Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Megan Dooley has been performing in Michigan and surrounding areas for over 14 years. Steeped in rich American roots music that bursts with a modern attitude and soulful inflection, Dooley captures audiences whether performing solo or leading a full band. Her rich, gritty, and powerful vocals weave between punchy rhythm guitar, eloquent banjolele and uke, and a “whistle as pure as birdsong, expressed with great aplomb” to create a musical experience all her own. Dubbed “The First Lady” of the Kalamazoo music scene by Revue Magazine in October 2013, Megan Dooley is a Michigan performer that is not to be missed. Seating is limited to 50 people. Free Tickets available at the Library starting Monday, February 1st.
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for Mom and Dad; spend some time celebrating the bond of family! Live music will set the tone while everyone makes their own special valentines and creates handprint keepsakes to share. A photographer will be on hand to take family photos in our heart shaped booth. Lots of games, too; no registration is required.
In honor of Black History Month, the library will show the acclaimed PBS documentary covering a specific project undertaken during the early civil rights period. The film tells the story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South. Both black and white Americans risked their lives to improve conditions for all of our citizens. Prepare to be inspired!
Would you be able to save a life? Join the millions of people the American Red Cross trains each year by taking a 30-minute Citizen CPR class. This non-certified course is not intended to substitute for a formal training course. For ages 14 and up. Space is Limited. Registration required; call 269-673-4625.