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    Kalamazoo Public Library

    315 S Rose Street
    Kalamazoo , MI 49007
    269-553-7900  |  Fax: 269-553-7999

    Website: kpl.gov


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    Kalamazoo Public Library serves the City of Kalamazoo, Oshtemo and Kalamazoo townships through a Central Library in downtown Kalamazoo and four neighborhood branch libraries. Most libraries in adjacent communities agree to reciprocal arrangements so that their residents may also borrow materials from KPL

    KPL offers an extensive popular collection with a growing number of digitally downloaded print and audio books, the Kalamazoo County...

    Kalamazoo Public Library serves the City of Kalamazoo, Oshtemo and Kalamazoo townships through a Central Library in downtown Kalamazoo and four neighborhood branch libraries. Most libraries in adjacent communities agree to reciprocal arrangements so that their residents may also borrow materials from KPL

    KPL offers an extensive popular collection with a growing number of digitally downloaded print and audio books, the Kalamazoo County Law Library, ONEplace@kpl—a nonprofit management support center, free wifi, 100+ public computers, and special equipment for patrons with low vision.

    KPL’s Local History Room features a database of more than two million citations to local publications dating to the 19th century. KPL also created and maintains a Local Organization Directory of nearly 900 Kalamazoo County agencies, associations, religious organizations, special interest groups, and service clubs.

    The library leads several community collaborations, including Reading Together, a "one book" community reading program. KPL also contributes to a wide range of community initiatives, working with a variety of organizations—schools, higher education, civic, cultural and legal organizations, human services, foundations, nonprofits, and businesses.

    Year-round events for all ages feature author visits, book discussions, concerts, films, art displays, topical presentations, plus storytimes, gaming, crafts, and other programs designed for kids, tweens, teens, and families.

    The Friends of the Library sell gently used books, CDs and DVDs from a bookstore on the lower level of the Central Library.

    Selected National Library of the Year in 2002.


     

     

    Upcoming Events

    4th Annual Can Poetry Be Funny?

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library and Friends of Poetry at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library

    October 24, 2017

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    Sweet and Scary Mask Making Oct. 25, 2017

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Alma Powell Branch Library

    October 25, 2017

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    Sweet and Scary Mask Making Oct. 27, 2017

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library

    October 27, 2017

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    A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Alma Powell Branch Library

    October 31, 2017

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    Native American Heritage Celebration

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library

    November 4, 2017

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    Jacquelyn Vincenta Author Visit

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Oshtemo Branch Library

    November 6, 2017

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    Writer's Workshop

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library

    November 7 - November 28, 2017

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    Capoeira Mandinga

    Presented by Michigan Festival of Sacred Music and Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library

    November 11, 2017

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    Welcome to Kalamazoo, 1917

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library

    November 13, 2017

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    GLAMA Acoustic Slow Jam

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library and Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library

    November 14, 2017

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    African American Ballet Demo with Cahl Singleton

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Alma Powell Branch Library

    November 14, 2017

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    Move with Cahl

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Alma Powell Branch Library

    November 14, 2017

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    Meet the Authors: Mitali Perkins, Gary Schmidt, Matt Faulkner, and Javaka Steptoe

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library

    November 16, 2017

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    GLAMA Community Sing

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library and Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library

    November 21, 2017

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