Staff Picks

KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.

Staff Picks: Books»RSS

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog

My Red Balloon

This is a delightful book by Kazuaki Yamada with simple double page landscapes featuring a yellow bus on its way to pick up various passengers consisting of one little girl and several friendly animals. The little girl is holding a red balloon attached to a string which she intends to show to her friends. Suddenly, t ...


As chimney sweepers come to dust: a Flavia de Luce novel Posted by   Nancy, 1/28/2015 12:48:53 PM | Add a Comment


The Roots of “Frozen” Posted by   Kristen, 1/26/2015 02:55:14 PM | Add a Comment


Staff Picks: Movies»RSS

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog

Ram-Leela: A Bollywood Romeo and Juliet

 When my girls were younger we loved the Bollywood films because they were full of singing, dancing, beautiful costumes, handsome men and gorgeous women. Ram-Leela , a 2013 film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali , is like that. It has beautiful, beautiful saris, tons of jewelry, a very handsome lead star and ...


The French Gangster Film Posted by   Ryan, 1/23/2015 04:27:20 PM | Add a Comment


Everything Is Oscar Posted by   Dan, 1/16/2015 11:48:54 AM | Add a Comment


Staff Picks: Music»RSS

Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog

Two Johns

Two of the hardest working contemporary composers are named John Luther. There’s the Pulitzer Prize winning John Coolidge Luther whose saxophone concerto City Noir has found its way on many year-end lists. You can check out much of his previous work, often characterized as part of the minimalist tradition, throu ...


Black Messiah Posted by   Angela, 1/7/2015 09:25:25 AM | Add a Comment


Bargains in the Basement: Live and Local Posted by   Keith, 12/19/2014 02:01:51 PM | Add a Comment


From the Director»RSS

Library news and happenings

Amazing MeL Turns Ten

MeL … as in Michigan Electronic Library, which just celebrated its 10th birthday. The resources in MeL, available to Michigan residents through the Library of Michigan , are wide-ranging. Preparing for a job or college entrance exam….there are practice tests. Kids and teens need homework help….there are many re ...


Interesting Info About Reading Posted by   Ann, 1/19/2015 09:20:00 AM | Add a Comment


Looking Back at 2014 - Part 2 Posted by   Ann, 1/6/2015 01:31:11 PM | Add a Comment


@ Your Library»RSS

Recent library events, news and more

Only 10 Days Left to Submit Films for the 2015 Teen Filmmaker Festival!

Attention, Teen filmmakers! If you're planning to submit a film to the 12th annual Teen Filmmaker Festival , don't forget that all submitted films are due January 17th. That's only 10 days from now, so don't wait! Put the finishing touches on that masterpiece and send it to the Teen Services department ASAP. For more ...


ONEplace@kpl brings Mindfulness to the Workplace Posted by   Judi, 12/20/2014 02:32:35 PM | Add a Comment


Lots To Do at the Library! Posted by   Bill, 12/19/2014 05:40:54 PM | Add a Comment


Friends News, Weekly Specials & More»RSS

Book Sale - Saturday (1/31/15)

Mark your calendars for our next Bag-of-Books Sale coming on Saturday, January 31. As usual, books are 10 cents each or you can fill up a grocery-size bag and pay only $2.00. Please feel free to bring your own sturdy bags. We will have grocery bags for those who need them. The selection will include :   ...


Bookstore News January 14 - 17 Posted by   Carol, 1/13/2015 02:03:55 PM | Add a Comment


Friday 1/9/15 Closed Posted by   Carol, 1/9/2015 11:20:11 AM | Add a Comment


Local History and Genealogy»RSS

Local History and Genealogy

Your Genealogy Place

With the holidays behind us, it’s time to get serious about your genealogy research, and the local history room is full of resources to help you do just that! Whether you’re just getting started, or have been at it for years, you can certainly benefit from a trip to the history room. You can’t find a better place to ...


Second Chance for Programs Posted by   Beth, 10/30/2014 12:44:20 PM | Add a Comment


An Idyllic Summer Day Posted by   Beth, 8/15/2014 01:54:51 PM | Add a Comment


ONEplace»RSS

Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence

Twitter Time at ONEplace

In the spirit of practice what you teach , we’ve taken a deliberate, strategic approach to Twitter. We carefully considered several questions, including:   What are the benefits of using Twitter relative to other social media platforms? What presence do we want to establish? What’s the best ...


Coffee with Steve Springsdorf Posted by   Thom, 1/28/2015 02:17:22 PM | Add a Comment - 2 Comments


Just ONEthing - Feb 2015 Posted by   Thom, 1/28/2015 02:14:10 PM | Add a Comment