KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
I devoured this book. Earlier this year I was struck by PIECING ME TOGETHER by Renee Watson, and THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas. DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone was right up there with them. Justyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and on his way to Yale. One night he's trying to help his drunk ex-girlfriend get h ...
Posted by Kirsten, 12/13/2017 09:25:26 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Films Selected for the 2017 National Film Registry (alphabetical order) Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) (1951) Boulevard Nights (1979) Die Hard (1988) Dumbo (1941) Field of Dreams (1989) 4 Little Girls (1997) Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection (1920s and 1930s) Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) The Goonies (1985) ...
Posted by Ryan, 12/13/2017 03:50:01 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
One of the most iconic (if not the most) drum introduction is that of the opening moments of The Ronettes classic Be My Baby , co-written and recorded in 1963 by the legendary “wall of sound” producer Phil Specter. This opening salvo became the sonic template for pop/rock recordings throughout the 1960’s, and heavil ...
Posted by Ryan, 12/13/2017 01:32:15 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 still have tons of gift-quality books and we sell gift certificates too! We make your holiday shopping easy! ...
Posted by Carol, 11/29/2017 11:21:55 AM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
Good news! If you missed the Welcome to Kalamazoo, 1917 program, you have another chance. It was so great that we’ve decided to repeat it at the Oshtemo branch in December. Join us to learn about the chaos you might have encountered on the city streets 100 years ago, what people did with their leisure time, how Kalam ...
Posted by Beth, 11/30/2017 08:30:27 AM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
The relationship between a board of directors and an executive director is critical to a nonprofits success. Simply put, the most effective organizations have a strong relationship between these two parties. Why? The board and the ED are core leaders within any nonprofit institution and people take cue's from the top. ...
Posted by Matthew, 12/6/2017 04:16:55 PM | Add a Comment