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What a great time was had by all when Jim Gill came to the Van Deusen Auditorium! Jim performed audience favorites while children and families clapped, danced, and sang along. When he presented his new picture book, A Soup Opera, the whole audience had the chance to be opera singers complete with sound effects and a musical score.
Jim Gill leaves people feeling like they attended something more than a concert. With wordplay and movement opportunities, Jim leads families in playing together with music and movement. He has a unique ability to get everyone in the room participating in songs and musical movement games.
Take a look at upcoming events for children and families at the KPL children's program calendar.
Jim Gill Family Room Concert
Here's a quick listing of great events for children and families coming up at KPL!
- Jim Gill’s Family Room Tour - Wednesday, February 16th, at 7 pm. Awesome children's musician and family play facilitator. To miss this show would be like saying no thanks to fun! Free ticket required.
- Music and Make Believe - In collaboration with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's String Quartet, kid friendly and a craft for children ages 3-6. Registration required. Free.
- Storytelling with Sid "The Rock" Ellis - Kids of all ages enjoy Sid's dramatic weaving of tales from around the world that teach principles of sharing, caring and just plain fun. Free.
- Movie and Popcorn - Watch Disneynature’s Oceans at the Central Library. Popcorn!! All ages. An adult caregiver must accompany children. Free. MPAA rating G. No registration required.
- Chinese New Year Lion Dancers - A special show about the animals of the Chinese zodiac complete with a performance by the Kalamazoo Lion Dance troupe! All ages. Free ticket required.
And there's more to come in March! Have a look at all the upcoming events at Kalamazoo Public Library and save some dates with fun!
Warm up with Great Events at Kalamazoo Public Library!