Step Back in History: KPL at 150

Kalamazoo Public Library: Central 315 S. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI

A special celebration with life-size historic photos, KPL staff in historic costumes and musical entertainment, 5–7 p.m. Oct. 7, Central Library, 315 S. Rose St.

Recurring Event Chalk It Out!

Chalk It Out!

Kalamazoo Public Library: Central 315 S. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI

An all-ages event where you can express yourself with chalk on library sidewalks, 1–2 p.m. Aug. 10, 11 & 17, Central Library and all branches; sidewalk chalk provided.

Recurring Event Chalk It Out!

Chalk It Out!

Kalamazoo Public Library: Central 315 S. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI

An all-ages event where you can express yourself with chalk on library sidewalks, 1–2 p.m. Aug. 10, 11 & 17, Central Library and all branches; sidewalk chalk provided.

Recurring Event Chalk It Out!

Chalk It Out!

Kalamazoo Public Library: Central 315 S. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI

An all-ages event where you can express yourself with chalk on library sidewalks, 1–2 p.m. Aug. 10, 11 & 17, Central Library and all branches; sidewalk chalk provided.

GLAMA Acoustic Slow Jam

Kalamazoo Public Library: Central 315 S. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI

The Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association leads a jam with simple chord progressions and slow- to medium-tempo tunes, 5:30 Aug. 9, Central Library; all acoustic stringed instruments welcome.

John Ball Traveling Zoo

Kalamazoo Public Library: Central 315 S. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI

An up-close encounter with live zoo animals, noon, 1 & 2 p.m. Aug. 8, Oshtemo Branch; tickets available the day of the event.

Youth Author Series

Kalamazoo Public Library: Central 315 S. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI

Lisa Wheeler, 1 p.m. Aug. 5, Oshtemo Branch; Jean Alicia Elster, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Central Library, 315 S. Rose St.; books given away at events while supplies last.

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