KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
A Smart Girl ’ s Guide to Knowing What to Say by Patti Kelley Criswell offers VERY good suggestions for making small talk, introducing yourself, and dealing with a host of difficult situations. This is a great book, geared toward upper-elementary kids and teens, but actually good for all ages – even adults.
Posted by Kristen, 4/23/2015 01:49:51 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
For fans of the Scottish musical group Belle and Sebastian , it will come as no surprise that the recently released musical God Help the Girl is a film that mirrors the vision, style and conceptual interests of the band’s singer Stuart Murdoch. Murdoch wrote the music and the script as well as directing this charm ...
Posted by Ryan, 4/23/2015 03:38:19 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Inspired by seeing Neutral Milk Hotel , one of the most important underground bands of the late 1990's last night at the State Theater, I thought I would highlight other groups included in our music collection that could reasonably be considered classic alternative/college rock. Here's a sampling:
Elliott Smith ...
Posted by Ryan, 4/24/2015 10:43:56 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 had a great turnout for our February 24, 2015 Urban
Fiction book discussion at the Alma Powell Branch . The book Reverend Hype was written and self-published
by local author Deacon Raymond Ryan. After talking about the motivation
behind writing this fictional story Deacon Ryan lead a spirited discussion. Th ...
Posted by Judi, 2/28/2015 02:54:04 PM | Add a Comment
In the last couple of weeks we've "weeded" our hard cover fiction and mystery books. That means we've removed all the books that have been on the shelf for the last couple of months and replaced them with new (well different) selections. Fiction and mystery readers come on down and see what's new!
We decid ...
Posted by Carol, 4/14/2015 04:05:59 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
Not long ago, we received a donation of a photo depicting children and a few adults, presumably taken in front of a school. The donor thought that it was Vine Street School and from the early 1950s. Unfortunately, the building in the photo did not look like any images we have of Vine Street School, or any other Kalama ...
Posted by Beth, 4/2/2015 12:46:47 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
The Kalamazoo Nonprofit Advocacy Institute is a beginning-level program for organizations that are ready to engage in advocacy but need the skills to do so. It is designed to enhance your nonprofit’s capacity to impact public policy at the local, state and federal levels. Michigan Nonprofit Association has contract ...
Posted by Thom, 4/23/2015 09:16:00 AM | Add a Comment