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How to Create Lasting Change

ONEplace@KPL Online Events

Why do change efforts so often fall short, even when we know what needs to be done? In this session, explore why our default change models frequently fail and learn about an alternative approach that offers a path to lasting transformation. The Immunity to Change model, developed through decades of research, reveals the subconscious dynamics […]

Creativebug Crafts for Adults – Vegetable Printed Tea Towels

WSQ 1244 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Experiment with printing an assortment of vegetables from broccoli to bok choy to create interesting and unexpected prints on tea towels to liven up your space! Registration required. WAITING LIST for Creativebug Crafts for Adults – Vegetable Printed Tea Towels, 04/16 (1) Registration for this event has reached capacity. Please fill out the form below […]

Visiting Poet: Dr. Parvinder Mehta

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

Celebrate National Poetry month with Dr. Parvinder Mehta! Join us for a poetry reading where she’ll share from her recent anthology On Wings of Words. Dr. Mehta, poet and author, seeks to engage listeners through the topics of social justice and human potential for a more ethical and compassionate world. Light refreshments provided.

What’s Up, I Can’t Read: Literacy and Community with Oliver James

Kalamazoo Literacy Council 420 E. Alcott St., Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Note: This event is for Kalamazoo Literacy Council students only, and is not open to the public. Oliver James will host a group reading at the Kalamazoo Literacy Council for adult learners. He will share his reading journey with local adult readers, both before and after his rise to social media success. Following this presentation, […]

Author Talk–A Literary Examination of Power, Love, and Art with Xochitl Gonzalez

Register Here We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last.  Anita de Monte Laughs Last is a propulsive, witty examination of power, love, and art, daring to ask who gets to be remembered and who is left behind […]

Classics Revisited

CEN/Boardroom 315 S Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Join local book-lovers for a lively discussion about favorite classic literature. Meet with us in person, or join us on Microsoft Teams! Registration is required for those attending on Teams. March 21: Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone April 18: Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke May 16: The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi […]

What’s Up, I Can’t Read, Community and Literacy with Oliver James

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 120 Roberson Street, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Join us for a public speaking event with Oliver James, TikTok reading role model. In partnership with the Kalamazoo Literacy Council, this event aims to connect adult literacy support organizations and our community to raise awareness. Representatives from organizations supporting adult literacy in Kalamazoo will be available post-discussion. What’s Up, I Can’t Read, Community and […]