Kalamazoo in the 1870s

CEN/Van Deusen Room 315 South Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI

Take a look back at the decade of the 1870s in the Village of Kalamazoo where a lot occurred including the school library becoming the Kalamazoo Public Library. Let’s examine what else happened during that decade that had an impact on the growth of the area for many years to come. Presented by local historian, […]

Page Turners Book Club

OSH/Community Room 7265 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI

Engage in a thought-provoking conversation about books, exchange perspectives, and get to know your neighbors. Books are available at the Oshtemo Branch Library. Now hybrid! We will hold the book club at Oshtemo and on Zoom! 12/5/2022 – Bewilderment by Richard Powers Please register! Page Turners Book Club, 12/05(2) Full Name*Email* PhoneAccommodationsPlease let us know […]

Author Talk–with Geraldine Brooks

KPL Online Events

Register Here! KPL is pleased to present a series of exciting author talks. Enjoy a range of talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders! Join us for an exciting virtual chat with the highly-acclaimed and award-winning novelist, Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her most recent New York Times Bestselling novel Horse. Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, […]

Author Talk–A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America: with Nicole Eustace

KPL Online Events

Register Here! KPL is pleased to present a series of exciting author talks. Enjoy a range of talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders! You’re invited to explore early-American history during an online afternoon conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Nicole Eustace as she discusses her 2022 award-winning book Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and […]

Classics Revisited

KPL Online Events

Join local book-lovers for a lively discussion about favorite classic literature. Meet with us in person or join us on Zoom! Registration is required for Zoom. December: Maus volumes 1 & 2 by Art Spiegelman January: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith February: Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks

Koekje, Cooky, or Cookie? A History of American Christmas Cookies

OSH/Community Room 7265 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI

Why do the Brits call them biscuits and we call them cookies? The answer lies in the 17th century Dutch colony of New Netherland. But cookies have a peculiar history. Once the purview only of the wealthy, their flavors, shapes, and textures have changed over time. Influenced by changing technologies, household labor, slavery, social status, […]