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Rashida Geeks Faith

I know that I am not in control but someONE greater is helping me along my path of righteousness. I love that He comes through when I feel all hope is lost.

My drive is what I believe will happen for my greater good without "seeing" it.


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Jim Geeks Battleships

Growing up in Kalamazoo, the Library was one of my favorite places. I love history, especially military history. Spending hours pouring over the Jane's Fighting Ships that covered the two World Wars was my idea of great Saturday.

Of course, I loved to research and learn about many other things, and the Library was for me a wonderland of information and great reading. I could as easily say that I Geek Libraries, but in honor of my hours of enjoyable research on battleships, I'm going with them!



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Chandler Geeks Music

I am in a underground rap duo called Blind Insanity and I go by the name of Xplicit and my partner goes by Osirus and we do tours, shows, etc., and we are currently working on some collaborations with some big names in the underground hip hop industry!

—Chandler Culler

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Pam Geeks Classic Movies

There are few things that I am really passionate about but one of them is Classic Movies. I love the classics! It doesn't matter what genre: WWII films, screwball comedies, film noir, Alfred Hitchcock suspense...if it was made between 1930 and 1950 I geek it.

I love coming to the Central Branch of KPL because there are so many wonderful movies to discover and so many old favorites to re-watch! The KPL movie collection definitely feeds my "old soul"!

—Pam Wilson

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Meghan Geeks Giant Robots

When I was young, I used to watch Gundam and Zoids and other anime with giant robots. Now that I am older, movies like Transformers and the soon to be released Pacific Rim get me jumping in my seat.

I often say that Optimus Prime is my hero, and I will stick by that, even if he's not in the fourth movie.


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Pam Geeks Serendipity

Serendipity: The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. This simple word manages to play a role in my gravitation toward most everything I find meaningful upon which to embark. From the time I spend working with the Friends of the Library here at the KPL, to my hobby of ancestry research, to retired items of clothing that beckon to be created into animals I make and sell, serendipity creates a draw toward things that grow me. I encounter people from whom I learn important things, ancestors that shaped my place in this world today, and activities that sustain the creativity that lives in my soul. It shouts cheerfully as it weaves across my path, "Look! This way," and off I veer helplessly.

Invariably, I've learned to know when it's serendipity at work and not just a passing fancy. It's when the emotion grabs me quick, and I'm lost if I don't follow. It's where I find the good stuff in life; the lucky stuff that leads me to even more serendipitous discoveries.

—Pam Selkirk

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Jeffrey Geeks Everything

There are so many things I geek. Comic books, books, music, food, libraries. I could go on and on. I enjoy so many things because each brings a unique perspective to my life and I learn from every one of them. And learning is the biggest geek of them all. I love learning more than anything else in the world. Knowledge truly is power. Because I am a learning and information geek that is why I geek so many things.

—Jeffrey Lindahl

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Libraries Address Literacy Needs

Many public libraries play a significant role in tackling community literacy issues—especially with young children. A new article in the Eastern Arizona Courier says, “Public libraries are well suited to address the literacy needs of the entire family, from birth to adulthood. Public libraries can also act as economic equalizers in the community, offering free books and services to all ages and providing literacy-rich opportunities to children who might otherwise miss out. And libraries turn no one away!” Read the complete article.


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John Geeks Cars

Everyone is passionate about something—everyone geeks something. Kalamazoo photographer John Lacko shares his passion for cars. 

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Matt Geeks Knowledge

Everyone is passionate about something—everyone geeks something. Matt Smith, associate librarian at Kalamazoo Public Library, shares his passion for knowledge. 

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