HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS
January 15 - March 15, 2014
Ages 18 & Up
1. Enter each book you read in our weekly raffle for a chance to win a 2014 Book Lover's Page-a-Day Calendar and PCL book bag - AND -
2. Record 5 books on a 'Hot Reads for Cold Nights' Reading Log and return it to the front desk by March 15 for a chance to win one of 3 Grand Prizes - a $50 Meijer Gift Card. Enter as many times as you like!
Note: All books must be checked out in your name between December 14 and March 4.
BUY & SELL ON ETSY
Tuesday, March 11, 6 - 8 pm
SORRY--CLASS IS FULL.
From the ESTY.com website: Buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art and supplies on ETSY, the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace.
Amanda Roden will show you how to sign up, set up your "shop" on the website, and how to operate your settings. FREE program.
HEALTHCARE ENROLLMENT EVENT
Thursday, March 13, 2 - 7 pm
Do you know someone who is uninsured, who can't afford insurance, or is confused about their insurance options? Enroll Kalamazoo County Healthcare staff will be here Thursday, March 13 from 2 - 7 pm with information and to provide assistance with enrollment. Help spread the word! Together, we can help reduce the number of uninsured in our region and ensure every resident has access to quality healthcare.
No registration required. Please bring your Social Security number or document numbers for immigrants, and income information.
LOCAL POET IN PARCHMENT
Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 pm
Local poet Elizabeth Kerlikowske will read from her new book, Last Hula, in the Community Room. We're sneaking in before April which is National Poetry Month. President of the Friends of Poetry, she has published several books of poetry and exhibited at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center. No registration required. Refreshments served.
Tuesday, April 8, 6 - 8 pm
Jean Harden will show us how to create a spring flower motif decoupage egg using paper napkins. Room for 12, ages 16 & up. Click here to register or call 343-7747.
MEET AUTHORS SARAH STEWART & DAVID SMALL
Wednesday, April 16, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
In celebration of National Library Week April 13-19, local authors Sarah Stewart & David Small will sign copies of their book, The Library, on Wednesday, April 16, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The Library is a 1995 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year.
A story told in witty rhyme, The Library celebrates Elizabeth Brown’s lifelong obsession with books. Copies of the book, supplied by Bookbug Bookstore, will be available for purchase.
Bring your kids and grand kids to meet this local author and illustrator and leave with a treasure! Sarah Stewart and David Small have collaborated on five other books. No registration required.
Stay tuned to the library's website and Facebook page for information on more National Library Week events.
BARNS--CATHEDRALS TO THE EARTH'S SPIRIT
Wednesday, April 23, 6 - 8 pm
Join Jan Corey Arnett, 'The Barn Lady'--raised on a dairy farm in the U.P. and author of American Barns--as she discusses her efforts to educate and influence realtors, insurance agents, developers, zoning officials, corporations, corporate agriculture, and even some preservationists, to see the importance of saving traditional barns. Barns are at the heart of what made America great.
Click here to register or call 343-7747 . Also for sale Common People Uncommon Lives and From My Perspective.
SURPRISING SUMMER DAYTRIPS
Tuesday, May 13, 6-8 pm
Looking for vacation ideas? Steve Ellis is back with out-of-the-ordinary destinations within a day's drive of Kalamazoo. Steve has traveled the Midwest for over 40 years. Expect a lively presentation! No registration required. Refreshments served.
HISTORY OF RAILROADS IN KALAMAZOO COUNTY
Wednesday, June 18, 6:30 pm
Using maps and photos, railroad historian Mark Tomlonson will tell the stories of the people who brought railroads to Kalamazoo and how the area benefited from them.
Mark has been researching Kalamazoo railroad history for over 25 years. His daily railroad Internet posts are read by over 5,000 people. Mark is the chief engineer for WMUK-FM and a bass player.
Call 343-7747 to register or click here. Refreshments served.
MACKINAC ISLAND COTTAGES
Wednesday, June 25, 6 - 8 pm
In the late 1800s, the rich and famous made a statement by building luxurious cottages on Mackinac Island. Who were they, where did they come from, and what are their stories?
Join Tom Buettner for a lively tour of these unique cottages on the West & East Bluffs of Mackinac Island.
Register at 343-7747 or click here to register. Refreshments served.