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OSH/Outside

Family

Drum and Dance with Rootead

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Thu, August 18
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EAS

Adult

Tuesdays with Morrie — Book Discussion

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Thu, August 18
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OSH/Community Room

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Ecumenical Senior Center

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Thu, August 18
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Ecumenical Senior Center

Teen

DIY Sidewalk Chalk

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Thu, August 18
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POW

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Library League

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Thu, August 18
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OSH/Community Room

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Family Storytime

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Fri, August 19
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CEN/Children’s Room

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Fri, August 19
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Verluis/Dickinson Park

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Sat, August 20
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Mon, August 22
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Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Family

Drum and Dance with Rootead

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

EAS

All Ages

Ecumenical Senior Center

When:

Thu, August 18
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Ecumenical Senior Center

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, August 19
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

All Ages

Mobile Library–A.I.M.S. Kidz Back to School Bash

When:

Fri, August 19
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where:

Verluis/Dickinson Park

All Ages

Chalk It Out!

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Sat, August 20
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Children

Lego at The Library

When:

Mon, August 22
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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CEN/Children’s Room

Children

Lego at The Library

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Tue, August 23
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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POW

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Outside Storytime

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Thu, August 25
10:30 am – 11:30 am

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OSH/Outside

Children

Family Storytime

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Fri, August 26
10:30 am – 11:30 am

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CEN/Children’s Room

Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Family

Drum and Dance with Rootead

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

EAS

All Ages

Ecumenical Senior Center

When:

Thu, August 18
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

Ecumenical Senior Center

Teen

DIY Sidewalk Chalk

When:

Thu, August 18
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Where:

POW

Registration Required

Teen

Library League

When:

Thu, August 18
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, August 19
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

All Ages

Mobile Library–A.I.M.S. Kidz Back to School Bash

When:

Fri, August 19
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where:

Verluis/Dickinson Park

All Ages

Chalk It Out!

When:

Sat, August 20
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Teen

Marvel™ Matinee Days

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Wed, August 24
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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EAS

Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, August 25
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Adult

Tuesdays with Morrie — Book Discussion

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Community Room

All Ages

Ecumenical Senior Center

When:

Thu, August 18
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

Ecumenical Senior Center

All Ages

Mobile Library–A.I.M.S. Kidz Back to School Bash

When:

Fri, August 19
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where:

Verluis/Dickinson Park

All Ages

Chalk It Out!

When:

Sat, August 20
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where:

All KPL Branches

Adult

On-Demand Video Series: WISDOM FROM THE TOP WITH GUY RAZ…

When:

Mon, August 22
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Adult

So You Want to Publish

When:

Mon, August 22
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Community Room

Adult

D&D Dungeon Master Training

When:

Mon, August 22
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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CEN/Boardroom

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Adult

The Beauty in Breaking: Author Talk with Michele Harper

When:

Mon, August 22
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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KPL Online Events

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Music and Memories with Fiddlehead Music Therapy

When:

Tue, August 23
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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OSH/Community Room

Adult

Leading Starts With You

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Wed, August 24
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Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Family

Drum and Dance with Rootead

When:

Thu, August 18
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

EAS

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, August 19
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Family

Outside Storytime

When:

Thu, August 25
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Outside

Children

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, August 26
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Family

Family Storytime

When:

Fri, September 2
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Where:

CEN

Early Childhood

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Party

When:

Sat, September 10
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Family

Author Visit: Dr Cee presents, The Adventures of Little…

When:

Mon, September 12
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

EAS/Community Room

Family

Author Visit: Dr Cee presents, The Adventures of Little…

When:

Fri, September 16
10:30 am – 11:30 am

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CEN

Children

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Sun, September 25
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