Reading Together Events

À la carte: Reading Together Community Events

Watch this space for food-related events sponsored by other community agencies. While these are not official Reading Together events, Kalamazoo Public Library is pleased to promote them to help further the discussion inspired by the Reading Together titles.

All events are free and open to the public, unless noted*.

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January 20, 7 pm, Dalton Theatre, Kalamazoo College

Economics for the Seventh Generation: Food, Energy, and Sustainability

Internationally acclaimed author, orator, and activist Dr. Winona LaDuke will present "Economics for the Seventh Generation: Food, Energy, and Sustainability" at 7:00pm in Dalton Theatre.

 

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February 11, 11:45 am - 1 pm, Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes, 901 Portage Street

Good Food Kalamazoo Roundtable

Good Food Kalamazoo, a coalition of food and hunger organizations, is hosting its second Good Food Roundtable on Tuesday, February 11, 11:45am-1pm at Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes (901 Portage Street). The Roundtable will bring a diverse group of community members together to discuss ways to empower the Kalamazoo community to provide itself with food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable. This event is free and open to the public..

 

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March 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Can Do Kitchen 511 Harrison Street

People’s Food Co-op Cooking Class: Paleo Lifestyle

Explore Fun Paleo Diet Meals with Stacy Housman-Schmitzer. The class is $20 per adult; kids over 12 come free with adult. Space is limited. Contact People’s Food Co-op for details. 

 

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March 19, 4 pm, Powell Branch Library

RAWK (Read and Write Kalamazoo)

“Like Our Lives Depend On It.” Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK) explores wild ways of writing (and thinking) about food. Grades 5-12.

 

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March 20, 4 pm, Washington Square Branch Library

RAWK (Read and Write Kalamazoo)

“Like Our Lives Depend On It.” Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK) explores wild ways of writing (and thinking) about food. Grades 5-12.

 

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March 23, 3 pm, State Theater, 404 S Burdick Street

Food For Change documentary screening

Following People’s Food Co-op annual owner meeting, we’ll be showing the film Food For Change, a great new documentary about food co-ops. The film will be free and open to the public, so invite your friends to join us at 3pm!

 

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March 27, 4 pm - 9 pm, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 180 Portage Street

Kalamazoo Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair

I eat local. I buy organic. I support local farmers. Should I buy a share of Community Supported Agriculture? Come to the first annual CSA Fair in Kalamazoo and talk to several local farmers about their CSA programs for 2014! In most CSAs, members pay the a discounted fee for the entire season between January and April. This gives farmers start-up capital when they need it most - in the spring - and a supportive base within the community. For consumers, CSA is a great way to ensure they consistently eat their veggies, know where their food comes from and how it is grown, and save money! more...

 

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March 27, Screenings at 5 pm and 7 pm, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 180 Portage Street

A Place at the Table documentary screening

A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three Americans challenged who maintain their dignity despite struggling with hunger. In a riveting journey that will change how you think about hunger, A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all. “It specifically addresses our country’s hunger crisis. But it also speaks to larger hungers. Hungers for independence, a dignified life, a better chance for one’s children—in short, the American dream. See it and weep.” TIME Magazine. Join us on March 27 for two free showings of this critically acclaimed documentary, and help raise awareness about hunger-related issues in our community. Sponsored by Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes.

 

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March 28, 7 pm - 9 pm, Bookbug, 3019 Oakland Drive

Open Mic Night at Bookbug: Voices and Vibes on Food

Bookbug will open its mic and ‘stage’ on this evening in celebration of food-inspired poetry, flash fiction and short works. Tastings inspired by a handful of works and/or created from Kalamazoo’s favorite local ingredient-based cookbooks and food writings will be provided. This event is free and open to the public—all voices (and eaters/lovers of food) welcome to participate (as readers and/or listeners). If you have a piece you’d like to read, please contact Bookbug or call 385-2847 with your name and a brief description of the work you plan to share. Spontaneous participation also welcome. This event has been organized in celebration of Kalamazoo’s 2014 READING TOGETHER titles and discussion.

 

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March 31, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Can Do Kitchen 511 Harrison Street

People’s Food Co-op Cooking Class: Yummy, Easy, Allergen Free

Come learn fun, simple, allergen free recipes with Vicky Mitchell. Focusing on Gluten, Soy, Dairy, and Nut Free snacks. The class is $20 per adult; kids over 12 come free with adult. Contact People’s Food Co-op for details. 

 

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April 11, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Can Do Kitchen 511 Harrison Street

People’s Food Co-op Cooking Class: Dress Your Salad

Learn how to make your own homemade salad dressings with Sara Kozminske. The class is $20 per adult; kids over 12 come free with adult. Contact People’s Food Co-op for details. 

 

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April 12, 9 am - 4 pm (lunch provided), K-RESA West Campus, 4606 Croyden Ave.

ERAC/CE Introductory Workshop Registration 2014

An anti-oppressive, antiracism workshop to provide an introductory process for the participants to explore and deepen their understanding of food justice, the food movement, and systemic racism. More...

 

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April 22, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Can Do Kitchen 511 Harrison Street

People’s Food Co-op Cooking Class: Delights for Diabetics

Registered Dietitian Lindsey will share recipes for diabetic diets with a twist. The class is $20 per adult; kids over 12 come free with adult. Contact People’s Food Co-op for details. 

 

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April 26, 10 am - 4 pm, People’s Food Co-op, 507 Harrison Street

People’s Food Co-op’s annual Grow It Yourself Day

A community invitation to educate, participate and celebrate in growing your own food. Hundreds of plant starters for people looking to start there own garden. Contact People’s Food Co-op for details. 

 

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May 3, 7 am - 2 pm, Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market , 1204 Bank Street

Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market Kickoff 

The Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from May through November. Also Tuesdays and Thursdays June through October. Contact People’s Food Co-op or Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market for details.