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Sunday January 06, 2008

9:30 AM -

Spiritual Connections: Finding Home, Finding Grace

Literary Aspects of Animal Dreams, with Vicki Stewart, part-time instructor of English Literature and Creative Writing at Western Michigan University

First United Methodist Church 212 Park St.   

Wednesday January 09, 2008

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Discussion Leader Training

Facilitated by librarians and local experts, this training will prepare individuals to lead book discussions on Animal Dreams.

KPL Oshtemo 7265 W Main St  553-7980

Saturday January 12, 2008

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Discussion Leader Training

Facilitated by librarians and local experts, this training will prepare individuals to lead book discussions on Animal Dreams.

KPL Central 315 S Rose St  342-9837

Sunday January 13, 2008

9:30 AM -

Spiritual Connections: Finding Home, Finding Grace

Family Roots and Finding Home, with Andrea Barrett, Association Director of Individual and Faith-Based Development, Big Brothers and Big Sisters

First United Methodist Church 212 Park St.   

Tuesday January 15, 2008

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reading Together Kick-Off: What’s Your Dream?

Voices Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s "I Have a Dream" Speech

KPL Central 315 S Rose St  342-9837

Thursday January 17, 2008

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Animal Dreams Public Book Discussion

Hosted by the RACC Book Discussion Group

Richland Area Comm Center 9400 E CD Av Richland  629-9430

Friday January 18, 2008

brown bag

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Brown-Bag Discussion: Oral History

Discuss how memories shape individuals and cultures.

KPL Central 315 S Rose St  342-9837

Sunday January 20, 2008

9:30 AM -

Spiritual Connections: Finding Home, Finding Grace

"It’s what you do that makes your soul." Enriching the Lives of Others, with Mollie Clements, Promise Helpers, First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church 212 Park St.   

Sunday January 20, 2008

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Day of All Souls Art Exhibit

Multidimensional artwork celebrating the Day of All Souls by Kalamazoo Country Day School Spanish language students. Exhibit available in Youth Area from January 17 through February 21 during library’s open hours.

Portage District Library 300 Library Lane 

Sunday January 20, 2008

2:00 PM -

The Mystery of Love

Sponsored by the Fetzer Institute as part of its Campaign for Love & Forgiveness, this documentary film explores love in marriage, family, community, science, forgiveness, the search for the divine, friendship, and even war.

First Baptist Church 315 W Michigan Avenue   

Monday January 21, 2008

7:00 PM -

The Mystery of Love

Sponsored by the Fetzer Institute as part of its Campaign for Love & Forgiveness, this documentary film explores love in marriage, family, community, science, forgiveness, the search for the divine, friendship, and even war.

First Baptist Church 315 W Michigan Avenue   

Thursday January 24, 2008

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Regarding the Earth: Being Good Guests

Visit with representatives from a wide variety of environmental organizations within our community and learn how you can do your part to be a good guest to the Earth at an "Environmental Mixer". Local environmental organizations will share their vision for a healthier planet and provide resources an

Portage District Library 300 Library Lane 

Friday January 25, 2008

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Brown-Bag Discussion: U.S. in Central America

Discuss foreign policy and humanitarian involvement. Steve Cameron, Geography professor, and Michael Millar, Spanish professor, both from Western Michigan University, will lead this brown-bag lunch group.

KPL Central 315 S Rose St  342-9837

Sunday January 27, 2008

9:30 AM -

Spiritual Connections: Finding Home, Finding Grace

"It takes a Village." Community Building, with Diana Hernandez and Lissette Mira-Amaya, Hispanic American Council

First United Methodist Church 212 Park St.   

Monday January 28, 2008

7:00 PM -

Animal Dreams Public Book Discussion

Hosted by the Zion Women’s Book Club.

Zion Luthern Church 2122 Bronson Blvd Kalamazoo MI 49008  382-2360

Tuesday January 29, 2008

4:00 PM -

American Indian Storytelling

Master storyteller Larry Plamondon, a First Nation advocate and respected tribal elder of the Grand River Bands of Odawa, will share ancient stories of the Anishnabek, the First People of Michigan, with young folks and their families.

KPL Washington Square 1244 Portage St  553-7970

Tuesday January 29, 2008

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Book as a Literary Classic

A look at the characterization, potent, poetic imagery, and layered plot filled with resonating social, political and environmental issues—all the qualities that make this an engaging, enduring classic.

Portage District Library 300 Library Lane 

Tuesday January 29, 2008

7:00 PM -

American Indian Storytelling

Master storyteller Larry Plamondon, a First Nation advocate and respected tribal elder of the Grand River Bands of Odawa, will share ancient stories of the Anishnabek, the First People of Michigan, with young folks and their families.

KPL Oshtemo 7265 W Main St  553-7980

Friday February 01, 2008

brown bag

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Pregnancy Loss: Brown-Bag Lunch Discussion

Discuss pain, depression, hope, and healing in pregnancy loss, especially as it relates to Codi in Animal Dreams.

KPL Central 315 S Rose St  342-9837

Sunday February 03, 2008

9:30 AM -

Spiritual Connections: Finding Home, Finding Grace

Nurturing Community and Nurturing the Earth, with Kim Finkbeiner, Supervisor, Land Water & Wastewater Division, Environmental Health Bureau, Health & Community Services Department

First United Methodist Church 212 Park St.   

Monday February 04, 2008

6:30 PM -

Away From Her

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

KPL Central 315 S Rose St  342-9837

Tuesday February 05, 2008

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Animal Dreams Cultural Background

When Codi referred to her boyfriend Loyd as "Loyd with one ‘l’," what was she really saying? Cultural anthropologist Ike Vasquez will give a deeper insight into this and other conversations and traditions featured in Animal Dreams.

KPL Oshtemo 7265 W Main St  553-7980

Wednesday February 06, 2008

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Animal Dreams Public Book Discussion

Come share your thoughts and insights at this drop-in book discussion led by Marsha Meyer and Lindy Rose, with guest Lucia Franco, owner of Mi Ranchito, which will furnish aperitivos and bocaditos (appetizers).

Portage District Library 300 Library Lane 

Wednesday February 06, 2008

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Animal Dreams Public Book Discussion

Sponsored by Western Michigan University Libraries

WMU-Stuart Clock Tower Stuart Clock Tower 

Wednesday February 06, 2008

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Animal Dreams Public Book Discussion

Come share your thoughts and insights at this drop-in book discussion led by Marsha Meyer and Lindy Rose, with guest Lucia Franco, owner of Mi Ranchito, which will furnish aperitivos and bocaditos (appetizers).

Portage District Library 300 Library Lane 

Thursday February 07, 2008

8:00 PM -

Los Bandits: More Than a Tex-Mex Band

Film producer Dhera Strauss will host this screening of her award-winning documentary, which has shown over Michigan Public Broadcasting Stations and has been accepted into four film festivals.

Kalamazoo Valley Museum 230 N Rose St  373-7990

Friday February 08, 2008

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Brown-Bag Discussion: Sibling Relationships

Discuss the push and pull of growing up together.

KPL Central 315 S Rose St  342-9837

Friday February 08, 2008

1:00 PM -

The Dream Weaver

Find out about dreams through stories, making a Native American dream catcher, and listening to Ojibwe tribe member David Fleming talk about what the dream catcher means to a Native American.

KPL Powell 1000 W Paterson St  553-7960

Saturday February 09, 2008

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Animal Dreams Public Book Discussion

Free for Nature Center members; entrance fee will be waived for non-members participating in the discussion.

Kalamazoo Nature Center 7000 N Westnedge Ave  381-1574

Sunday February 10, 2008

9:30 AM -

Spiritual Connections: Finding Home, Finding Grace

Grassroots Activism, with Jeff Spoelstra, member of the citizen’s group working to clean up and prevent pollution in the Kalamazoo River and its watershed.

First United Methodist Church 212 Park St.   

Sunday February 10, 2008

2:00 PM -

Power of Forgiveness

The second film in a series of three films sponsored by the Fetzer Institute as part of its Campaign for Love & Forgiveness, this documentary combines character-driven stories about the most dramatic transgressions imaginable with those that seem more commonplace.

First Baptist Church 315 W Michigan Avenue   

Sunday February 10, 2008

4:00 PM -

René Meave of Los Bandits in Concert

 

First Baptist Church 315 W Michigan Avenue   

Monday February 11, 2008

7:00 PM -

Power of Forgiveness

The second film in a series of three films sponsored by the Fetzer Institute as part of its Campaign for Love & Forgiveness, this documentary combines character-driven stories about the most dramatic transgressions imaginable with those that seem more commonplace.

First Baptist Church 315 W Michigan Avenue   

Tuesday February 12, 2008

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Sweetheart Dance

The Portage Senior Center Band will provide the dancing music and entertainment.

St. Michael Luthern Church 7211 Oakland Dr, Portage 

Tuesday February 12, 2008

7:00 PM -

Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Dynamics

Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and its effect on the family and community, especially as it concerns Animal Dreams.

KPL Central 315 S Rose St  342-9837

Tuesday February 12, 2008

7:00 PM -

Animal Dreams Public Book Discussion

Hosted by the American Association of University Women.

Zion Luthern Church 2122 Bronson Blvd Kalamazoo MI 49008  382-2360

Tuesday February 12, 2008

7:00 PM -

Animal Dreams Public Book Discussion

Book Discussion

Westminster Presbyterian Church 1515 Helen Ave Portage MI 49002  349-3568

Wednesday February 13, 2008

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet the Chefs: Desserts of Central America

Chef Giti Henrie’s passion for baking began at a young age as she helped her grandmother bake bread and pastries in her family’s outdoor stone oven in Tehran, Iran. She was responsible for keeping the bakery pantry full of breads, baklava and other Middle Eastern pastries. She also assisted her fath

Portage District Library 300 Library Lane 

Wednesday February 13, 2008

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Meet the Chefs: Desserts of Central America

Chef Giti Henrie’s passion for baking began at a young age as she helped her grandmother bake bread and pastries in her family’s outdoor stone oven in Tehran, Iran. She was responsible for keeping the bakery pantry full of breads, baklava and other Middle Eastern pastries. She also assisted her fath

Portage District Library 300 Library Lane 

Friday February 15, 2008

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Brown-Bag Discussion: The U.S. Southwest

Discuss geography and cultures then and now in the U.S. Southwest. Gloria Larrieu, English professor, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, will lead this brown-bag lunch group.

KPL Central 315 S Rose St  342-9837

Friday February 15, 2008

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Animal Dreams Public Book Discussion

Discussion Leader: Marsha Meyer

Crossroads Village 6600 Constitution Blvd Portage Mi 49002  327-2100

Friday February 15, 2008

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Family History Workshop

Ronne Hartfield, author of Another Way Home: The Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family, will describe how family history can illustrate the broader arena of all human experience.

KPL Central 315 S Rose St  342-9837

Saturday February 16, 2008

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Family History Workshop

Ronne Hartfield, author of Another Way Home: The Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family, will describe how family history can illustrate the broader arena of all human experience.

Portage District Library 300 Library Lane 

Tuesday February 19, 2008

7:00 PM -

Going South: Service and Learning in Central America

Recently returned from a service trip to Nicaragua, youth from First Baptist Church share their reflecctions on their experiences and their ideas about Hallie's work.

KPL Central 315 S Rose St  342-9837

Wednesday February 20, 2008

7:00 PM -  

Animal Dreams World Café: Conversations That Matter

The World Café is a flexible, easy to use process for fostering collaborative dialogue, sharing mutual knowledge, and discovering new opportunities for action.

Park Club 219 South St  381-0876

Thursday February 21, 2008

7:00 PM -

Tell Me Where It Hurts

What’s it like for a Western-educated doctor to practice medicine amidst other cultures? Dr. Gottfried Oosterwal will talk about his experiences practicing medicine in New Guinea jungles and remote African villages.

KPL Central 315 S Rose St  342-9837

Friday February 22, 2008

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Heart Dead Set on a New World: Lunch Discussion

Discuss activism and community-building at home. Rev. Kathleen Robertson King, United Campus Ministry, Western Michigan University, will lead discussion.

KPL Central 315 S Rose St  342-9837

Friday February 22, 2008

7:00 PM -

Animal Dreams Public Book Discussion

Book Discussion at People's Church

People's Church 1758 N 10th St.  

Saturday February 23, 2008

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Day of the Dead Comes Alive

Magical Rain Theaterworks will share how the Mexican holiday of El Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated both in Mexico and north of the border.

KPL Eastwood 1112 Gayle Ave  553-7810

Thursday February 28, 2008

8:00 PM -

Critical Issues; Alternative Views

Recently returned from a service trip to Nicaragua, youth from First Baptist Church share their reflections on their experience. Produced by Lynwood Bartley, Don Cooney, Leigh Ford, Ron Kramer, and Elke Schoffers through the facilities of the Kalamazoo Community Access Center

Community Access Broadcast Television broadcast 

Friday February 29, 2008

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

ChangeMakers Workshop

The people of Grace used their talents, interests and passions to make their community a better place.

Borgess Navigtion Center 1521 Gull Rd  226-7000

Friday February 29, 2008

9:00 PM -

Critical Issues; Alternative Views

Recently returned from a service trip to Nicaragua, youth from First Baptist Church share their reflections on their experience. Produced by Lynwood Bartley, Don Cooney, Leigh Ford, Ron Kramer, and Elke Schoffers through the facilities of the Kalamazoo Community Access Center

Community Access Broadcast Television broadcast 

Thursday March 06, 2008

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Finding Grace in Kalamazoo

Reading Together concludes with "Finding Grace in Kalamazoo," a concert featuring talented musician Ken Medema. With his amazing gift of impromptu composition, Ken will help us to discover and celebrate dreams born and nurtured in our community and the people who have kept these dreams alive.

First Baptist Church 315 W Michigan Avenue   

Friday March 07, 2008

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

ArtHop Featuring Musician Roy Douglas

Pacific Northwest singer-songwriter Roy Douglas will perform original works, about human relationships, social justice, and searching for meaning in life, and vintage Bruce Cockburn selections relating to timely issues of Animal Dreams.

First Baptist Church 315 W Michigan Avenue   

Monday March 10, 2008

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Eyes on the World: A Photojournalism Exhibit

This photography exhibit features winners of a scholarship grant from the Alexia Tsairis Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding. Exhibit runs from March 10-April 15.

Portage District Library 300 Library Lane 

Friday March 14, 2008

11:30 AM -

Animal Dreams Public Book Discussion

Hosted by the Women’s Book Group. Meet for 11:30 lunch at Red’s next door. Return to church for dessert and book discussion.

Unitarian Universalist Comm Church 10441 Shaver Rd   

Tuesday March 18, 2008

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Dealing with Family Loss

Lindy Rose, Hospice volunteer, and Andrea Heerdt, executive director of Covenant Senior Day Program, will lead this discussion about family loss based on Joan Didion’s Year of Magical Thinking with guest speaker Marie Bahlke, poet and author of One Oar. Come share your thoughts and insights.

Portage District Library 300 Library Lane 

Wednesday March 19, 2008

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dealing with Family Loss

Lindy Rose, Hospice volunteer, and Andrea Heerdt, executive director of Covenant Senior Day Program, will lead this discussion about family loss based on Joan Didion’s Year of Magical Thinking with guest speaker Marie Bahlke, poet and author of One Oar. Come share your thoughts and insights.

Portage District Library 300 Library Lane 

Thursday March 20, 2008

6:30 PM -

Smoke Signals: Film and Discussion

View the Miramax Pictures 1998 film Smoke Signals then discuss ethical issues raised by the film with Jil Larson, associate professor of English, Western Michigan University.

WMU - Bernhard Center WMU Campus   

Saturday March 22, 2008

8:00 PM -

Critical Issues; Alternative Views

Recently returned from a service trip to Nicaragua, youth from First Baptist Church share their reflections on their experience. Produced by Lynwood Bartley, Don Cooney, Leigh Ford, Ron Kramer, and Elke Schoffers through the facilities of the Kalamazoo Community Access Center

Community Access Broadcast Television broadcast 

Sunday March 23, 2008

9:00 PM -

Critical Issues; Alternative Views

Recently returned from a service trip to Nicaragua, youth from First Baptist Church share their reflections on their experience. Produced by Lynwood Bartley, Don Cooney, Leigh Ford, Ron Kramer, and Elke Schoffers through the facilities of the Kalamazoo Community Access Center

Community Access Broadcast Television broadcast 

Saturday April 05, 2008

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Photojournalism Workshop with Justin Yuranin

Learn the adventures, demands, and rewards of the life of a photojournalist from Justin Yuranin, a photographer from the Daytona Beach News-Journal and recipient of an Alexia Tsairis Foundation Grant.

Portage District Library 300 Library Lane 

Sunday April 06, 2008

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Eyes on the World Exhibit Reception

This reception to celebrate the Eyes on the World photography exhibit will feature Peter and Aphrodite Tsairis, founders of the Alexia Tsairis Foundation for World Peace, sponsor of the exhibit, and Justin Yurkanin, a recipient of a Foundation grant.

Portage District Library 300 Library Lane