KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
Here’s something you might not expect … Keith Richards (yes, that Keith Richards of Rolling Stones fame) is now a children’s book author Books about Richards and his famous little rock & roll band would certainly fill a modest library, ...
Posted by Keith, 11/19/2014 11:55:48 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
In 1992 I had the good fortune to have seen the punk band Bikini Kill play at a small club in Chicago. They blew me away with their loud, raw and unfiltered brand of punk rock feminism. Looking back now, I can see how necessary they were at that particular moment, that their commitment to empowering women within th ...
Posted by Ryan, 11/20/2014 03:02:29 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
The new British male/female duo Slow Club effectively weave together expressive crooning with catchy melodies and dance-friendly grooves with their third album Complete Surrender . From beautiful ballads to romping Motown-rooted soul, fans of bands like Beach House, Wye Oak, The Supremes, Low, Amy Winehouse, and S ...
Posted by Ryan, 11/21/2014 02:55:28 PM | Add a Comment
Library news and happenings
What a night for the 14th annual Great Grown-up Spelling Bee! THANK YOU to all the KPL staff who had a part in making this another successful year of raising serious money to buy books for kids through Ready to Read . It was fun. I can’t begin to name everyone who had a part before, at, after the event B ...
Posted by Ann, 11/20/2014 12:10:58 PM | Add a Comment
Recent library events, news and more
Maybe you've heard about Derek Jeter's new book The Contract . It begins with a young Derek Jeter sitting in his third grade classroom in Kalamazoo and dreaming about baseball - sliding into home base to win the World Series. Derek Jeter always knew that he wanted to play baseball. Shortstop. For the New York Yanke ...
Posted by Bill, 10/21/2014 03:45:09 PM | Add a Comment
Well if this weather is an indication of the winter ahead, you really should make some time to come down to the bookstore and stock up on books. You know all the things we are advised to have on hand in case of an emergency, like candles, flashlights and food that doesn't need to be cooked? Add books to that list ...
Posted by Carol, 11/19/2014 10:58:34 AM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
If you read our Link newsletter or peruse the website from time to time, you probably know that KPL has hosted many wonderful local history programs in recent years. We’ve covered topics related to architecture , neighborhoods , women’s history , shipwrecks , and even the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair . All the l ...
Posted by Beth, 10/30/2014 12:44:20 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
Most of us wouldn't call the holiday season relaxing, especially
for nonprofits with year-end campaigns to run. One way I divert some of the
anxiety that goes along with hectic year-end events is by setting a small, yet
achievable goal with a December 31 deadline. There is something distinctly
satisfying about bri ...
Posted by Lolita, 11/21/2014 09:51:46 AM | Add a Comment