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From the Heart

Thursday, February 09, 2017
All Locations
Help us make Valentines for residents of local nursing homes and make an extra to give to your special someone. All ages welcome. Drop in during open hours at all locations.
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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 persons 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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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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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 to register.
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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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Racism, A History Film Screening and Discussion

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Join us for a facilitated screening and discussion of the documentary Racism, A History: A Savage Legacy: Apartheid, Jim Crow, and Racism Today. This series “chronicles the shifts in the idea of 'race' and the history of racism in Europe, The Americas, Australasia and Asia, as well as how ideas of racial difference have evolved in response to historical events, and the profound impact that the idea of 'race', and the fact of racism, has had on science, culture, society and global history.” Co-sponsored by the Society for History and Racial Equity (SHARE) and KPL’s Antiracism Transformation Team.
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Food For Your Soul

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Washington Square Branch
Community Room
Learn how to make some healthy meals that comfort the soul with Keneisha Morgan-Darden, restaurant owner and author of Cooking ‘N Heelz. Copies of her book will be for sale at the event. Registration required.
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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 Eastwood Story Place and engage in play for early learning. For children ages 1 to 5 with caregiver, siblings welcomed.
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Strategies for Success - Resume Development

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Looking for help developing a strong resume and valuable job skills? Join us for this hands-on workshop. In partnership with Michigan Works! Southwest 
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TechGyrls

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Barnabee Gallery
Ages 9-13
Join us for TechGYRLS, a camp designed to increase participation, interest and confidence of young girls in science, technology, engineering and math.  Through science experiments and robotics software girls invent, design and showcase their work in an all-girl environment.  This camp is generously provided by the Kalamazoo YWCA.  Register here:  www.bit.do/techgyrls
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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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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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Virtual Reality

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
Near-Reality
Experience virtual reality gaming with the experts from Kalamazoo's own VR arcade, Nova VR.  Grades 5-12.
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History of Brewing in Kalamazoo - Trolley Tour

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tibbs Brewing Company
Brewery
Brewing in Kalamazoo is far from new! The event starts with check-in and a brief intro at Tibbs Brewing Company. Then, join us on a trolley tour with West Michigan Beer Tours and learn about our city's illustrious beer brewing history with KPL expert, Keith Howard. Beer samples will be provided on the tour. Afterwards, join us at Tibbs for a complimentary pint. This event is free and open to the public. Seating on the tour is limited, so registration is required. You must be 21 to participate.

NEW: We were able to add a second trolley to this tour and have contacted the first 23 people on the waiting list for that tour. If you were added to the second tour, you will have received a confirmation email with the details. Please contact 269-553-7879 if you have questions. 
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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 23 through Thursday January 26. 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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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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Baby Steps

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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Minecraft Party

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Washington Square Branch
Community Room
Have a block building adventure
Play Minecraft with friends on the library's iPads.  Prizes, giveaways and Minecraft button making!  Grades 5-12.
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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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Ask a Lawyer

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Portage Community Center
Community Room
Ask a Lawyer
Free legal clinic for persons 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, 325 E. Centre St.  Call the Law Library at 269-553-7920 for an appointment.
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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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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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Intro to Policy Governance

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Policy Governance, also known as the Carver Model, offers a system for organized governance through a body of policies that defines and guides key organizational relationships. Developed in the 1970’s, Policy Governance continues to be of interest to emerging as well as established nonprofit organizations. Find out what it may mean for your organization. 

Presented by Larry Hermen, Centerboard Associates 

Part of our Board Development Series. Registration Required
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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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