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Barbara Ehrenreich (1941–2022)

Barbara Ehrenreich, an author and essayist who picked apart the myths of the American Dream with books that included a firsthand struggle to live on minimum wage in Nickel and…

MI Right to Read & Unite Against Book Bans

It is impossible to watch or read the news and not see stories about efforts to ban books at both school libraries and public libraries across the nation. The American…

False "Active Shooter" Alarm at Central Library

At approximately 3:53 pm on Wednesday, July 27, an “active shooter” warning was announced over Central Library’s public announcement system. This was a result of a misprogrammed handset that was…

NEW! Author Talks

KPL is pleased to present a series of exciting author talks. Enjoy a range of talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders! Brought to you in partnership with the Library…

Writers' Block

Are you a local writer? Share your upcoming book on Writers’ Block! Writers’ Block is where KPL celebrates independently published writers from Kalamazoo County. If that describes you, we encourage…

Juneteenth

Please note that all KPL locations will be closed on Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth. What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending…

MI Library is Now

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries have been an essential lifeline to communities coping with the unprecedented challenges we’ve all faced. With the expansion of technology and e-Content provided by the…

Idea Lab Reopens Monday, May 9!

Great news! KPL’s maker space and creative studio, Idea Lab (located at the Central Library) is reopening to the public on Monday, May 9! Hours:  Monday: 12–5 pm Wednesday: 12–5 pm Friday:…

It's Children's Book Week!

Children’s Book Week is the twice-annual celebration of children’s books and reading. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country, now celebrating its 102nd anniversary…

Let's TALK

Parents of children aged five and under can sign up and receive 8-10 messages per month with fun activities you can do at home to prepare little ones for school…

It's National Library Week!

National Library Week (April 3 – 9, 2022) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support. First sponsored in 1958, National Library…

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