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A History of the Washington Square Branch Library

Wed, March 22 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

A History of the Washington Square Branch Library

As part of the library’s 150th anniversary celebration, KPL’s Keith Howard will take a close look at the origins of the Washington Square Branch Library and its own 113-year history. From its inception in the basement of the old Portage Street School (later Washington Junior High) to its current home built in 1927, the Washington Square Branch Library – Kalamazoo’s first ever branch library – has since grown to become an integral part of the Edison Neighborhood and the KPL system. We’ll talk about its architecture and explore the branch through historic photos and patrons’ heartwarming stories. Join us!

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Wed, March 22
6:30 pm–7:30 pm
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1244 Portage Street, Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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