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Ronnie Spector Collection

Ronnie Spector, the lead singer of the Ronettes, the 1960s vocal trio that gave a passionate, bad-girl edge to pop’s girl-group sound with hits like “Be My Baby” and “Baby,…

In Honor of Academy Award Winner, Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen and became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance…

Icon Betty White Passed Away at 99

Icon Betty White passed away on December 31, 2021, she was 99 years old. Betty White began her television career in the late 1930s. She starred on Life with Elizabeth in…

KPL Staff Picks Best of 2021

Each year, KPL staff read, watch and listen to hundreds of titles found in our collections. See what was chosen for the Best of 2021 Staff Picks!

Author Anne Rice 1941–2021

Kalamazoo Public Library is mourning the loss of iconic author Anne Rice who passed away at 80 years old on Sunday, December 12. Anne Rice was the author of over 30…

Friends of KPL Bookstore Gift Book Sale!

Beginning November 26! Shop hundreds of gift-quality, like-new books at a fraction of retail cost. Doors open at 10 am. The Friends Bookstore is located in the Lower Level of…

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts…

The Margin Project

The Margin Project is a special collection offered in the Teen section at the Oshtemo Branch and Central Library. It gives our readers an opportunity to express themselves by writing…

What Do You See in Room 21 C?

As part of their annual Rotary Is For Reading Campaign, Kalamazoo Rotary joins forces with Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo (CIS) to promote literacy and college awareness throughout all second-grade…

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been observed each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in…

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