A Public Meeting of the KPL Board of Trustees will be held at 5 pm Monday, December 11, 2023 at Central Library/Van Deusen. Information can be found on the library’s website. 

Rose Street Poetry Club

Dec 9 | 10 am | Central | Adult: This club meets monthly to share and encourage reading and writing poetry along with learning new poetry forms. Geared towards adults who seek to promote literacy, inclusion, and friendship in a relaxed setting.

Blacklight Paint and Sip

Dec 9 | 1–3 pm | Central | Teen: Back by popular demand! Come get creative at the library with our paint and sip party, in the dark! While supplies last.

Turning it Around with Ny’Shawn Scott

Dec 13 | 5:30–7:30 pm | Teen: Ny’Shawn Scott isn’t just a Kalamazoo Central High School senior, he’s a top student who turned his future around and got back on track. Come meet Ny’Shawn and hear his inspiring story.

Page Turners Book Club

Dec 11 | 6:30 pm | Oshtemo | Adult: Engage in a thought-provoking conversation about The Twilight World by Werner Herzog.

Read to Kenny

Dec 12 | 4:30–6 pm | Oshtemo | Children: Come get cozy and read with a therapy dog in the Oshtemo Children’s Room! Kenny is a certified therapy dog who loves to spend time with kids and hear stories.

Reindeer Hot Chocolate Bags

Dec 12 | 4 pm | Washington Square | Teen: Love hot chocolate? Come make your own reindeer-inspired hot chocolate bags to take home.



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