KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
Author and Illustrator Emily Gravett has done it again! In "Tidy", she introduces us to Pete the Badger, who happens to be a cleanaholic. Pete was born to clean, scour, tidy up anything and everything; a daunting task if one lives in a forest. No tidying challenge is too big for Pete and he soon gets carried away resu ...
Posted by Teresa, 6/23/2017 09:31:48 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
I’ve been on a bit of a nostalgia train of late, watching old films from the late 1980’s and early 90’s. These years can best be described as the formative, college years during which time I began to watch movies with a bit more than just a passing interest. Two of my favorite films from that era that stand out as touc ...
Posted by Ryan, 6/21/2017 01:29:55 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
I hadn't heard of the new album by Vilolent + Monica Martin titled Awake and Pretty Much Sober up until about an hour ago but I'm glad I stumbled across it. With strong, sensual, sometimes melancholic singing and a chill wave foundation of synths, strings and piano, there's a lot to enjoy about this laid back, atm ...
Posted by Ryan, 6/16/2017 02:57:01 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
Great deals on children's books this week! Select books 2 for $1.00! ...
Posted by Carol, 6/20/2017 02:53:55 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
I spent this morning at the Library’s annual Party in the Park . It was an amazing event, as always, and so much fun to see thousands of children gathered to hear stories read to them. Spending time in Bronson Park on a beautiful spring day, with so many community members, reminds me of the wonderful, long history t ...
Posted by Beth, 5/31/2017 01:19:03 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
With the Fourth of July coming soon, early celebrants are already firing off their own versions of “bombs bursting in air.” Soon, the “rockets red (blue, yellow, purple, etc.) glare” of fireworks shows will join the celebration of freedom won.
Certainly, it is a freedom borne out of enduring hardship and militar ...
Posted by Thom, 6/23/2017 12:34:27 PM | Add a Comment