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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…

From Book Banning to Broadband, What’s New in 2022?

Issues relating to intellectual freedom continue to dominate news stories, including debates on critical race theory, LGTBQ materials, academic freedom, and broadband access. In the past several months various state…

Update on the 2022 Reading Together Program

  Please note the Meet the Author event originally scheduled at Chenery Auditorium on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 pm will now be held virtually on KPL Live, KPL’s live-streaming…

ALA Youth Media Awards

On January 24, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, digital media, video and audiobooks for children and young adults–including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, and Printz…

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…

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