KPL in the News

Local media items about Kalamazoo Public Library, library related events and services.

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July 8, 2016

Kate DiCamillo – A Great Opportunity to Meet the Author on July 11 at the KPL

Meet Kate DiCamillo, the two-time Newbery Medalist and former National Embassador for Young People’s Literature, at the Kalamazoo Public Library (Central location) on July 11, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Kate brings her latest bestseller, Raymie Nightingale to Kalamazoo! Bookbug will sell copies of DiCamillo’s books for signing. Kate DiCamillo will sign unlimited copies of Raymie Nightingale and ONE backlist title per person. More...

June 14, 2016

Lance Armstrong helps 'finish the ride' started by cyclists before tragedy struck

KALAMAZOO, MI – An estimated 700 bicyclists helped a group of bicycle-riding friends finish the ride that nine of them started a week ago. (KPL board president) Bruce Caple of Kalamazoo joined members of the riding group the Chain Gang and several others from the cycling community to help 'finish the ride' started by cyclists before tragedy struck. More...

June 1, 2016

Party in the Park for preschoolers highlights the importance of reading

KALAMAZOO, MI — More than 1,000 preschoolers gathered Wednesday in Bronson Park for the Kalamazoo Public Library's Party in the Park, where volunteers read stories during the annual event promoting early childhood literacy. More...

June 1, 2016

Party in the Park to celebrate reading in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - It's the first day of June, and the Kalamazoo Public Library is kicking off their Summer of Reading. Wednesday they're celebrating the annual Party in the Park in Bronson Park for National Stand for Children Day. More...

March 2, 2016

Kalamazoo Morning News Podcast: Reading Together 2016

Jay & Jim are joined by Karen Trout, Reading Together Coordinator Kalamazoo Public Library. More...

March 1, 2016

The Morning Show with Ken Lanphear: March is Reading Month

March is Reading Month and we're "Reading Together" in Kalamazoo. Karen Trout from the Kalamazoo Public Library joined us to talk about the March "Reading Together" program. More...

February 25, 2016

See winners of this year's Teen Filmmaker Festival in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI -– More than 350 people turned out at Chenery Auditorium on Saturday, Feb., 20 to watch the short films created by the 13th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival's finalists. More...

February 24, 2016

Tributes popping up across West Michigan as communities mourn

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - As West Michigan mourns the six lives lost in the Kalamazoo mass shooting on Saturday, touching tributes are popping up in the three communities affected. Newschannel 3 spent the day finding those little glimpses of hope in the aftermath of tragedy. Signs are popping up all over Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Mattawan, as a show of support to the victims, their families, and the towns we know and love. Sometimes the smallest gestures speak the loudest--as a sign along the road shows. A white board in a library. A snapshot of students wearing their rival team's colors. More...

February 19, 2016

Between the Lines: Orphan Train

Orphans and abandoned children — who wants them? Between 1854 and 1929, trains filled with these children traveled from the East Coast across the Midwest, stopping at towns and cities along the way. At each station the children were paraded out onto the platform, offered up for the taking by anyone who would have them. Many became domestic servants, or worse. Only a few became true members of their adoptive families. More...

January 2016

Symphony and library team up for 'Carnival of Animals'

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Public Library and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra will join forces for a KSO Family Fun Chamber Series on Saturday, when the KSO’s Brass Quintet performs works from “Carnival of the Animals.” Families can stop by and visit the Instrument Petting Zoo, meet the musicians and create a craft based on the movement of animals in the work. The program is at 10:30 a.m. and Noon at the Oshtemo Branch, 7265 W. Main St. The program is free but registration is required by calling 269-553-7980.