Step Back in History: KPL at 150

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Oct 7 | 5–7 pm | Central | All Ages: Join us at the Central library during the October Art Hop for this immersive experience in observance of the 150th anniversary of Kalamazoo Public Library. Walk through a life-size exhibit of historic photos from the early library buildings, interact with KPL staff members in period costumes, enjoy musical entertainment by The Mall City Harmonizers (barbershop) and, thanks to the sponsorship of Connecting Chords Music Festival, Sweetbriar Sisters (ukulele trio), participate in hands-on activities, receive a commemorative souvenir of the occasion, and of course, enjoy some birthday cake!

Haunted House at KPL featuring Dustin Pari of Ghost Hunters

Oct 17 | 5–7 pm | Central | All Ages: Let Dustin Pari be your guide through all things spooky and scary! An all age appropriate Haunted House will be available in the Van Deusen room at Central, so don your costume and prepare to trick-or-treat and be thoroughly ‘terrified’! Two tours will be available for the Haunted House: 5 PM and 6 PM. Following each tour, there will be refreshments and a Q&A session with your tour guide. For all ages, no registration necessary.

Ask a Lawyer Family Law Clinic

Sep 29 | 3–5 pm | Central/Law Library | Adult: Attorneys address legal questions about divorce, custody, child support or other family law questions. This clinic is for lower-income persons who cannot afford to hire a lawyer and who earn up to 200% of the annual poverty level.

Geek Fest

Oct 15 | 11 am–3 pm | Kalamazoo County Expo Center | All Ages: This comic-con will be free to the general public, and feature attractions for all ages such as gaming, Legos, robotics, art, comics, cosplay contests, and so much more! Featuring our special guest: YA murder mystery author Gretchen McNeil will be available from 12-2 PM for a Meet & Greet and book signing.

Be Who You Are Day

Sep 25–30 | Open Hours | All KPL Locations | Children: Be Who You Are Day is all about celebrating what makes you special. Created by beloved children’s author, Todd Parr, #bewhoyouareday is filled with funtivities that make childhood special. Stop by any KPL location to pick up a special [email protected] bag filled with goodies and a Todd Parr book to keep. Books will vary in each bag and are available while supplies last. All open hours at all locations.

Photoshop for Beginners

Sep 29 | 6 pm | Central/Idea Lab | 6 pm | Adult: Come to the Idea Lab and learn the basics of Photoshop from an expert in this one-on-one session.

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Upcoming Events

Children

#Bewhoyouareday

When:

Wed, September 28
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Children

#Bewhoyouareday

When:

Thu, September 29
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Children

Talk Read Sing Playgroup @ WSQ

When:

Thu, September 29
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

WSQ

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Thu, September 29
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Adult

Premiere Pro for Beginners

When:

Thu, September 29
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Idea Lab

Registration Required

Adult

Ask a Lawyer Family Law Clinic

When:

Thu, September 29
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Law Library

Registration Required

Teen

Library League

When:

Thu, September 29
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Where:

OSH

Adult

Photoshop for Beginners

When:

Thu, September 29
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Idea Lab

Registration Required

Children

#Bewhoyouareday

When:

Fri, September 30
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, September 30
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Children

#Bewhoyouareday

When:

Wed, September 28
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Children

#Bewhoyouareday

When:

Thu, September 29
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Children

Talk Read Sing Playgroup @ WSQ

When:

Thu, September 29
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

WSQ

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Thu, September 29
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Children

#Bewhoyouareday

When:

Fri, September 30
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, September 30
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Children

First Saturday at the Alma Powell Branch Library

When:

Sat, October 1
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where:

POW/Barnabee Gallery

Children

CANCELED – Bedtime Stories

When:

Mon, October 3
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Children

Talk Read Sing Playgroup @ OSH

When:

Tue, October 4
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

OSH

Children

LEGO at the Library

When:

Tue, October 4
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

POW

Children

#Bewhoyouareday

When:

Wed, September 28
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Children

#Bewhoyouareday

When:

Thu, September 29
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Thu, September 29
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Teen

Library League

When:

Thu, September 29
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Where:

OSH

Children

#Bewhoyouareday

When:

Fri, September 30
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, September 30
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Children

First Saturday at the Alma Powell Branch Library

When:

Sat, October 1
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where:

POW/Barnabee Gallery

Children

CANCELED – Bedtime Stories

When:

Mon, October 3
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Play to Learn Center

All Ages

Kalamazoo Literacy Council Family Literacy Day — Fire…

When:

Wed, October 5
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Where:

Kalamazoo Literacy Council

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Thu, October 6
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Adult

Premiere Pro for Beginners

When:

Thu, September 29
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Idea Lab

Registration Required

Adult

Ask a Lawyer Family Law Clinic

When:

Thu, September 29
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Law Library

Registration Required

Adult

Photoshop for Beginners

When:

Thu, September 29
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Idea Lab

Registration Required

Adult

KPL Tech Days

When:

Sat, October 1
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Adult

Walking Tour of Mountain Home Cemetery

When:

Sun, October 2
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Where:

Mountain Home Cemetary

Adult

On-Demand Video Series: 2022 Kalamazoo Poetry Festival…

When:

Mon, October 3
OPEN HOURS

Where:

[email protected] Online Events

Registration Required

Adult

KPL Tech Days

When:

Mon, October 3
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Adult

Page Turners Book Club

When:

Mon, October 3
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

KPL Online Events

Registration Required

Adult

Models for Shared Leadership

When:

Tue, October 4
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

[email protected] Online Events

Registration Required

Adult

Community Tables–Michigan Department of Health and…

When:

Tue, October 4
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Where:

CEN

Children

#Bewhoyouareday

When:

Wed, September 28
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Children

#Bewhoyouareday

When:

Thu, September 29
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Thu, September 29
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Children

#Bewhoyouareday

When:

Fri, September 30
OPEN HOURS

Where:

All KPL Branches

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, September 30
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Children

First Saturday at the Alma Powell Branch Library

When:

Sat, October 1
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where:

POW/Barnabee Gallery

Children

CANCELED – Bedtime Stories

When:

Mon, October 3
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Thu, October 6
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, October 7
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Children

150th Anniversary – Coloring and Donuts Celebration

When:

Sat, October 8
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:

All KPL Branches

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