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Special Events

Special Events

For the first time this year, Reading Together will feature a more age-appropriate title for younger readers.

In Laura J. Burns' The Case of the Prank That Stank, seventh-graders Agatha Wong and Orville Wright, who has Asperger's syndrome, try to prove that the prank they organized did not cause the fire that burned down their rival school's field house.

Monday March 05, 2007 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Point of View: A Look at the Creative Process

This exhibit features works by Kalamazoo Book Arts Center members; the MRC Artists’ Co-op; Mary Whalen and her students; Ted Cavanaugh; plus a Kalamazoo Institute of Arts ARTreach exhibit, titled “Face-to-Face: People into Portraits”.

This exhibit is available during the library's open hours from March 5 through April 14:
Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 9 pm
Friday, 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm

 

Location: Portage District Library

Monday March 05, 2007 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Sensory Experience Classroom

Experience a wide variety of sensory stimuli that may help you better understand one aspect of autism by simulating the perceptions of those on the autism spectrum. Western Michigan University and KRESA occupational therapy departments developed this classroom. Drop-in during the following times: 1:30-2:30 pm; 6:00-7:00 pm.

Location: Portage District Library

Monday March 05, 2007 7:00 PM -

Tips for Making Your Services Autism Friendly

Visits to doctors, dentists, and hair stylists can be overwhelming for people with autism and other disabilities. Even going to the grocery store or eating in a restaurant may be too difficult for families with a child or young adult with autism. The environment service providers create can make a huge difference. Physicians, nurses, dentists, hygienists, hair stylists, and restaurant and store managers are invited to learn about the challenges families face and get some practical ideas to make access to services easier for people with autism. You can also plan to visit the sensory experience classroom during the hour before this presentation

Location: Portage District Library

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Past Books

2006: The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien2005: The Color of Water, by James McBride2004: Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich2003: Fehrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
   Questions? Contact Joan Hawxhurst: readingtogether@kpl.gov or (269) 553-7913.