KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
Self-described researcher-storyteller Brené Brown is well known for her research and writing on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her TED Talk, The Power of Vulnerability , is one of the most viewed. Several of her books, including The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to ...
Posted by Angela, 8/28/2015 10:52:51 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
After re-watching the wonderful film The Deep Blue Sea , I did a little digging around to find out the name of the evocative music played throughout the film. British director Terence Davies, whose films prominently feature music to wonderful effect, chose as the emotional centerpiece of this harrowing film about th ...
Posted by Ryan, 8/26/2015 04:14:14 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
If you enjoy the retro sounds of 1960’s soul and rhythm and blues that artists like Alabama Shakes, Raphael Saadiq, Amy Winehouse, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings have kept alive and fresh, check out the debut album by the young singer Leon Bridges , a guy that you can bet has listened to a few Motown and Sam Cooke ...
Posted by Ryan, 8/14/2015 10:32:21 AM | 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
We are very pleased to announce our current exhibit in the
Barnabee Gallery loaned to us by Diane Washington. Diane is an artist from
Grand Rapids. She paints African scenery and ethnic motif in acrylics.
Come by and visit the Alma Powell Branch to view this great
Posted by Judi, 8/30/2015 03:41:33 PM | Add a Comment
"Hot Picks" are books that are in high demand, in other words, popular, best sellers that everyone wants to get their hands on. We have some great Hot Picks in the store this week. For only $3.00 you can take home a book by Jane Smiley, Dennis Lehane or one of the many other best selling authors in our Hot Picks colle ...
Posted by Carol, 8/25/2015 03:56:09 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
You know how grateful you are to that long-departed relative when you come across an old photo album that they had carefully and completely organized, dated and captioned? We all want to be that conscientious when we’re documenting our lives with photos, but it’s so much more complicated now. Digital photos are extrem ...
Posted by Beth, 7/10/2015 08:22:06 AM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
“In the end, we realize that leadership develop is ultimately self-development.”
This quote from the Leadership Challenge (now in its 5th edition) names what’s at the core of our leader development efforts. Each of us brings all of who we are to every situation. While some aspects may be on the front bur ...
Posted by Thom, 8/26/2015 12:47:45 PM | Add a Comment