KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
Don't Squish the Sasquatch is my go to choice right now to read aloud with kids of all ages.  While boarding an empty bus, Señor Sasquatch lets the driver know that he hopes it doesn't get too crowded because he does not like to get squished.  But what else could happen when the bus goes on to pick up Mi ...
Posted by Steve, 3/24/2017 01:47:00 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Four months into the year and I’ve already jotted down a few titles that will assuredly end up on my year-end ‘best of’ list. As Hollywood continues to recycle the same, generic stories and blockbuster vacuity that’s been their bread and butter for some time, me and millions of others have been turning toward high-qual ...
Posted by Ryan, 3/27/2017 12:06:11 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Over at Billboard , you can check out their 25 best selling jazz albums, many of which can be streamed/downloaded at Hoopla or Freegal. See what's hot and trendy. Here's a couple:
Norah Jones, Day Break
Pink Martini, Je Dis Oui
Gregory Porter, Take Me to the Alley
Tony Bennett, Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 ...
Posted by Ryan, 3/28/2017 02:07:45 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
Brainspace is a new addition to KPL's magazines for children 8 to 14 (or so). Brainspace is a all about interactivity with a variety of topics. There are articles and activities on a variety of topics, including one about NASA's OSIRIS-REx, the first spacecraft ever to travel to an asteroid to collect samples (launc ...
Posted by Bill, 1/16/2017 06:43:33 PM | Add a Comment
Audio books are in the spotlight in the bookstore this week. In addition to the bookcase that is usually filled with books on CDs we have 3 extra carts full of fiction, nonfiction and children's audio books - all priced at one or two dollars each. If you're a fan of documentaries you'll want to check out our cart fi ...
Posted by Carol, 3/21/2017 03:40:42 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
It’s always fun and exciting to get new books in the history room, and each one is interesting in its own way. However, some books really jump out at you and can make almost everyone want to open the cover and start looking through. Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America by Amy L. Arnold and Brian D. Conway i ...
Posted by Beth, 2/28/2017 03:56:41 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
The recent federal budget proposal forms the tip of an iceberg in a sea of change that has many nonprofit leaders wondering about their organization’s future. Uncertainty fills the air. With few consistent markers,
What is an organization to do?
We’ve seen uncertain times before. As we struggle with these e ...
Posted by Thom, 3/22/2017 10:43:17 AM | Add a Comment