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of paint and dyes, 7–9 p.m. March 30, Room Top Shelf Reads — A young professionals' 1910, Sangren Hall, WMU, 387-2436. book group discussion of Jack Spratt Investigates the Big Over Easy, by Jasper LIBRARY & LITERARY EVENTS Fforde, 7 p.m. March 13, Latitude 42 Brewing Kalamazoo Public Library Company, 7842 Portage Road, 585-8711. Writings on the Wall: Dig Deeper — The Art of Astrophotography: Introduction Discuss Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's thoughts on to Amateur Astronomy — Richard Bell of the topics presented in his book, 553-7895; see Kalamazoo Astronomical Society discusses for topics, times, dates and locations. using digital cameras to capture the sky, 1–3 First Saturday @ KPL — Stories, activities p.m. March 18; registration required. and door prizes for the family, 2 p.m. March Open for Discussion: Reading Together — 4, Central Library, 315 S. Rose St., 553-7844. Discussion of Writings on the Wall, by Kareem Writings on the Wall: Overview and Abdul-Jabbar, 10:30 a.m.–noon March 21. Discussion — Discussion of this year's Reading PDL Writers Workshop — Sally Stap Together book by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 6 p.m. discusses self-publishing a digital eBook for March 6, Oshtemo Branch, 7265 W. Main St.; Kindle, 6–8 p.m. March 21. 6 p.m. March 7, Alma Powell Branch, 1000 W. Must Be 21+: Game, Color, Doodle Night Paterson Ave.; 2 p.m. March 15, Kalamazoo for Grown-Ups — 7–8:30 p.m. March 27. Institute of Arts Library, 314 S. Park St.; 10:30 a.m. March 21, Portage District Library, 300 Other Venues Library Lane; 6:30 p.m. March 22, Washington Cook's Tour: Captain James Cook's Square Branch, 1244 Portage St.; 553-7895. Voyages of Exploration in the Pacific, 1768, 1772 and 1776 — The A.M. Todd Meet the Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — Discussing his book Writings on the Wall, Rare Book Room winter term exhibit, 1–3 p.m. 7–9 p.m. March 14, Miller Auditorium, WMU, March 2, 6, 7 & 9, third floor, Upjohn Library Commons, Kalamazoo College, 337-7153. 553-7895. March Book Group — Discussion of Girl Parchment Community Library Waits with Gun, by Amy Stewart, 7 p.m. March 401 S. Riverview Drive, 343-7747 9, Richland Community Library, 8951 Park St., Parchment Book Group — Discussion of 629-9085. Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande, 7 p.m. March Quiltfest — Showcase of local quilters, March 6. 14–18, Comstock Township Library, 6130 King Second Sundays Live: Whiskey Before Highway, 345-0136. Breakfast — Irish/Celtic music, 2 p.m. March Poets in Print — Readings by Dennis 12. Hinrichsen and Casey Thayer, 7 p.m. March Front Page: Donuts and Discussion — 18, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Suite 103A, Current events panel discussion with local Park Trades Center, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave., media, educators, politicians and special 373-4938. guests, 10 a.m. March 18. MUSEUMS Yum's the Word: East African Cuisine — Frida Boyd, chef of Jambo African Cuisine, Kalamazoo Valley Museum discusses the history, health benefits and 230 N. Rose St., 373-7990 flavors of East African cuisine, 6:30 p.m. Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival — See March 22. description under Music: Bands & Solo Parchment Community Library Friends' Artists, page 37. Book Sale — 10 a.m.–3 p.m. March 25, with Eclipse 2017 — A simulation of the total early bird sale 9–10 a.m. solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, 3 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. & Sun., through March 17. Portage District Library The Wizards of Pop: Sabuda and Reinhart 300 Library Lane, 329-4544 Science Fiction and Fantasy Discussion: — A pop-up book exhibit with 63 framed Unsung Heroes — Discussion of secondary pieces, through April 9. characters who aren't recognized for heroic U2 Laser Show — Laser animation graphics set to the music of U2, 4 p.m. Sundays deeds, 7 p.m. March 6. International Mystery Book Group — through April 9. Discussion of Mr. Churchill's Secretary, by And Still We Rise: Race, Culture & Visual Conversations — Works that draw on the Susan Elia MacNeal, 7 p.m. March 9.

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