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Events

Children

Stories with Jethro (CEN)

When:

Tuesday, October 1
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Where:

CEN/Children’s Room

Registration Required

Early Childhood

Tumble Toddlers

When:

Saturday, October 5
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Where:

EAS/Community Room

Registration Required

Early Childhood

It’s Storytime!

When:

Thursday, October 31
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Where:

EAS/Story Room

Teen

How to be an Influencer

When:

Thursday, September 19
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Where:

CEN/Teen Studio

Early Childhood

It’s Storytime!

When:

Thursday, October 17
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Where:

EAS/Story Room

Adult

GLAMA Community Sing

When:

Tuesday, September 17
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:

CEN/Van Deusen Room

Early Childhood

Family Storytime (CEN)

When:

Tuesday, October 1
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Story Place

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Collections

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KPL Videos

Early Kalamazoo: How it Looked

“Early Kalamazoo: How it Looked” (1987) – Former Kalamazoo Public Museum curator Lynn Houghton describes the growth of downtown Kalamazoo from its earliest days, including how the streets were named.…

Welcome to Kalamazoo, 1917

What was Kalamazoo like 100 years ago, and what was going on around town? With the Kalamazoo Gazette for our time machine, Kalamazoo librarian Ruth Wilson leads the audience through…

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Databases

Literary Reference Center

This rich full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. It gives students, professors and researchers a…

MeL: Michigan eLibrary

Magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books provided to Michigan libraries and Michigan residents at home with their Michigan Driver’s License or ID or from libraries in Michigan. Also includes links…

MasterFILE Complete

MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also…

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Pages

Charles L. and Burton E. Fischer

Kalamazoo has long had a strong connection with the production and performance of music. Since the mid-nineteenth century, local, nationally-recognized, and even world-famous instrument makers, educators and performers have actively pursued their...

Children’s Storytimes

Librarians consider children’s developmental stages when planning stories, fingerplays, songs, and craft activities. Siblings may attend, too. All programs are free of charge. 1-2-3 Play with Me Spend time together, play,…

KPH Brook and Colony Farms

From its inception, the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital's treatment of the mentally ill was known for its humane innovation. No less so was the establishment of Brook Farm in 1885 and Colony Farm in 1887. The patients living and working at these...

Meader Historical Directory Online!

Local history staff and frequent users of the collection all have their favorite KPL resources, but near the top of everyone’s list is the 36 volume Meader Historical Directory. Compiled in…

County Center School

Location: (Fractional District #7) – Section 6, southeast corner of Sprinkle Road and N Avenue. Kalamazoo County 1890, Published by Wm. C. Sauer. Local History Room Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c.…

About CEN

Children’s and Teen Areas The Central Library is a perfect place to bring your little ones! Not only do we have a current collection of books, movies, and audiobooks, but…

Kalamazoo County Cemeteries (A–Z)

A Adams (Climax) Alamo (Alamo) Alamo Center (Alamo) Augusta (Ross) Averill (Climax) B Bailey (Charleston) Baird (Wakeshma) Baptist (Climax) Barber Burial Ground (Prairie Ronde) Beard (Wakeshma) Boughton (Pavilion) C Carney (Climax) Catholic Riverside (Kalamazoo) Central (Portage) Charleston (Charleston) Church (Charleston) Clement (Brady) Climax (Charleston) Cole Burial Ground (Texas) Comstock (Comstock)…

Fund Development Policy

Purpose The purpose of fund development for the Kalamazoo Public Library (KPL) is to secure funds for programs and services, including materials, personnel, and building enhancements that support the strategic…

Order Copies of Materials

How to Order Photocopies and Microprints of Local History Materials: Check our local information database and include in your request as much of the following information as possible: title or…

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