KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
When I read the title of this 2015 book I almost went on to something else. That was until I read the subtitle: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering. This book represents an intersection of history and science and would be suitable for anyone with an interest in eithe ...
Posted by David, 5/4/2016 08:08:04 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
10 Great Films on Forbidden Love
Harold and Maude
The New World
The Age of Innocence
Boys Don't Cry
Lars and the Real Girl
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
Posted by Ryan, 5/4/2016 03:45:40 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Trumpeter Avishai Cohen's newest album Into the Silence registers back and forth from soulful lyricism to a buoyant, vivacious sound tinged with the energy of improvisation. I love the variety on this ECM-released long player. It embodies the sound of jazz today, a kind of broad, genre-less landscape of eclecticism ...
Posted by Ryan, 5/4/2016 01:05:24 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
Your library's picture book collections are now organized into Picture Book Neighborhoods. If you're looking for books about cars, trucks, boats, etc, you'll find them all together in the Things that Go neighborhood with a red spine label. Books with yellow spine labels are Concept books. They're all about letters, ...
Posted by Bill, 2/19/2016 12:44:23 PM | Add a Comment
Join the Friends – Become a Member  Our fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31. It's a perfect time to join.
Joining Friends says to everyone that you care about your library and value its resources. Each new member makes us stronger. Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting our mission. ...
Posted by Carol, 4/5/2016 11:17:36 AM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
Plat books are a wonderful way to learn about the history of a piece of property. They are published for each county, and in them you can see townships divided into parcels and labeled with the property owner’s name. In the history room we have the most recent plat books for most of the counties in Michigan, and all ...
Posted by Beth, 5/3/2016 03:00:55 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
This month Lolita had a great conversation with Lanna Lewis, a Community Investment Officer at Kalamazoo Community Foundation. Lanna discussed what she gained from her five years working at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, the millennial myth she totally disagrees with, and how she uses creativity in he ...
Posted by Lolita, 4/26/2016 11:02:57 AM | Add a Comment