NOTICE: All KPL locations will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.

Ask a Lawyer Family Law Clinic

July 7 | 4–6 pm | Adult | Central: Free family law clinics. Attorneys address legal questions about divorce, custody, child support or other family law questions.

Family Storytime

Fridays | 10:30 am | Family | Central: Join us in the Children’s Room for stories, songs, and fun activities.

2022 Summer Reading Challenge

Sign up at any KPL location!: Did you know that reading for just 20 minutes a day can open up a world of adventure and earn you fabulous prizes? We invite all youth from birth to grade 12 to explore "Oceans of Possibilities" with us!

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given
away!

Marvel™ Matinee Days

Wednesdays | 2–4 pm | Teen | Eastwood: Even superheroes need a break sometime! We’ll watch a Marvel movie, do crafts, and make comics.

Library League

Thursdays | 3:30–5:30 pm | Teen | Oshtemo: Drop in at OSH for snacks, socializing, and different activities, including games, guests, books, and more!

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Upcoming Events

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, July 1
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Children

First Saturday Storytime at Alma Powell Branch Library

When:

Sat, July 2
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

POW

Teen

Read Along!

When:

Mon, July 4
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Where:

KPL Online Events

Adult

On-Demand Video Series: Centering Racial Equity in…

When:

Tue, July 5
OPEN HOURS

Where:

[email protected] Online Events

Registration Required

Teen

Acrylic Pour Painting

When:

Tue, July 5
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Where:

CEN/Teen Studio

Registration Required

All Ages

Mobile Library–Texas Township

When:

Tue, July 5
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Where:

Texas Township Hall

Children

Lego at The Library

When:

Tue, July 5
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

POW

Children

It’s Storytime

When:

Wed, July 6
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Where:

KPL Facebook Page

Teen

Marvel™ Matinee Days

When:

Wed, July 6
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where:

EAS

Teen

Read Along!

When:

Wed, July 6
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Where:

KPL Online Events

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, July 1
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Children

First Saturday Storytime at Alma Powell Branch Library

When:

Sat, July 2
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

POW

All Ages

Mobile Library–Texas Township

When:

Tue, July 5
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Where:

Texas Township Hall

Children

Lego at The Library

When:

Tue, July 5
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

POW

Children

It’s Storytime

When:

Wed, July 6
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Where:

KPL Facebook Page

All Ages

Kalamazoo Literacy Council Family Literacy Day —…

When:

Wed, July 6
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Where:

Kalamazoo Literacy Council

Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, July 7
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, July 8
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

All Ages

Black Arts and Cultural Center Youth Day

When:

Fri, July 8
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where:

Outside/Douglass Community Association

Family

Storytime at the Farm

When:

Mon, July 11
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Where:

Drake Farmstead

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, July 1
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Teen

Read Along!

When:

Mon, July 4
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Where:

KPL Online Events

Teen

Acrylic Pour Painting

When:

Tue, July 5
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Where:

CEN/Teen Studio

Registration Required

All Ages

Mobile Library–Texas Township

When:

Tue, July 5
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Where:

Texas Township Hall

Teen

Marvel™ Matinee Days

When:

Wed, July 6
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where:

EAS

Teen

Read Along!

When:

Wed, July 6
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Where:

KPL Online Events

All Ages

Kalamazoo Literacy Council Family Literacy Day —…

When:

Wed, July 6
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Where:

Kalamazoo Literacy Council

Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, July 7
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Teen

Library League

When:

Thu, July 7
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, July 8
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Adult

On-Demand Video Series: Centering Racial Equity in…

When:

Tue, July 5
OPEN HOURS

Where:

[email protected] Online Events

Registration Required

All Ages

Mobile Library–Texas Township

When:

Tue, July 5
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Where:

Texas Township Hall

All Ages

Kalamazoo Literacy Council Family Literacy Day —…

When:

Wed, July 6
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Where:

Kalamazoo Literacy Council

Adult

Ask a Lawyer Family Law Clinic

When:

Thu, July 7
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Law Library

Registration Required

All Ages

Black Arts and Cultural Center Youth Day

When:

Fri, July 8
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where:

Outside/Douglass Community Association

Adult

On-Demand Video Series: Webinar Panel — Shifting Power…

When:

Mon, July 11
OPEN HOURS

Where:

[email protected] Online Events

Registration Required

Adult

BE the Domino

When:

Tue, July 12
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

[email protected] Online Events

Adult

Coffee Talk

When:

Tue, July 12
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Community Room

All Ages

Community Tables – County ID

When:

Tue, July 12
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Where:

POW

Adult

GLAMA Acoustic Slow Jam

When:

Tue, July 12
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

CEN/Van Deusen Room

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, July 1
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, July 7
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, July 8
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Family

Storytime at the Farm

When:

Mon, July 11
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Where:

Drake Farmstead

Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, July 14
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Children

Family Storytime – With Special Guest WellSpring Dance

When:

Fri, July 15
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Family

John Ball Traveling Zoo

When:

Sat, July 16
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Van Deusen Room

Family

John Ball Traveling Zoo

When:

Sat, July 16
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Van Deusen Room

Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, July 21
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Family

Explore the Ocean with the Air Zoo

When:

Thu, July 21
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Registration Required

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