KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
I have had an e-reader for years but I rarely purchase any e-books. I find plenty of e-books available through KPL's Overdrive and Hoopla services. I use the new Libby app from Overdrive to search for my books, place holds, and transfer them to my device. Recently, I borrowed Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner an ...
Posted by Andrea, 9/14/2017 03:50:06 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
The world of cinema lost one of its most unique, inimitable actors this month in Harry Dean Stanton . Stanton's soulful presence and idiosyncratic Everyman performances in classics like Cool Hand Luke , Paris, Texas , Repo Man , Alien , The Rose , Pretty in Pink , and Straight Time brought him to the attention ...
Posted by Ryan, 9/22/2017 03:01:53 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Grant Hart, drummer of the influential noise punk band from Minneapolis, Husker Du , has passed away. The group's pioneering influence as a bridge between the more abrasive, fast sound of hardcore, and the slower and more melodic grooves of post-punk alternative rock, has been dutifully noted by fans and critics alike ...
Posted by Ryan, 9/14/2017 09:17:15 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
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
This week our Large Print Sale continues...and...on Saturday all DVDs, CDs, and Audio Books on CD will be on sale. DVDs will be sale priced at $1.00, Audio Books - $1.00 and CDs only 50 cents. ...
Posted by Carol, 9/20/2017 11:09:19 AM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
The local history room is once again offering Genealogy Week at the library. October 16th through the 20th local history staff will be meeting one-on-one with people to offer help and suggestions regarding their genealogy research. I mention this not because we need people to sign up – in fact, just the opposite. This ...
Posted by Beth, 9/21/2017 10:27:14 AM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
The Adult Services team here at Kalamazoo Public Library, which ONEplace is a part of, recently agreed to pursue the concept of a professional development happy hour. The concept is simple: spend one hour each week, on the clock, achieving a training goal. The concept is one we saw modeled at other libraries and decid ...
Posted by Matthew, 9/11/2017 10:20:42 AM | Add a Comment