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RIP Author Eric Jerome Dickey

We were saddened to hear of the January 3 passing of New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey. Eric Jerome Dickey, source: Essence Magazine A native of Memphis, Tennessee,…

KPL Staff Picks: Best of 2020

Each year, KPL’s staff read, watch and listen to hundreds of the titles found in our collections. Find inspiration from the lists of the best things KPL staff checked out…

Shop the Friends Bookstore Online!

Pick up your purchases at Kalamazoo Public Library Parking Lot, or in the bookstore during Friends Bookstore open hours: Wednesday 12–6 pm, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 10 am–4 pm. Click…

Michigan Library Awards

Join the Michigan library community for the Michigan Library Awards! Follow us on Facebook, and tune in to KPL’s Facebook Live on October 29 at 6:30 pm for the can’t-miss virtual event celebrating excellence…

Meet the KPL Board of Trustees Candidates

The following candidates are running for Kalamazoo Public Library’s Board of Trustees in the 2020 Election. We have asked the candidates to introduce themselves by answering the following questions: Please…

2020 Youth Literature Seminar

The 2020 Youth Literature Seminar is online and FREE to attend. The Time is Now The traumatic events that have occurred during most of 2020 have drawn many comparisons to similar…

But, I Returned That!

Have you recently received an overdue notification from KPL about a book or a movie you know you returned? Not to worry, our quarantine process is likely the reason. As…

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (September 27–October 3, 2020) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts…

Geek Fest 2023

Nerds unite! Geek Fest returns to the Kalamazoo County Expo Center on October 14th! Join KPL staff, as well as the other sponsoring libraries: Paw Paw District Library, Portage District Library, and…

KPL eLearning

KPL offers eLearning opportunities for all ages and all levels of computer users. Are you brand new to using a computer and need help getting started? KPL Digital Learn is for you.…

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…

Back to School Resources

This fall, many students will be attending virtual classes instead of in-person classes. KPL offers many educational resources that can be accessed from home by teachers, students of all ages,…

Ready to Read Received a $1,681 Donation

KPL was selected to be PFC’s (People’s Food Co-op) March “Change for Change” program where shoppers are asked to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar and the “change”…

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