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29

Write to Your Future Self

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

Coffee & Connections

9:00 am – 11:00 am

CEN/Van Deusen Room

KPL Tech Days

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Mobile Library – Reading Together Book Giveaway

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

KVCC Texas Township Campus

Video Editing for Beginners

Registration Required

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

DIY No-Sew Handwarmers

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

POW/Douglass Community Room

Hydro-dipped Mugs

Registration Required

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

CEN/Children’s Room

30

Write to Your Future Self

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

Move & Groove

10:00 am – 10:45 am

CEN/Children’s Room

Talk, Read, Sing Playgroup @ OSH

10:30 am – 11:30 am

OSH/Community Room

Alma Powell Branch Library Public Forum

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

CEN/Van Deusen Room

Author Talk–The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine: An Author Talk with Dr. Robert Lustig

Registration Required

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

KPL Online Events

Creativebug Crafts for Adults – Create Your Own Signature Scent

Registration Required

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WSQ/Community Room

Alma Powell Branch Library Public Forum

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lincoln School

31

Write to Your Future Self

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

Mobile Library – Reading Together Book Giveaway

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kalamazoo College

Lightroom for Beginners

Registration Required

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

Anime in the Afternoon

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEN/Teen Studio

Build It! Club

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEN/Children’s Room

Virtual Reality Night

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

CEN/Lower Level Rotunda

1

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Family Storytime @ Oshtemo

10:30 am – 11:30 am

OSH/Community Room

Talk, Read, Sing Playgroup @ WSQ

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

WSQ

Family Storytime @ Eastwood

10:30 am – 11:00 am

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Photoshop for Beginners

Registration Required

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

Just Dance Party

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEN/Teen Studio

Creation Lab

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

CEN/Children’s Room

2

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Baby Time!

9:30 am – 10:00 am

CEN/Children’s Room

Family Storytime @ Central

10:30 am – 11:00 am

CEN/Children’s Room

Music Production for Beginners

Registration Required

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

3

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

KPL Tech Days

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Forts, Cocoa, and Cartoons

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

OSH/Community Room

First Saturday at Alma Powell Branch Library

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

POW/Barnabee Gallery

4

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

5

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

KPL Tech Days

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Mobile Library – Heather Gardens/New Village Park

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

New Village/Heather Gardens

Valentine Workshop

Registration Required

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

CEN/Children’s Room

Creativebug Crafts for Adults – Water Marbling

Registration Required

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

EAS/Community Room

6

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Move & Groove

10:00 am – 10:45 am

CEN/Children’s Room

Talk, Read, Sing Playgroup @ OSH

10:30 am – 11:30 am

OSH/Community Room

Mobile Library – Reading Together Book Giveaway

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Waldo Library @ WMU

Virtual Reality Night

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

CEN/Lower Level Rotunda

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

OSH/Community Room

CANCELED: Fontana Chamber Arts and KPL Present: Live Music at the DCA!

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

POW/Douglass Community Room

7

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Grant Writing & Research Tools

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

KPL Online Events

Lightroom for Beginners

Registration Required

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

Anime in the Afternoon

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEN/Teen Studio

Tween Graphic Novel Club

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

OSH/Community Room

Banned Book Club

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

CEN/Teen Studio

8

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Executive Directors Brunch Connection

9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Radisson Plaza Hotel

Family Storytime @ Oshtemo

10:30 am – 11:30 am

OSH/Community Room

Talk, Read, Sing Playgroup @ WSQ

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

WSQ

Family Storytime @ Eastwood

10:30 am – 11:00 am

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Photoshop for Beginners

Registration Required

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

Mobile Library – Interfaith Homes

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Interfaith Homes

Celebrating Black Art

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEN/Teen Studio

Creation Lab

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

CEN/Children’s Room

Author Talk–Spice, Spirit, and Swoon–A Guaranteed Happily Ever After with Rom-Com Author Tessa Bailey

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

KPL Online Events

9

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Baby Time!

9:30 am – 10:00 am

CEN/Children’s Room

Family Storytime @ Central

10:30 am – 11:00 am

CEN/Children’s Room

Music Production for Beginners

Registration Required

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

It’s National Pizza Day!

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEN/Teen Studio

10

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Library Mini Golf

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

CEN/Van Deusen Room

Rose Street Poetry Club

10:00 am – 11:00 am

CEN/Boardroom

KPL Tech Days

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

11

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

12

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

KPL Tech Days

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Music and Memories

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

OSH/Community Room

Mobile Library – Ecumenical Senior Center

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ecumenical Senior Center

Cozy Coffee Club

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEN/Teen Studio

Mobile Library – DCA Frederick Douglass Celebration

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Outside/Douglass Community Association

Candy Making

Registration Required

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

CEN/Children’s Room

Your Turn! African American Women and Men of Kalamazoo

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

EAS/Community Room

Page Turners Book Club

Registration Required

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

OSH/Community Room

13

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Move & Groove

10:00 am – 10:45 am

CEN/Children’s Room

Talk, Read, Sing Playgroup @ OSH

10:30 am – 11:30 am

OSH/Community Room

Video Editing for Beginners

Registration Required

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

Mobile Library – Douglass Open House

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Outside/Douglass Community Association

Creativebug Crafts for Adults – Water Marbling

Registration Required

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WSQ/Community Room

Black History Month with Arty the Art Detective

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

OSH/Community Room

Virtual Reality Night

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

CEN/Lower Level Rotunda

14

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

Another Workplace is Possible – Visions, Mindsets, and Practices of Democratic Groups

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

KPL Online Events

Lightroom for Beginners

Registration Required

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

Valentines Day vs. Anti-Valentines Day Party

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEN/Teen Studio

Partnered Yoga

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Move with Joy Studios

15

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

Family Storytime @ Oshtemo

10:30 am – 11:30 am

OSH/Community Room

Talk, Read, Sing Playgroup @ WSQ

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

WSQ

Family Storytime @ Eastwood

10:30 am – 11:00 am

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Photoshop for Beginners

Registration Required

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

Classics Revisited

Registration Required

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

CEN/Boardroom

Just Dance Party

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEN/Teen Studio

Creation Lab

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

CEN/Children’s Room

CANCELED: Kids Crafternoon

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

OSH/Community Room

Dungeons and Dragons Game Night

Registration Required

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

CEN/Van Deusen Room

16

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

Baby Time!

9:30 am – 10:00 am

CEN/Children’s Room

Family Storytime @ Central

10:30 am – 11:00 am

CEN/Children’s Room

Music Production for Beginners

Registration Required

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

17

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

KPL Tech Days

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Kalamazoo Puzzle Swap

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

OSH/Community Room

Black History Month with Arty the Art Detective

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

EAS/Study Room

The Kalamazoo Freedom School of Design–Literacy Huddle 2024

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

CEN/Van Deusen Room

Kalamazoo History-Makers: Celebrating Black History Month

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Epic Center/Black Arts and Cultural Center Gallery

18

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

19

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

KPL Tech Days

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

North Park Head Start Storytime–Non-Public Event

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

North Park Head Start

Mobile Library – Douglass Apartments

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Douglass Apartments

Celebrating Black Art

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

EAS/Community Room

Tinker Time

Registration Required

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

CEN/Children’s Room

Silent Disco Party Honoring Michael Jackson

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

EAS/Community Room

Meet the Author: Aiden Thomas

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

OSH/Community Room

20

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

Move & Groove

10:00 am – 10:45 am

CEN/Children’s Room

Talk, Read, Sing Playgroup @ OSH

10:30 am – 11:30 am

OSH/Community Room

Video Editing for Beginners

Registration Required

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

Black History with Arty the Art Detective at the Douglass Boys & Girls Club–Non-Public Event

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Douglass/Boys & Girls Club

Princess in Black Party

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

CEN/Children’s Room

Ready Readers, Creature Club

Registration Required

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

EAS/Children’s Area

Author Talk–Exploring Identity, Love, and Being Black in America in Fiction Writing: A Conversation with Award-Winning Author Jason Mott

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

KPL Online Events

Virtual Reality Night

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

CEN/Lower Level Rotunda

21

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

New Life Head Start Classrooms 1, 2, and 3–Non-Public Event

9:45 am – 11:15 am

New Life Head Start

Lightroom for Beginners

Registration Required

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

Anime in the Afternoon

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEN/Teen Studio

Mobile Library – Douglass Community Association

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Outside/Douglass Community Association

Black History Month with Arty the Art Detective

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEN/Children’s Room

Build It! Club

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEN/Children’s Room

CANCELED–Kalamazoo History-Makers: Celebrating Black History Month

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

POW/Douglass Community Room

22

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

Family Storytime @ Oshtemo

10:30 am – 11:30 am

OSH/Community Room

Talk, Read, Sing Playgroup @ WSQ

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

WSQ

Family Storytime @ Eastwood

10:30 am – 11:00 am

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Photoshop for Beginners

Registration Required

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

Mobile Library – Interfaith Homes

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Interfaith Homes

Celebrating Black Art

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WSQ/Community Room

Creation Lab

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

CEN/Children’s Room

23

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

Baby Time!

9:30 am – 10:00 am

CEN/Children’s Room

Senior Citizen Breakfast

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

EAS/Community Room

Family Storytime @ Central

10:30 am – 11:00 am

CEN/Children’s Room

Music Production for Beginners

Registration Required

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

24

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

KPL Tech Days

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Bujo & Chill

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

OSH/Community Room

Creativebug Crafts for Adults – Water Marbling

Registration Required

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OSH/Community Room

25

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

26

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

KPL Tech Days

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Northside Early Learning Center YMCA Storytime

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Northside Early Learning Center YMCA

CANCELED–Kalamazoo History-Makers: Celebrating Black History Month

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

CEN/Van Deusen Room

27

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

Canceled–Talk, Read, Sing Playgroup @ OSH

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

OSH/Community Room

Move & Groove

10:00 am – 10:45 am

CEN/Children’s Room

Mobile Library – Lodge House

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Lodge House

3D Modeling for Beginners

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

Black History Month with Arty the Art Detective

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WSQ/Children’s Area

Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEN/Teen Studio

Read to Kenny

Registration Required

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

OSH/Children’s Area

Virtual Reality Night

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

CEN/Lower Level Rotunda

History of the Frederick Douglass Community Association

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

CEN/Van Deusen Room

28

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

New Genesis Preschool Outreach Engagement–Non-Public Event

10:00 am – 11:00 am

New Genesis Preschool

Lightroom for Beginners

Registration Required

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

Author Visit–Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity: An Author Talk with Kim Scott

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

KPL Online Events

Anime in the Afternoon

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEN/Teen Studio

CANCELED–Self-care Spa

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

OSH/Community Room

Northglade Elementary School Literacy Night

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Northglade Elementary School

Cultural Appropriation vs Cultural Appreciation

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

CEN/Van Deusen Room

Hot Wheels Racing

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

WSQ/Community Room

29

African Americans and the Arts Collage

OPEN HOURS

EAS/Community Room

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

S.E.E.D.S. Preschool Outreach Engagement–Non-public event

10:00 am – 11:00 am

S.E.E.D.S. Learning Center of Kalamazoo Preschool

Family Storytime @ Oshtemo

10:30 am – 11:30 am

OSH/Community Room

Talk, Read, Sing Playgroup @ WSQ

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

WSQ

Family Storytime @ Eastwood

10:30 am – 11:00 am

EAS/Play to Learn Center

Photoshop for Beginners

Registration Required

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

Mobile Library – Maple Grove

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Maple Grove

Just Dance Party

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEN/Teen Studio

Creation Lab

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

CEN/Children’s Room

Western Michigan Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

CEN/Van Deusen Room

1

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

Baby Time!

9:30 am – 10:00 am

CEN/Children’s Room

Family Storytime at Central

10:30 am – 11:00 am

CEN/Children’s Room

Music Production for Beginners

Registration Required

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEN/Idea Lab

Tiny Reference Desk Concert

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CEN/First Floor Lobby

2

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

KPL Tech Days

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

CEN/Second Floor Rotunda

Chinese Painting Workshop

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

OSH/Community Room

First Saturday: Eastwood Branch Library

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

EAS

DATE CHANGE: Creativebug Crafts for Adults – Make a Book Safe

Registration Required

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OSH/Community Room

RAD Fest Screendance Presentation

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

CEN/Van Deusen Room

3

Readers are Leaders–Take the Challenge with Oliver James

OPEN HOURS

All KPL Branches

S.E.E.D.S. Preschool Literacy Night

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

S.E.E.D.S. Learning Center of Kalamazoo Preschool

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