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New Year’s Fest 2012

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Date, Location

    Note: All KPL locations will be open on Monday, December 31, until 5 pm. (All library and branch services are closed New Year’s Day.)

    An Evening of Family-Friendly Performances

    Kalamazoo Public Library once again joins churches, performing arts venues, and other cultural institutions surrounding Bronson Park in welcoming the New Year with an evening of family-friendly performances including music, magic, comedy, and exhibitions.

    View the complete entertainment lineup for New Year’s Fest 2012

    Entertainment at Central Library

    Mike Runyan: HarmoniCA-RAZY


    Mike Runyan is an entertainer who uses the harmonica, a variety of musical styles, a bit of juggling and magic and his wacky wit to delight and enthuse. You'll be delighted by the fun-filled wizardry of Mike Runyan playing harmonicas large and small, in styles from Country to Classical to CRAZY! Watch Mike in action | Learn more...


    Grace Notes


    Grace Notes is an eight-member cello choir, directed by Grace Field of the Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo. Many of the cellists are Kalamazoo Junior Symphony members, who will play blues, rags, tangos and a few light classical pieces. Watch a recent Grace Notes performanceLearn more...


    New Year’s Fest Admission

    Admission buttons are still just $5.00 and children 3 and under are free. Advanced sale buttons are available at the Central Library Circulation Desk and the Oshtemo Branch Library Customer Service Desk through December 31 while supplies last.

    Admission buttons can be purchased in Bronson Park starting at 3 p.m. on December 31 – event day sales are $8. Visit the official New Year’s Fest website for complete details.

    Come join library staff members in welcoming the New Year and make the Fest a new tradition for the whole family!