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Library Closed

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
All Library Services
Summer Hours: Central Library is Closed Sundays until September.
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Forget the Pecking Order at Work

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
ONEplace@kpl
Webinar
Explore the dynamics of team responsibility and accountability in this ONEplace Video Series selection. Watch the video in your space & at your convenience anytime Monday July 24 through Thursday July 27. Post your comments, questions, and related resources on our Facebook page. 

Presented by Margaret Heffernan 

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 with a parent educator/facilitator.
No registration required!
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SCIENCEPALOOZA!

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room
Discover the wonders of science at this interactive, hands-on program presented by the Michigan Science Center. Explore a variety of STEM-based activity stations designed for family fun and learning. Family welcome.
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Maker Monday

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
Tinker, make, create, and explore @ the library!
Each week will feature different ideas and materials. Focus on the process (not the product) and make whatever you want!

June 19: Perler Beads
June 26: T-shirt Art
July 10: Soap Making
July 17: Paper Marbling
July 24: Collage
July 31: Terrariums
August 7: Shrinky Dinks
August 14: Sewing/embroidery/cross stitch
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Nerf War!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Washington Square Branch
Community Room
Are you Nerf enough? Run, dodge, and dive as you outwit and out-blast the competition at this NERF mobile game event. Registration required. Best for ages 6 and up.
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Baby Talk

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Story 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

3:30 PM - 5:00 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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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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Disc Golf

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Parking Lot (outdoors)
It's the fastest growing sport in the United States!
Learn to play disc golf with others. No experience necessary! Gear provided, but feel free to bring your own. Outdoor event, weather permitting.
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Teens' Top 10 Book Club

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Central Library
Teen Area (Display)
Read and review books before they're published!
Make your voice count and help create the 2017 Teens' Top 10 list used by librarians, teachers, and teens across the country! Get early access to the hottest new teen titles before publication, vote for your favorites, and write reviews to send directly to the publishers. Volunteer hours available. Earn a raffle ticket for the grand prize drawing for every review you submit! This summer's grand prize is a chance to choose your own Top 10 to keep! 
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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 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. 

The clinic takes place at the Portage Community Center, 325 E. Centre Ave. Please contact the Law Library at 269-553-7920 to make an appointment.
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Bad Art Night

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
Show us your worst!
Make a painting, sculpture, drawing, a necklace -- whatever kind of art you want, as long as it's really bad! We'll set up an exhibition of Bad Art and vote. The absolute worst will win a prize!
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Eclipse Program

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Douglass Community Center
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Wee Sing, Play & Dance Now

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Central Library
Children's Room
Little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, moving, listening and playing simple instruments. Facilitated by early childhood music educator, Colleen Yonge. Best for ages from 15 months to 3 years.
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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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Tech Tuesday

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
Explore technology with other techies!
Each week will feature different ideas and materials

July 25: Tech Tear-apart
August 1: Little Bits
August 8: Toy Tear-apart/Frankentoys
August 15: Conductive thread
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Once Upon a Raptor

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Alma Powell Branch
Douglass Community Center
Explore the habits of birds with touchable artifacts and four different species of live raptors presented by the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Family welcome. FREE ticket required. Pick up tickets at the Alma Powell Branch Library 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 Powell at 269-553-7960 if you have any questions.
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Stories with Jethro

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Jethro is a dog that loves to listen to stories. Come to the library and read to Jethro. Family welcome. To register, call the Oshtemo Branch Library at 269-553-7980.
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Tom Stanton Author Visit

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oshtemo Branch
Community Room
Michigan author and journalist Tom Stanton will discuss his newest book, Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-era Detroit. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
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Writer's Workshop

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
Explore writing with friends!
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. 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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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 - 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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