Kalamazoo Public Library Wants to Know: How Would You Make Kalamazoo Better?

Jan 15, 2015 10:40:45 AM

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Kalamazoo, MI –

Are you one of the many area residents who engage unique, innovative, even wild efforts to make Kalamazoo a great place to live and work? Kalamazoo Public Library believes you need a forum to be heard, and have launched a new program,  Kalamazoo Connect.

Kalamazoo Public Library and ONEplace have united to spotlight dynamic community building efforts in Greater Kalamazoo. Each quarter, Kalamazoo Connect will feature three short presentations on innovative, engaging endeavors followed by an opportunity for informal discussions and networking. Locally-sourced refreshments will be served following the presentations. 

Presentations will be given in a TED-talk style – open-stage speaking with optional use of notecards. Presentations must be a minimum of 5 minutes and cannot exceed 10 minutes. Audio visuals may be included. (For examples, visit www.ted.com.) 

Here’s how you can tell Kalamazoo about your innovative, community building efforts.

1. Submit your entry by emailing your name, phone number, name of organization or business, and description of talk (approximately 100 words) to ONEplace@kpl.gov. Entries are due by 5pm on Friday, January 23.

2. Applicants will be notified by Tuesday, January 27.

3. Participate in a rehearsal of your talk during the week of Feb 2 (by appointment).

4. Accepted applicants must attend and speak at the Kalamazoo Connect event on Wednesday, February 11, 5-6:30 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact ONEplace 269-553-7910 or ONEplace@kpl.gov

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