Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
Peter Brown authors and illustrates some of the funniest picture books around! His new title this fall is called My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)  In the book, Bobby is frustrated with a mildly strict teacher who asks him to "settle down" in class. One day he goes to the park to forget his troubles and hi ...
Posted by Andrea, 9/18/2014 09:14:18 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers starts out by having Charles Brady played by Brian Krause get up in front of his class in school and read his paper about Sleepwalkers; a mother and her son and how they have to run from town to town never settling down, how the men would always come to hunt them and thus they give you the ...
Posted by Gary, 9/17/2014 03:44:55 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
We're past the mid-way point of 2014 and so here's my ever expanding list of favorite albums of the year. I'm sure a few more releases will make the list by year's end. What about you? What's on your list?
The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream Real Estate, Atlas Dean Wareham, Dean Wareham St. Vincent, ...
Posted by Ryan, 9/7/2014 03:30:06 PM | Add a Comment
Library news and happenings
Libraries promote library cards as the “most powerful card in your wallet.” For the month of September, your KPL card has even more power…. the power for discounts at some popular restaurants and retailers.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month across the country. In celebration, many Kalamazoo merchants are ...
Posted by Ann, 9/8/2014 09:49:30 AM | Add a Comment
Recent library events, news and more
Beginning in early September, the library will join forces with the Kalamazoo Area Agency on Aging to offer two healthy living workshops that may be of interest to you or someone you know. The first is Personal Action Toward Health (PATH), a 6-week workshop designed to help adults learn techniques and strategies f ...
Posted by Angela, 8/26/2014 12:46:49 PM | Add a Comment
Civil War buff? We have a  cart full of some unusual and interesting Civil War books.
Fan of new fiction? We have lots of new “hot picks” type fiction from 2014, great reading and super cheap. ...
Posted by Carol, 9/17/2014 10:19:27 AM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
It’s been a while since we posted an unidentified photo so this one has a bonus – an extra related photo. Both feature what appears to be at least three generations of a family posed in front of a house. One is taken from a distance, making the house fully visible. The house is brick and it is clearly in a rural set ...
Posted by Beth, 8/15/2014 01:54:51 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
One lesson regularly presents itself to me in a variety of forms – the importance of clarity over and above certainty.
Without going into all the gory details, suffice it to say that processes have stalled waiting for every last fact to be gathered, people have adorned their arguments with extraneous and jargoni ...
Posted by Thom, 9/11/2014 05:06:01 PM | Add a Comment - 2 Comments