KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
Before reading this book, I knew very little about gentrification. It made me think of Grand Rapids and Detroit. I had the intuition that it was bad for people of color–turns out my intuition was right—but I didn’t know exactly how it happened, who was pulling the gears and making the policies and building the apartme ...
Posted by Matt, 8/16/2017 08:52:09 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Top 20 Circulating  Movie Titles for the month of July:
John Wick 2
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
50 Shades Darker
Game of Thrones
A Cure for Wellness
Before I Fa ...
Posted by Ryan, 8/15/2017 03:39:15 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Sexy, somber, cinematic, lush and gauzy, the self-titled album by Cigarettes After Sex is a sulky work that oozes formal simplicity without forsaking effective reverb-drenched meldodies. Fans of groups like Slowdive, Mazzy Star, The Sundays, and Beach House will love this 10-song debut from the El Paso dream pop gr ...
Posted by Ryan, 8/17/2017 03:04:37 PM | Add a Comment
Library news and happenings
This is National Library Week , April 12 – 18. We join with libraries, schools, bookstores, and publishers in celebrating this week to highlight the value of libraries. This year’s theme is “Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library.”
In the mid 1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less time wit ...
Posted by Ann, 4/10/2015 11:48:47 AM | Add a Comment
Recent library events, news and more
Nikki Grimes  will be in Kalamazoo on May 9. She will visit
local schools and will be at the Powell Branch at 6 pm that evening. Powell, Eastwood
and Central will have Pizza and Pages book discussions for Tween/Teens in her
honor. If you are interested come in and pick up your free books and get reading.
Posted by Judi, 3/31/2017 09:33:21 PM | Add a Comment
We are looking for someone to become our new Associate Bookstore Manager. This will be a part time (20 hour/week) position. Here’s our check list for some of the qualities we think would make a great manager:
Loves books and enjoys people
Keeps up with timely topics
Interested in what others are reading
Posted by Carol, 8/2/2017 03:34:00 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
There are so many different ways to look at Michigan history. A couple of recent books on the history of Jackson Prison have had me examining this aspect of it - one that I hadn’t given much thought to before. My knowledge of the prison was pitifully small and until I discovered these books, I didn’t even realize that ...
Posted by Beth, 7/31/2017 02:40:44 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
Announcement via Ryan Wieber, Library Director:
We are proud to announce and welcome Matt Lechel as he steps into the leadership role as Acting Director of ONEplace @ KPL. Matt has served as the Associate at ONEplace, working in tandem with the Director, for the past year.
As many of you may have alre ...
Posted by One, 8/14/2017 11:18:25 AM | Add a Comment