KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
How would you react in the face of a disaster that left thousands homeless and wiped out essential city services in Kalamazoo for weeks on end? Rebecca Solnit takes a look at some major disasters over the past century or so and reports on some of the grassroots communities that emerged to provide relief in her book ...
Posted by Steve, 12/12/2014 10:54:02 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Whether you're looking for a way to manage stress during the busy holiday season or get an early start on your New Year's resolution, the library offers access to a variety of fitness videos through our streaming service, Hoopla . You can find everything from dance to pilates and yoga . There's an assortment of w ...
Posted by Angela, 12/15/2014 03:03:03 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Catch up on the best music made in 2014 by checking out some of these end of year lists.
NPR's Music Critics
Metacritic's Debut Albums
Hip Hop Albums ...
Posted by Ryan, 12/11/2014 02:50:21 PM | Add a Comment
Library news and happenings
This can be a stressful, overly busy time of year. We’ve all read advice for reducing stress. Here’s another one: uninterrupted reading, even “slow reading.”
“Slow reading” is a return to reading habits of the time before cellphones, social media, Google….just sit in silence and read uninterruptedly. Reducing s ...
Posted by Ann, 12/15/2014 08:09:51 AM | Add a Comment
Recent library events, news and more
Maybe you've heard about Derek Jeter's new book The Contract . It begins with a young Derek Jeter sitting in his third grade classroom in Kalamazoo and dreaming about baseball - sliding into home base to win the World Series. Derek Jeter always knew that he wanted to play baseball. Shortstop. For the New York Yanke ...
Posted by Bill, 10/21/2014 03:45:09 PM | Add a Comment
We still have lots of nice gift-quality books available. Our special sale continues but don't limit your gift shopping to the Gift Book selections; our shelves contain many books that would make excellent gifts. And of course, GIFT CERTIFICATES make wonderful gifts also. ...
Posted by Carol, 12/17/2014 01:43:01 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
If you read our Link newsletter or peruse the website from time to time, you probably know that KPL has hosted many wonderful local history programs in recent years. We’ve covered topics related to architecture , neighborhoods , women’s history , shipwrecks , and even the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair . All the l ...
Posted by Beth, 10/30/2014 12:44:20 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
I enjoy basketball. While some individual players stand out, it’s the performance of the team that decides the game: working together, anticipating each other’s moves, and sharing the spotlight. Sure it takes practice, but it takes more than practice.
It takes trust.
On a team, trust means…
Posted by Thom, 12/15/2014 08:41:35 AM | Add a Comment