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Movies in Kindleberger Park
Movies begin at dusk (subject to cancellation due to weather) and are held under the stars in Kindleberger Park!

Saturday, August 29 - Paddington (rated PG)

Kindleberger Concert Series
Free concerts in the park!  See the schedule here.

Zumba for Kids  ages 4-8 
Monday, July 27, 1:00-2:00 pm

Teen & Tween Summer Anime Club
Every Monday through July 27, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Join us for anime, food and fun!

LEGO Movie
Wednesday, July 29  @ 2:00pm 
Ages 5 and up

Robotic Demonstration
Wednesday, July 29 @ 1:00pm 
Ages 5 and up
A young Kalamazoo Robotics team will be here to demonstrate the robot they made.
This event is right before the LEGO Movie @ 2:00pm.

Painting and Potluck with Kara Klok
Wednesday, July 29, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Parchment Community Library invites adults to get creative at a Painting and Potluck class. Artist Kara Klok will take participants step-by-step through the process of creating their own original work of art using acrylic paints and canvas. 

There is a $5 registration fee for this class, and participants are asked to bring a dish to pass of their favorite finger food.

Adults Only, Registration Required, Limit 20

You must pay the $5 registration fee at the time of registration.

"The Automobile Adventure of the Abernathy Brothers” with Fred Colgren of the Gilmore Car Museum
Monday, August 3, 6:30–7:30 pm

This presentation focuses on the story of Bud and Temple Abernathy, ages 6 and 10, who traveled from their home in

Frederick, Oklahoma, to New York City on horseback and then from New York City back to Oklahoma, by automobile, by themselves. The emphasis is on geography and the personal characteristics of courage and commitment.

All ages welcome, registration appreciated but not required. Call 343-7747 or click here to register online.

Summer Reading now through August 7!
ZERO to THREE...Ready to Read
Ages 0-3

Pick up a Get Ready to Read Calendar and share daily activities with your child.  Complete 25 activities by August 7 and receive a free board book!

Ages 4-10

Be a reading super hero and READ every day!
Pick up your SUPERHERO READER'S CHALLENGE game sheet and get started!

TEEN Readers
Ages 11-17
You read, you choose, you win! Earn a raffle ticket for each book you read between June 15 - August 7. For each book you read, you get a raffle ticket to enter for the prize you want!

ADULT Readers
Ages 18+
Fill out a raffle ticket for every book you read between June 15 - August 7 for a chance at the weekly prize.  Fill out a reading log for a chance to win the grand prize, a Kindle Fire.

Beyond the Bees Knees Presentation with Charlotte Hubbard
Tuesday, August 11, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

What are people saying about Charlotte Hubbard? "Beyond delightful, beyond charming, beyond interesting and informative. We were all pleased and intrigued!” Join us for Charlotte’s presentation about the critical honeybee, what’s happening with its survival, and personal reflections about beekeeping.

Adults only, registration appreciated but not required. Call 343-7747 or click here to register online.

Zentangle Class with Marjorie Goosen
Wednesday, August 12, 6:00–8:00 pm

Engage your creativity and sense of fun through the fascinating world of Zentangle! This easy-to-learn method can bring out the artist in everyone.

Adults Only, Registration Required, Limit 12. Call 343-7747 or click here to register online.

Upcycle Crafting: Sunflower Wreath
Tuesday, August 18, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Celebrate the zenith of summer with this fun, easy wreath.

Adults Only, Registration Required, Limit 15. Call 343-7747 or click here to register online.

Learn a new language for FREE!
Just use your Parchment Community Library card to register.

(Note: your library card must contain 6 digits. If you have an older card you can obtain a new one free of charge.)

You can access your library account information via our online catalog!  Click the "Library Catalog" link in the top menu bar of this page.  When the online catalog screen opens, click the 'Log In' link at the right end of the dark blue bar near the top of the page.

You'll need to know your Patron ID (the number on the back of your library card) and your password.  The default password is the last four digits of your phone number.   If this doesn't work, give us a call.  

You may ask us to re-set your password at any time - it can be any length and contain letters and/or numbers.   Stop in or call 343-7747.


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Look through our Coupon Sharing Box before your next shopping trip! If you have coupons to share, please drop them in the "Unsorted Coupons" box.  You'll find the Coupon Sharing Box on the counter in front of the Director's office.

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If your library account has expired or has more than $2.00 in fines, you will not be able to use OverDrive. 

If this happens, come in to update your account (please bring your license or Michigan ID) and/or pay your fines and you'll be able to use OverDrive again immediately!

Questions?  Call us at 269.343.7747 or e-mail

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The Michigan Electronic Library gives you FREE access to databases of all kinds, books from other Michigan libraries (interlibrary loan), and subject guides to the Internet! 
Need help ordering interlibrary loan books from other libraries through MeL?  See our Interloan page. 


 Our next book sale is
Saturday, July 11
10:00am - 3:00pm
You may attend the Early Bird Sale from 9:00 - 10:00am for $1.00.  

For more information about our book sales and the wonderful people who make them possible, click the Friends of the Library tab in the left-hand menu.  

We always have a selection of Friends Book Sale books, DVDs and audiobooks available for sale in the center atrium area on the main floor. 
Thank you for supporting our Book Sales!
You can "check out" and
download audiobooks, e-books, music and video from the Southwest Michigan Digital Library (SMDL) website.
You must have a resident library card, Senior Free library card, or Teacher library card in order to use this service.  If you have a reciprocal library card from us, please use your home library card instead in order to access the SMDL site.  You must also have a six-digit library card number.  We can provide a new card to you at no cost, if you need one.

The Library Director is a Notary Public.   She can notarize signatures on certain documents.  This service is free to Parchment Community Library resident cardholders; all others $10 per document.  Please call in advance.