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Special Events

Special Events

For the first time this year, Reading Together will feature a more age-appropriate title for younger readers.

In Laura J. Burns' The Case of the Prank That Stank, seventh-graders Agatha Wong and Orville Wright, who has Asperger's syndrome, try to prove that the prank they organized did not cause the fire that burned down their rival school's field house.

Monday February 19, 2007 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sensory Experience Classroom

Experience a wide variety of sensory stimuli that may help you better understand one aspect of autism by simulating the perceptions of those on the autism spectrum. Western Michigan University and KRESA occupational therapy departments developed this classroom. Drop-in at the following times:

Monday, February 19, 6:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday, February 20, 1:30-2:30 pm; 6:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 21, 1:30-2:30 pm; 6:00-7:00 pm

The Sensory Experience Classroom will move to Portage District Library on Monday, March 5, open hours 1:30-2:30 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm.

 

Location: KPL Central

Monday February 19, 2007 7:00 PM -  

What Is the Spectrum? An Introduction to Autism

Congressman Fred Upton, US House of Representatives 6th District, will welcome audience members. Local experts will offer insights into the causes, symptoms, and treatments of autism spectrum disorders.

Panel includes: Anne Cavanaugh, MD, parent of a teenager with autism; Linda LeBlanc, PhD, co-director, WMU’s Center for Autism; Mark Sloan, DO, developmental pediatrician; Karen Soule, LLMSW, Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; Angela Telfer, Croyden Avenue School principal and KRESA Autism Programs coordinator.

 

Location: KPL Central

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Past Books

2006: The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien2005: The Color of Water, by James McBride2004: Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich2003: Fehrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
   Questions? Contact Joan Hawxhurst: readingtogether@kpl.gov or (269) 553-7913.