There will be a Board of Trustees Meeting on Monday, February 13, 6–7 pm in Oshtemo Branch Community Room. The agenda and minutes will be available on our website

Patron Communication Survey

Kalamazoo Public Library is evaluating our current patron communications process. We would appreciate if you could please take a few moments to answer some questions that can guide us in improving our service to you. We thank you for your time.

Peace During War

Feb 8 | 4–6 pm | Washington Square | Teen: KPL is proud to announce our new partnership with Peace During War, a local nonprofit run by Michael Wilder and Yafinceio Harris, long-time Kalamazoo residents. This intrepid organization aims to reduce gun-related violence by building community, specifically by reaching at-risk youths.

Page Turners Book Club

Feb 6 | 6:30 pm | Oshtemo | Adult: Engage in a thought-provoking conversation about Ducks by Kate Beaton.

How To Use Your iPhone

Feb 6 | 2 pm | Central | Adult: Learn all of the basic functions of your iPhone in this demonstration.

Black History Month Bingo

Feb 6 | 6–7:30 pm | Eastwood | Adult: In celebration of our community’s rich African American heritage during Black History Month, join Chiante’ Lymon, Executive Director of Society for History and Racial Equity (S.H.A.R.E.) for an evening of playful learning.

First Saturday at the Alma Powell Branch Library

Feb 4 | 11:30 am – 1 pm | Powell | Family: Visit with community organizations, enjoy special crafts and activities, and enjoy the latest and greatest that KPL has for you along with local agencies that support your community!

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Upcoming Events

Adult

Adult Reading Challenge

When:

Thu, December 1, 2022 – Tue, February 28
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Adult

KPL Tech Days

When:

Sat, February 4
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Children

First Saturday at the Alma Powell Branch Library

When:

Sat, February 4
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where:

POW/Barnabee Gallery

Adult

On-Demand Video Series: Asking Hard Questions as a…

When:

Mon, February 6
OPEN HOURS

Where:

[email protected] Online Events

Registration Required

Adult

KPL Tech Days

When:

Mon, February 6
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Adult

How To Use Your iPhone

When:

Mon, February 6
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Van Deusen Room

All Ages

Virtual Reality Night

When:

Mon, February 6
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Lower Level Rotunda

Adult

Black History Month Bingo

When:

Mon, February 6
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Community Room

Registration Required

Adult

Page Turners Book Club

When:

Mon, February 6
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Registration Required

Children

Talk Read Sing Playgroup @ OSH

When:

Tue, February 7
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Children

First Saturday at the Alma Powell Branch Library

When:

Sat, February 4
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where:

POW/Barnabee Gallery

All Ages

Virtual Reality Night

When:

Mon, February 6
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Lower Level Rotunda

Children

Talk Read Sing Playgroup @ OSH

When:

Tue, February 7
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Children

Talk Read Sing Playgroup @ WSQ

When:

Thu, February 9
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

WSQ/Community Room

Family

Family Storytime at Oshtemo

When:

Thu, February 9
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Community Room

All Ages

Virtual Reality Night

When:

Thu, February 9
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Lower Level Rotunda

Family

Family Storytime at Central

When:

Fri, February 10
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Children

Talk Read Sing Playgroup @ OSH

When:

Tue, February 14
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Children

Bookworms

When:

Tue, February 14
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

All Ages

Mobile Library–Texas Township

When:

Wed, February 15
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Where:

Texas Township Hall

Children

First Saturday at the Alma Powell Branch Library

When:

Sat, February 4
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where:

POW/Barnabee Gallery

All Ages

Virtual Reality Night

When:

Mon, February 6
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Lower Level Rotunda

Teen

Anime in the Afternoon

When:

Tue, February 7
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Where:

CEN/Teen Studio

Teen

Peace During War

When:

Wed, February 8
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where:

WSQ/Community Room

Family

Family Storytime at Oshtemo

When:

Thu, February 9
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Teen

Library League

When:

Thu, February 9
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Where:

OSH

All Ages

Virtual Reality Night

When:

Thu, February 9
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Lower Level Rotunda

Family

Family Storytime at Central

When:

Fri, February 10
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Teen

Move with Joy: Yoga for Teens

When:

Fri, February 10
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Registration Required

Teen

Art for Your Sweetheart!

When:

Mon, February 13
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Teen Studio

Adult

Adult Reading Challenge

When:

Thu, December 1, 2022 – Tue, February 28
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Adult

KPL Tech Days

When:

Sat, February 4
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Adult

On-Demand Video Series: Asking Hard Questions as a…

When:

Mon, February 6
OPEN HOURS

Where:

[email protected] Online Events

Registration Required

Adult

KPL Tech Days

When:

Mon, February 6
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Adult

How To Use Your iPhone

When:

Mon, February 6
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Van Deusen Room

All Ages

Virtual Reality Night

When:

Mon, February 6
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Lower Level Rotunda

Adult

Black History Month Bingo

When:

Mon, February 6
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Community Room

Registration Required

Adult

Page Turners Book Club

When:

Mon, February 6
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Registration Required

Adult

Video Editing for Beginners

When:

Tue, February 7
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Idea Lab

Registration Required

Adult

Permission to Get Weird — Fun and Accessible Design…

When:

Tue, February 7
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Where:

[email protected] Online Events

Registration Required

Children

First Saturday at the Alma Powell Branch Library

When:

Sat, February 4
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where:

POW/Barnabee Gallery

Family

Family Storytime at Oshtemo

When:

Thu, February 9
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Family

Family Storytime at Central

When:

Fri, February 10
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Family

Family Storytime at Oshtemo

When:

Thu, February 16
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Family

Family Storytime at Central

When:

Fri, February 17
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Children

Bedtime Stories

When:

Mon, February 20
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Family

Family Storytime at Oshtemo

When:

Thu, February 23
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Family

Family Storytime at Central

When:

Fri, February 24
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Family

Love Your Library

When:

Sat, February 25
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Children

Bedtime Stories

When:

Mon, February 27
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Play to Learn Center

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