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Library Closed Thanksgiving Day

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
All Locations
All Kalamazoo Public Library locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd. Normal hours resume on Friday.
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Friends Gift Book Sale

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Library
Friends Bookstore
Begin your Black Friday shopping at the Friends Bookstore!
You'll find a fantastic selection of like-new books priced at a fraction of retail cost. Begins Friday, November 24, at 10 am. Sale continues while supplies last!
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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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Movie and Snack

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Barnabee Gallery
Enjoy a wonderful family movie and delicious snacks. Family welcome.
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Registration is open

How to Make Stress Your Friend

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
ONEplace@kpl
Webinar
ONEplace Video Series! Watch the video in your space & at your convenience anytime Monday November 27 through Thursday November 30. Post your comments, questions, and related resources on our Facebook page. This video urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction. 

Presented by Kelly McGonigal

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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Super Science

4:00 PM - 5:00 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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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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Musical Storybooks

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Musical Storybooks features Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña with a storytime, craft, and child-friendly performance by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s string quartet. Groups welcome. Registration required.
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Musical Storybooks

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Musical Storybooks features Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña with a storytime, craft, and child-friendly performance by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s string quartet. Groups welcome. Registration required.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Library
Story Place
Stories, songs, and activities for 3-5 year-olds and their caregivers.
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Writer's Workshop

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
Are you writing?
Get together with other teen writers to trade writing tips, tricks, prompts, and constructive criticism. Bring something you are working on or start something new.
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Musical Storybooks

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Musical Storybooks features Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña with a storytime, craft, and child-friendly performance by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s string quartet. Groups welcome. Registration required.
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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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Registration is open

Musical Storybooks

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Musical Storybooks features Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña with a storytime, craft, and child-friendly performance by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s string quartet. Groups welcome. Registration required.
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Baby Steps

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
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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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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Musical Storybooks

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Washington Square Branch
Community Room
Musical Storybooks features Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña with a storytime, craft, and child-friendly performance by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s string quartet. Groups welcome. 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
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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Reading with Tucker

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Washington Square Branch
Community Room
Enjoy a "pawsitive" reading experience with Tucker, the friendly Golden Retriever. Family welcome. To register, call the Washington Square Branch Library at 269-553-7971. 
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Bookworms Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Central Library
Story Place
A book club for kids and their grown-ups. In September we'll read, How Tia Lola Ended Up Starting Over by Julia Alvarez. In October we'll read, Maya by Mahak Jain. In November we'll read, My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits. Pick up your free copy at the branch. Register online or call 553-7804, and then pick up your FREE reading book at Central one month before the club meeting date.
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Post-It Note Art Show

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area (Display)
Show off your art!
Stop by the Teen Area this December and create your own artwork for the 4th annual Post-It Note Art Show. All supplies are available at the Teen Desk. Post-its will be on display through New Year's Eve. Enter for your chance to win area gift cards. Categories include:  Best Anime, Best Abstract Design, Best Use of a Stick Figure, Best Representation of a Book (or book character) and Teen Staff Choice.
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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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