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Movies in Kindleberger Park
Movies begin at dusk (subject to cancellation due to weather) and are held under the stars in Kindleberger Park!

Saturday, August 29 - Paddington (rated PG)

Kindleberger Concert Series
Free concerts in the park!  See the schedule here.

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online (with Kara Krill)
Tuesday, September 1, 6:30-7:30 pm

School starts soon!  Do you know where your kids are online? Registration appreciated but not required. Call 343-7747 or click here to 
register online.

Library Closed for Labor Day Holiday
The library will be closed from Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7.

A Matter of Balance Workshop with Norma Bour of the Area Agency on Aging
Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm, September 9 through October 28

This 8-week award-winning class is designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.  Adults only. Registration required.  Limit 14.  This class is FULL. Contact Kristy at 343-7747 or if you are interested in a Matter of Balance class starting in February, or if you would like to contact the Area Agency on Aging about a class at a different location.

New! Genre Gyration Book Club
Join us for literary adventures as we bust out of reading ruts with books from many different genres.

Science Fiction: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Wednesday, September 9, 7:00-8:00 pm -or- Friday, September 11, 9:00-10:00 am

Thriller: Ghostman by Roger Hobbs
Friday, October 9, 9:00-10:00 am -or- Wednesday, October 14, 7:00-8:00 pm

Historical Fiction: Master and Commander by Patgrick O'Brian
Wednesday, November 11, 7:00-8:00 pm -or- Friday, November 13, 9:00-10:00 am

Questions? Contact Kristy at 343-7747 or

Teen Anime Club
First Monday of every month, 4:30-6:00 pm

Next meeting is September 14
We meet on the first Monday of every month to watch anime, check out the library's newest manga, and enjoy snacks straight from Japan and Asia.

Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh cards or other decks or games to play, or even bring anime - we may watch it!  Costume-friendly!  Meet new friends and find new titles to read and watch. Vote for your favorites, tell us what to buy next, and help plan events.  Whether you're obsessed or a newbie, please join us!

Story Times!
September 15 - November 25

Registration is helpful but not required.  Call 343-7747 or click here to register online.

Baby & Me Time for ages 6-23 months
Tuesdays, 11:15-11:40 am

Enjoy 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs with Mrs. B, then stay afterward for a social playtime with other babies and parents.

Toddler Tales Story Time for ages 2 & 3
Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 am

A story with related songs, fingerplays and movement. Children must attend with a parent and/or guardian. Child must be 2 years old by first attended session.

Preschool Pals Story Time for ages 3 1/2 - 5
Wednesdays OR Thursdays, 10:15-11:00 am
Explore early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays and fun. A craft is also included. Parent participation is not required.

Sharpie Tie Dye
Thursday, September 17, 6:00-7:30 pm

Ages 11 and up.  Make a sharpie tie-dye shirt.  Bring your own white cotton shirt to dye.

Open Spinners Class with the Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo
Friday, September 18, 1:00-2:00 pm

Observe a room full of spinning wheels in action at this drop-in session with the spinners group that regularly meets here at the Parchment Library.  Learn the basics of getting started with spinning.  Adults 18+ only. Reigstration required. Limit 10.

Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.)
Third Monday of every month, 6:00-7:00 pm.  Next meeting: September 21

Ages 11 and up. Plan exciting programs and suggest new materials while eating pizza! 

Learn a new language for FREE!
Just use your Parchment Community Library card to register.

(Note: your library card must contain 6 digits. If you have an older card you can obtain a new one free of charge.)

You can access your library account information via our online catalog!  Click the "Library Catalog" link in the top menu bar of this page.  When the online catalog screen opens, click the 'Log In' link at the right end of the dark blue bar near the top of the page.

You'll need to know your Patron ID (the number on the back of your library card) and your password.  The default password is the last four digits of your phone number.   If this doesn't work, give us a call.  

You may ask us to re-set your password at any time - it can be any length and contain letters and/or numbers.   Stop in or call 343-7747.


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Look through our Coupon Sharing Box before your next shopping trip! If you have coupons to share, please drop them in the "Unsorted Coupons" box.  You'll find the Coupon Sharing Box on the counter in front of the Director's office.

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If your library account has expired or has more than $2.00 in fines, you will not be able to use OverDrive. 

If this happens, come in to update your account (please bring your license or Michigan ID) and/or pay your fines and you'll be able to use OverDrive again immediately!

Questions?  Call us at 269.343.7747 or e-mail

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The Michigan Electronic Library gives you FREE access to databases of all kinds, books from other Michigan libraries (interlibrary loan), and subject guides to the Internet! 
Need help ordering interlibrary loan books from other libraries through MeL?  See our Interloan page. 
 Our next book sale is
Saturday, October 4
10:00am - 3:00pm
You may attend the Early Bird Sale from 9:00 - 10:00am for $1.00.  

For more information about our book sales and the wonderful people who make them possible, click the Friends of the Library tab in the left-hand menu.  
We always have a selection of Friends Book Sale books, DVDs and audiobooks available for sale in the center atrium area on the main floor. 
Thank you for supporting our Book Sales!
You can "check out" and
download audiobooks, e-books, music and video from the Southwest Michigan Digital Library (SMDL) website.
You must have a resident library card, Senior Free library card, or Teacher library card in order to use this service.  If you have a reciprocal library card from us, please use your home library card instead in order to access the SMDL site.  You must also have a six-digit library card number.  We can provide a new card to you at no cost, if you need one.
The Library Director is a Notary Public.   She can notarize signatures on certain documents.  This service is free to Parchment Community Library resident cardholders; all others $10 per document.  Please call in advance.