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Staff Picks: Books»RSS

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog

400 Extraordinary Places

This book was received in the library at the end of 2012, but for those who haven't seen it, it's worth the time. In one- and two-page summaries, '400 extraordinary places' are described. Being another fine publication from National Geographic, it's a given that the photographs are of high quality. Ev ...

Carla's Comfort Foods:Favorite Dishes from Around the World Posted by   Nancy, 8/28/2014 03:15:50 PM | Add a Comment

Handle with Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey Posted by   Judi, 8/28/2014 12:32:43 PM | Add a Comment

Staff Picks: Movies»RSS

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog

Bee Sting

In Jason Bateman ’s directorial debut, Bad Words , a prickly forty-something with a long-festering grudge named Guy inserts himself into a national spelling bee for children by taking advantage of a loophole in the rules that simply stipulate that entrants must not have graduated from the eighth grade.  Hav ...

Run & Jump Posted by   Ryan, 8/27/2014 02:30:40 PM | Add a Comment

Locke Is An Existential Miniature Posted by   Ryan, 8/26/2014 02:45:30 PM | Add a Comment

Staff Picks: Music»RSS

Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog

The Sound of Summer

Yes, summer is on the short end of its calendar life and soon the leaves will be falling and I'll want to listen to more brooding, pensive music. But for now, the sweet, melodic, and laidback sounds of Bossa Nova fit perfectly with the time spent in the hot sun and strolling along the lake's meandering surf. For thos ...

Summer Anthems Posted by   Ryan, 8/8/2014 09:48:39 AM | Add a Comment

Jenny Lewis Posted by   Ryan, 8/7/2014 02:53:22 PM | Add a Comment

From the Director»RSS

Library news and happenings

Homework Resources

As usual, summer has gone fast and it is back to school.  Although homework may not be assigned immediately, it will be soon. KPL subscribes to more than 70 databases , many with a homework help perspective for students at all grade levels, including college. They cover an amazing variety of topics and ...

Ebooks @ the Library Posted by   Ann, 8/15/2014 03:16:43 PM | Add a Comment

Test Prep / Career Help Posted by   Ann, 8/5/2014 02:24:46 PM | Add a Comment

@ Your Library»RSS

Recent library events, news and more

Healthy Living Workshops @ your library

Beginning in early September, the library will join forces with the Kalamazoo Area Agency on Aging to offer two healthy living workshops that may be of interest to you or someone you know. The first is Personal Action Toward Health (PATH), a 6-week workshop designed to help adults learn techniques and strategies f ...

Storyteller Chris Fascione at Oshtemo Library Posted by   Angela, 7/18/2014 03:13:17 PM | Add a Comment

DIY with the Kids Posted by   Bill, 7/3/2014 04:22:08 PM | Add a Comment

Weekly Specials, News & More»RSS

September Bag-of-Books Sale(1)

I love having things to look forward to. The anticipation of something that I think will be fun or rewarding makes me happy. Here are two things that are coming up soon that I’m looking forward to. First, Labor Day, which translates into a three day weekend and that makes me very happy! Second, the September Bag-of-B ...

Bookstore News August 20 - 13 Posted by   Carol, 8/20/2014 09:24:16 AM | Add a Comment

Bookstore News August 13 - 16 Posted by   Carol, 8/12/2014 04:28:42 PM | Add a Comment

Local History and Genealogy»RSS

Local History and Genealogy

An Idyllic Summer Day

It’s been a while since we posted an unidentified photo so this one has a bonus – an extra related photo. Both feature what appears to be at least three generations of a family posed in front of a house. One is taken from a distance, making the house fully visible. The house is brick and it is clearly in a rural set ...

Michigan’s Historic Lighthouses Posted by   Keith, 5/16/2014 12:00:18 PM | Add a Comment

Images of the Civil War Posted by   Beth, 3/20/2014 03:09:28 PM | Add a Comment


Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence

Work in progress

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon an idea that keeps popping into my head again and again. I’m reading an article and ( pop! ) there it is. I’m discussing a fundraising concern and ( pop! ). I’m leading a workshop and ( pop! ) then ( pop! ) and ( pop! ) again. It’s this: Stewardship is greater than Achieve ...

ONEplace in Focus Posted by   Thom, 8/27/2014 02:53:52 PM | Add a Comment

Just ONEthing - Sept 2014 Posted by   Thom, 8/27/2014 02:51:49 PM | Add a Comment