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Founding Friends of Libraries

Whether you are a true history buff or just like to learn more about the area in which you live, this presentation is sure to please.  Four local historians will hilight some of the earliest "friends" of libraries.  Lynn Houghton will inform us about Edwin & Cynthia VanDeusen's donation of the origninal Kalamazoo Public Library. Shirley Clay Scott will speak about the Meader family's involvement with the WMU Library. Paul Smithson will concentrate on the A.M. Todd family and K College Library and Sharon Carlson's focus will be the Ladies Library Association.

This interesting program will be presented on Saturday, May 7 at WMU's Fetzer Center by the Friends of KPL and the Friends of WMU Libraries.  Plan to gather at 9:30 a.m. There will be a very brief  business meeting at 10, followed by a lovely brunch and the program. Cost for the event is only $15.00 per person. Please call Friends of KPL at 553-7821 to register or email Friends@kpl.gov. The deadline for registration is Sat., April 30, so don't delay! Call or email right away!


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