KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
If you have enjoyed Peter Heller ’s previous two novels The Dog Stars and The Painter , you will certainly enjoy his latest effort Celine . Celine is very different from either of those first two novels, and requires a bit of a leap of faith to wrap your head around the storyline and the character of Celine ...
Posted by Michael, 5/26/2017 11:46:32 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Federico Fellini’s most well-known masterwork continues to stand-up as a trailblazing film that introduced viewers in 1963 to a poetic, self-conscious form of storytelling that mixes fiction, memoir and dreamy surrealism together as a prophetic statement about the nature of celebrity, the mass media and the pressure ...
Posted by Ryan, 5/26/2017 09:38:16 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Remember when Elton John played his hit song Crocodile Rock on the Muppet Show? ...
Posted by Ryan, 5/23/2017 02:29:03 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
Annual Summer Bag-of-Books Sale Saturday, June 3, 2017 9 am - 3:30 pm Central Library, Rear Parking Lot (corner of Rose and Lovell) Don’t miss our annual Summer Bag-of-Books Sale in the parking lot next to Central Library. Choose from more than 10,000 books at just $2.00 a bag or 10¢ a book; fiction, mystery, romanc ...
Posted by Carol, 5/25/2017 10:07:47 AM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
We are coming up on my favorite time of the year – historic tour season! Beginning in a few short weeks, we will have the opportunity to travel back in time and imagine what it was like when the homes in Kalamazoo’s historic neighborhoods were new and almost all the city’s businesses were located in the bustling downt ...
Posted by Beth, 4/29/2017 11:48:39 AM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
At ONEplace, we address many topics and concerns relevant to nonprofit staff, boards, and volunteers. As I scan the myriad of areas familiar to us (e.g., fundraising, marketing, governance), I often wonder what key skills undergird them all. After months of musing on the matter, I’ve identified at least one that fuel ...
Posted by Thom, 5/25/2017 01:34:33 PM | Add a Comment