Central Library has free rapid COVID-19 test kits available on the first floor.
1 box (each box has two rapid tests) per individual or 5 per household. First come first served — no reserving or picking up for others.

So You Want to Publish

Aug 22 | 6–7:30 pm | Eastwood | Adult: Sonya and Sean Hollins will lead a 3-part publishing workshop.

Featured Service

LinkedIn Learning

The job market is hot right now! If you need to brush up on your skills to become more marketable, then LinkedIn Learning is for you! Choose from thousands of videos on various topics taught by professionals.

D&D Dungeon Master Training

Aug 22 | 6–8 pm | Central | Adult: By popular demand, KPL is expanding our Dungeons and Dragons programming for adults to include Dungeon Master Training! Dungeon Masters (DMs) run the game, and act as part storyteller, part rules referee.

The Beauty in Breaking: Author Talk with Michele Harper

Aug 22 | 9 pm | Online | Adult: This author talk with Michele Harper will cover many of the lessons she’s learned on her inspiring personal journey and the success of her New York Times bestselling memoir, The Beauty in Breaking.

Chalk It Out!

Aug 20 | All Locations | All Ages: Have something to say? Feel the need to express yourself artistically? Come to any KPL branch to express yourself! We will provide sidewalk chalk for patrons of all ages to leave their mark on the library sidewalks.

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NEW! Author Talks

KPL is pleased to present a series of exciting author talks. Enjoy a range of talks from bestselling authors and…

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Writers' Block

Are you a local writer? Share your upcoming book on Writers’ Block! Writers’ Block is where KPL celebrates independently published…

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Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who…

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Upcoming Events

Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Family

Drum and Dance with Rootead

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

EAS

Adult

Tuesdays with Morrie — Book Discussion

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Community Room

All Ages

Ecumenical Senior Center

When:

Thu, August 18
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

Ecumenical Senior Center

Teen

DIY Sidewalk Chalk

When:

Thu, August 18
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Where:

POW

Registration Required

Teen

Library League

When:

Thu, August 18
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, August 19
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

All Ages

Mobile Library–A.I.M.S. Kidz Back to School Bash

When:

Fri, August 19
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where:

Verluis/Dickinson Park

All Ages

Chalk It Out!

When:

Sat, August 20
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where:

All KPL Branches

Adult

On-Demand Video Series: WISDOM FROM THE TOP WITH GUY RAZ…

When:

Mon, August 22
OPEN HOURS

Where:

[email protected] Online Events

Registration Required

Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Family

Drum and Dance with Rootead

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

EAS

All Ages

Ecumenical Senior Center

When:

Thu, August 18
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

Ecumenical Senior Center

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, August 19
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

All Ages

Mobile Library–A.I.M.S. Kidz Back to School Bash

When:

Fri, August 19
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where:

Verluis/Dickinson Park

All Ages

Chalk It Out!

When:

Sat, August 20
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where:

All KPL Branches

Children

Lego at The Library

When:

Mon, August 22
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Children

Lego at The Library

When:

Tue, August 23
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

POW

Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, August 25
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, August 26
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Family

Drum and Dance with Rootead

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

EAS

All Ages

Ecumenical Senior Center

When:

Thu, August 18
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

Ecumenical Senior Center

Teen

DIY Sidewalk Chalk

When:

Thu, August 18
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Where:

POW

Registration Required

Teen

Library League

When:

Thu, August 18
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, August 19
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

All Ages

Mobile Library–A.I.M.S. Kidz Back to School Bash

When:

Fri, August 19
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where:

Verluis/Dickinson Park

All Ages

Chalk It Out!

When:

Sat, August 20
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where:

All KPL Branches

Teen

Marvel™ Matinee Days

When:

Wed, August 24
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where:

EAS

Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, August 25
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Adult

Tuesdays with Morrie — Book Discussion

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Community Room

All Ages

Ecumenical Senior Center

When:

Thu, August 18
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

Ecumenical Senior Center

All Ages

Mobile Library–A.I.M.S. Kidz Back to School Bash

When:

Fri, August 19
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where:

Verluis/Dickinson Park

All Ages

Chalk It Out!

When:

Sat, August 20
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where:

All KPL Branches

Adult

On-Demand Video Series: WISDOM FROM THE TOP WITH GUY RAZ…

When:

Mon, August 22
OPEN HOURS

Where:

[email protected] Online Events

Registration Required

Adult

So You Want to Publish

When:

Mon, August 22
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Community Room

Adult

D&D Dungeon Master Training

When:

Mon, August 22
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Boardroom

Registration Required

Adult

The Beauty in Breaking: Author Talk with Michele Harper

When:

Mon, August 22
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where:

KPL Online Events

Adult

Music and Memories with Fiddlehead Music Therapy

When:

Tue, August 23
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Adult

Leading Starts With You

When:

Wed, August 24
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

[email protected] Online Events

Registration Required

Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Family

Drum and Dance with Rootead

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

EAS

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, August 19
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, August 25
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, August 26
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, September 2
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Where:

CEN

Early Childhood

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Party

When:

Sat, September 10
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Family

Author Visit: Dr Cee presents, The Adventures of Little…

When:

Mon, September 12
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Community Room

Family

Author Visit: Dr Cee presents, The Adventures of Little…

When:

Fri, September 16
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN

Children

#Bewhoyouareday

When:

Sun, September 25
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

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