Spring Break at KPL

Apr 2/, 2014 03:20:59 PM


Kalamazoo, MI –

Kalamazoo Public Library invites you to spend your spring break with us! We have plenty of fun events and programs, for the whole family!

For Adults

  • Genealogy Lock-InFriday, April 11, 6-10 pm, Central Location: An after-hours event for genealogists. Research in the newly expanded Local History Room. Take advantage of free copying and printing. Registration begins March 24, call 553-7808 or register online.


    • 2014 Reading Together Events: Reading Together is a county-wide book club led by Kalamazoo Public Library. For more information and events, visit readingtogether.us.
      • Food Security or Food Justice: Does it Really Matter?: With Karika Phillips, Kalamazoo County Center for Health Equity - Thursday, April 3, 7 pm, Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education, 7 Healthcare Plaza: Learn about the difference between “disparity” and “inequity” for food security and critically examine and evaluate the social determinants of health.
      • Farmers Market 101: Tuesday, April 8, 7 pm, Central Location: Learn the history of farmer’s markets and what the future holds for them.
      • Container Gardening: Thursday, April 10, 3 pm, Oshtemo Location: Get a head start planning your own container garden

    For Tweens/Teens

    • Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.): Monday, April 7, 3:30 pm, Central Location: Plan programs and service projects, discuss books, movies, music and web sites, eat snacks, play games, and have fun!
    • Michael Jackson: The Experience: Wednesday, April 9, 4 pm, Powell Branch: Dance like you’ve never danced before to your favorite Michael Jackson hits, and win prizes!
    • Found Poetry: Thursday, April 10, 4 pm, Eastwood Branch: It’s National Poetry Month! Take time to create with words. Choose words from magazines and find the poetry that speaks to you.
    • Chess Challenge: Saturday, April 12, 1 pm, Oshtemo Branch: Informal chess matches. Boards provided.
    • Game Central: Saturday, April 12, 2 pm, Central Location: Choose from one of our many board, card or video games, or bring your own for an afternoon of strategy, skill and fun!


      For Kids

      • High Flying Fun with the Air Zoo: Monday, April 7, 1 and 2 pm, Oshtemo Branch: Learn about the wonders of flight with the Air Zoo! Space limited, free ticket required.
      • Chemical Kim presents Sustaining Chemistry: Going Green Through Science: Tuesday, April 8, 2 pm, Eastwood Branch: A science show for kids ages 6 and up. Space is limited. Free ticket required.
      • Capoiera with CDO, West Michigan: Tuesday, April 8, 6:30 pm, Powell Branch: Capoiera is an Afro-Brazillian art form that includes martial arts, dance and acrobats. With Cordao De Ouro West Michigan. Space is limited. Free ticket required.
      • Miss Lisa: Stories and Dance: Movement and stories for preschoolers! Wear comfortable clothing. Registration required.
        • Monday, April 7 / 10:30 am / Central Location / Register at 553-7804
        • Thursday, April 10 / 10:30 am / Eastwood Branch / Register at 553-7810
        • Friday, April 11 / 10:30 am / Powell Branch / Register at 553-7960
      • Western Dance Project: Wednesday, April 9, 11 am, Central Location: Stunning modern dance, performed by WMU students in the library’s rotunda.
      •  Binder Park Zoomobile: Thursday, April 10, 1 and 2 pm, Washington Square Branch: Note! Moved to Central Library. See animals up close and personal! Space is limited. Free ticket required.
      • Movie & Snacks: Frozen: Friday, April 11, 3 pm, Powell Branch: See Disney’s newest animation, Frozen! Snacks provided.
      • Didge-ucation: Friday, April 11, 2 pm, Central Location: Learn about Australian aboriginal history, art and culture, and make your own Didgeridoo! Space is limited. Free ticket required.
      • Marble Run Mania: Saturday, April 12, 10:30 am, Central Location: Put your STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) building skills to the test by building your own marble run! Registration required. Call 553-7800.

      For more information about these, and other great KPL events, visit kpl.gov/calendar


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