Wintertime Matinee

Dec 7 | 3–5 pm | Central | Teen: Ready for Winter Break? Get a head start at your local library with our Wintertime Matinee series. Snacks and crafts are to be provided.

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Get Creative with Creativebug!

The holidays are coming! If you are feeling crafty and looking for a fun DIY gift idea, Creativebug is for you! Featuring thousands of videos from professional artists and crafters, Creativebug is perfect for all skill levels!

Adult Reading Challenge

Beginning December 1 | All Locations | Adult: Join us for the first season of the Adult Reading Challenge! Read a book of your choice for 3 of our 10 reading prompts and earn a prize!

Author Talk–with Geraldine Brooks

Dec 6 | 7 pm | Online | Adult: Join us for an exciting virtual chat with the highly-acclaimed and award-winning novelist, Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her most recent New York Times Bestselling novel Horse. Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.

Tough Topics: Engagement for Teens

Dec 1–31 | Open Hours | Central | Teen: Beginning in December 2022, we will offer engagement opportunities which cover a range of such topics: gun violence in Kalamazoo, mental health, body positivity, anti-racism, queer life, and so much more. These free events are open to teens in grades 6th-12th, no registration necessary, unless otherwise stated in the event description. As librarians, we’re here to help, not to judge.

Tween Graphic Novel Club

Dec 7 | 4 pm | Oshtemo | Children: Discuss Scarlett Hart, Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick and enjoy a snack and crafts!

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Upcoming Events

Teen

Wintertime Scavenger Hunt

When:

Thu, December 1 – Sat, December 31
OPEN HOURS

Where:

CEN/Teen Studio

Adult

Adult Reading Challenge

When:

Thu, December 1 – Tue, February 28, 2023
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Adult

On-Demand Video Series: The Bridge to Thriving Framework©…

When:

Mon, December 5
OPEN HOURS

Where:

[email protected] Online Events

Registration Required

Adult

KPL Tech Days

When:

Mon, December 5
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Children

Bedtime Stories

When:

Mon, December 5
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Adult

Page Turners Book Club

When:

Mon, December 5
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Registration Required

Children

Talk Read Sing Playgroup @ OSH

When:

Tue, December 6
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Adult

Author Talk–with Geraldine Brooks

When:

Tue, December 6
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where:

KPL Online Events

Registration Required

Teen

Wintertime Matinee

When:

Wed, December 7
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Teen Studio

Children

Tween Graphic Novel Club

When:

Wed, December 7
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Children

Bedtime Stories

When:

Mon, December 5
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Children

Talk Read Sing Playgroup @ OSH

When:

Tue, December 6
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Children

Tween Graphic Novel Club

When:

Wed, December 7
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

All Ages

Mobile Library–Texas Township

When:

Thu, December 8
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Where:

Texas Township Hall

Children

Talk Read Sing Playgroup @ WSQ

When:

Thu, December 8
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

WSQ/Community Room

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Thu, December 8
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, December 9
OPEN HOURS

Where:

CEN/Play Here

All Ages

Tiny Art Show

When:

Sat, December 10 – Sun, January 15, 2023
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Children

Bedtime Stories

When:

Mon, December 12
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Children

Talk Read Sing Playgroup @ OSH

When:

Tue, December 13
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Teen

Wintertime Scavenger Hunt

When:

Thu, December 1 – Sat, December 31
OPEN HOURS

Where:

CEN/Teen Studio

Children

Bedtime Stories

When:

Mon, December 5
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Teen

Wintertime Matinee

When:

Wed, December 7
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Teen Studio

All Ages

Mobile Library–Texas Township

When:

Thu, December 8
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Where:

Texas Township Hall

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Thu, December 8
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Teen

Library League

When:

Thu, December 8
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Where:

OSH

Teen

Peace During War

When:

Thu, December 8
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Teen Studio

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, December 9
OPEN HOURS

Where:

CEN/Play Here

All Ages

Tiny Art Show

When:

Sat, December 10 – Sun, January 15, 2023
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Children

Bedtime Stories

When:

Mon, December 12
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Adult

Adult Reading Challenge

When:

Thu, December 1 – Tue, February 28, 2023
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Adult

On-Demand Video Series: The Bridge to Thriving Framework©…

When:

Mon, December 5
OPEN HOURS

Where:

[email protected] Online Events

Registration Required

Adult

KPL Tech Days

When:

Mon, December 5
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Adult

Page Turners Book Club

When:

Mon, December 5
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Registration Required

Adult

Author Talk–with Geraldine Brooks

When:

Tue, December 6
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where:

KPL Online Events

Registration Required

All Ages

Mobile Library–Texas Township

When:

Thu, December 8
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Where:

Texas Township Hall

All Ages

Tiny Art Show

When:

Sat, December 10 – Sun, January 15, 2023
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Adult

KPL Tech Days

When:

Sat, December 10
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Adult

CANCELED: Rose Street Poetry Club

When:

Sat, December 10
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Where:

CEN/Study Room 1

Adult

On-Demand Video Series: What if 911 dispatched mental health…

When:

Mon, December 12
OPEN HOURS

Where:

[email protected] Online Events

Registration Required

Children

Bedtime Stories

When:

Mon, December 5
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Thu, December 8
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, December 9
OPEN HOURS

Where:

CEN/Play Here

Children

Bedtime Stories

When:

Mon, December 12
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Thu, December 15
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, December 16
OPEN HOURS

Where:

CEN/Play Here

Children

Bedtime Stories

When:

Mon, December 19
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Thu, December 22
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, December 23
OPEN HOURS

Where:

CEN/Play Here

Children

Bedtime Stories

When:

Mon, December 26
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Play to Learn Center

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