Visit the Kalamazoo Public Library channel on YouTube for great clips from recent events and vintage items from the archives.
Historian Tom Buettner explains why 27 million people attended the 1893 Chicago World's Fair (World's Columbian Exposition) and describes Michigan's exhibits in his slide show. Presented Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Kalamazoo Public Library.
Family historian and lecturer Tim Pinnick, whose 25 years experience includes work in all the major U.S. repositories, explains how to find and effectively use African American newspapers in genealogical research. Presented at Kalamazoo Public Library, May 6, 2012. Mr. Pinnick's appearance was cosponsored by Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society.
A silent promotional film made in 1939 to promote Kalamazoo Public Library services. Included are views of downtown Kalamazoo, patrons and students using the original library building, the Public Museum and Art Institute, and more. Learn more about the film at http://www.kpl.gov/1939-film/