Reading Together Events

Sides: Official Reading Together Programs

Reading Together features a wide variety of programs, including films, exhibits, expert presentations, author visits, and more.

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

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Monday, March 10, 12 pm - 1:15 pm, Stryker Theatre, Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Midday Film Series

Now Showing: Asparagus!: Stalking the American Life 

Come enjoy some of the newest documentaries about food and farming. Brief discussion to follow. More...

 

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Tuesday, March 11, 6:30 pm, Oshtemo Branch Library

Raising Animals for Food

A panel of farmers who raise animals for food will talk about their relationships with their charges, and what it means to care for an animal whose ultimate destination is the plate. More...

 

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Monday, March 17, 12 pm - 1:15 pm, Stryker Theatre, Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Midday Film Series

Now Showing: Soul Food Junkies 

Come enjoy some of the newest documentaries about food and farming. Brief discussion to follow. More...

 

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Tuesday, March 18, 6:30 pm, Oshtemo Branch Library

The Farming Life

Meet some local farmers who will talk about why they chose to start farming, and why they remain committed to their farms despite the ongoing challenges of doing so. More...

 

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Wednesday, March 19, 7 pm, People’s Church

Author Peggy Wolff, with Bonnie Jo Campbell

Wolff looks at the arc of Midwestern food through the lens of the most reputable writers from the Midwest; featuring works by authors who write about our region’s food through memoirs or personal essays. More...

 

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Monday, March 24, 12 pm - 1:15 pm, Stryker Theatre, Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Midday Film Series

Now Showing: GROW! 

Come enjoy some of the newest documentaries about food and farming. Brief discussion to follow. More...

 

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Tuesday, March 25, 6:30 pm, Eastwood Branch Library

Cooking Demonstration

Learn quick and easy recipes from using fresh, healthy ingredients. More...

 

 

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Wednesday March 26, 6:30 pm, Portage District Library

Beyond Food For Thought

Books have the power to transform how we view the world in great and small ways. And so it is with food. Hear the stories of those who have been inspired to turn ideas into actions that changed their lives. More...

 

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Tuesday April 1, 6:30 pm, Washington Square Branch Library

The Farmworker Story

Former farmworkers share their experiences in the fields and their work to advocate for safe working conditions, a decent standard of living, and the right to live and work legally in this country. More... 

 

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Thursday April 3, 7:00 pm, Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education

Food Security or Food Justice: Does it Really Matter?

Presented by Karika Phillips, Kalamazoo County Center for Health Equity. Understand geographically the difference between “disparity” and “inequity” for food security, critically examine and evaluate... More...  

 

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Tuesday April 8, 7:00 pm, Central Library

Farmer’s Market 101

Hear from local market managers about how/why farmer’s markets started, how they’ve changed in recent years, and what the future holds for them. More...  

 

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Thursday April 10, 3 pm, Oshtemo Branch Library

Container Gardening

Urban dwellers and/or people who have limited land: get a head start on planning your own container garden. Learn what specifications need to be considered. See creative ideas. More...