NOTICE: The Eastwood Branch will be closed on April 29th & 30th for maintenance needs. 

Notice of Public Meeting: Kalamazoo Public Library Board of Trustees | April 22nd| 5 pm | Central Library/Van Deusen Room. The packet of information for the meeting can be found on the library’s website

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Downtown Kalamazoo Neighborhood

Bonnie Jo Campbell: The Hometown Writer Exhibit

Apr 24 | 6 pm | Central | Adult: Alecia Cross, Exhibits Program Coordinator at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, and local author Bonnie Jo Campbell discuss putting together the current KVM Bonnie Jo Campbell exhibit, running through June 30.

Kalamazoo Lyceum: Hope for Our Community

Apr 27 | 2–4 pm | Central | Adult: Hear from local leaders about the ways we can find hope and change within our Kalamazoo community.

DIY Stress Busters

Apr 22 | 4:30 pm | Central | Children: Are you stressed? Let’s make tools that can help—stress balls and calming jars.

Changing the Narrative with Aubrey Bergauer

Apr 29 | 11 am | Central | Adult: KPL is pleased to partner with the Irving S. Gilmore International Piano Competition in presenting guest speaker Aubrey Bergauer, whose book, Run it Like a Business: Strategies for Arts Organizations to Increase Audiences, Remain Relevant, and Multiply Money–Without Losing the Art, was released in February of 2024.

Musical Storybooks: They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

Apr 29 | 10:30 am | Central | Family: Perfect for preschoolers! This story explores different ways to see and hear the world, accompanied by a string quartet from the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.

Events @ Central

Teen

Paint a Piggy!

When:

Mon, April 22
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

CEN

Children

DIY Stress Busters

When:

Mon, April 22
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Registration Required

Family

Move & Groove

When:

Tue, April 23
10:00 am – 10:45 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Teen

Anime in the Afternoon

When:

Wed, April 24
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Teen Studio

Children

Build It!

When:

Wed, April 24
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

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