September 20: Official Release of Hunter’s Quest

Mara and Dan PosterSaturday, September 20
12 Noon @ Parkview

Join us with artist / illustrator Dan Smith and author / History Prize founder Mara MacKay for a day of sharing and discovery around Hunter’s Quest – Finding Heritage and Friendship in Southwest Michigan – a book set in Kalamazoo. Hunter’s Quest highlights Gibson and Shakespeare history in Kalamazoo.

Hunter's Quest

Hunter’s Quest
After moving to Michigan, Hunter turns to the comfort of Sandy beaches and sailing ships on the shores of Lake Michigan. Hunter’s Grandpa helps ease the stress of Hunter’s “big move” and reaches out to Chance, the local bully, who sinks Hunter’s hope of embracing Kalamazoo as his true home. Impatient to find new friends, Hunter grows tired of Kalamazoo until a promising change brings songs of friendship, hope, and laughter. The quest leads Hunter through historic years on Parson Street  where thousands of musical instruments were born. Along the quest, Hunter casts another type of jig and catches a glimpse of Shakespeare Company where people of all ages have been peacefully reeling for over 115 years! Take the trek with Hunter and see what you discover!

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New Arrival: 2015 Painted Sanctuary Calendars

CalendarCalendar SeptemberThe 2015 Painted Sanctuary calendars have arrived! These beautiful calendars display paintings created as a part of the ongoing partnership between the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, Sanford Financial Services, and the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan. The artwork is “a visual tribute to the generosity of area land donors, whose desire to protect the land they love has made it possible for all people to enjoy a rare gift — unspoiled protected land. Just another reason to love our Pure Michigan.

$10.00 Add to cart

Mindfulness Drop-In Class


First Wednesday of Each Month 6:00 - 7:00 PM @ Parkview Mindfulness is the capacity to be alert and open to each moment of our lives in a non-reactive, resilient and compassionate way. Instead of unconsciously reacting to life, based on past … [Continue reading]

September 23: Robert T. Christensen

Out of the Darkness and into the Blue

Tuesday, September 23 7 PM @ Parkview Welcoming the author of Out of the Darkness and into the Blue. Robert T. Christensen worked for the Lawrence Police Department in southwest Michigan before the city of Kalamazoo hired him as a public safety … [Continue reading]

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park

Eleanor is the redheaded misfit tangled in the mess of a new school and no friends. Park is the Asian introvert who does all that he can to stay out of everyone’s way. Little did they know that one bus ride was going to change both of their lives … [Continue reading]