set-up and filming necessities to create great videos. Please register.
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Super Science

4:30 PM - 5:30 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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