Staff Picks

KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.

Staff Picks: Books»RSS

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog

Rising Strong

Self-described researcher-storyteller Brené Brown is well known for her research and writing on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her TED Talk, The Power of Vulnerability , is one of the most viewed. Several of her books, including The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to ...

Little Black Lies Posted by   Nancy, 8/27/2015 11:34:17 AM | Add a Comment

The Fire Next Time Posted by   Caitlin, 8/26/2015 02:03:23 PM | Add a Comment

Staff Picks: Movies»RSS

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog

Great Music in Great Movies

After re-watching the wonderful film The Deep Blue Sea , I did a little digging around to find out the name of the evocative music played throughout the film. British director Terence Davies, whose films prominently feature music to wonderful effect, chose as the emotional centerpiece of this harrowing film about th ...

Teenage Posted by   Ryan, 8/24/2015 10:08:37 AM | Add a Comment

Bottle Rocket Posted by   Ryan, 8/21/2015 10:10:31 AM | Add a Comment

Staff Picks: Music»RSS

Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog

Leon Bridges

If you enjoy the retro sounds of 1960’s soul and rhythm and blues that artists like Alabama Shakes, Raphael Saadiq, Amy Winehouse, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings have kept alive and fresh, check out the debut album by the young singer Leon Bridges , a guy that you can bet has listened to a few Motown and Sam Cooke ...

Stream or Download via Freegal Posted by   Ryan, 8/12/2015 01:08:28 PM | Add a Comment

Favorite Albums of 2015 So Far Posted by   Ryan, 8/7/2015 01:12:55 PM | Add a Comment

From the Director»RSS

Library news and happenings

Happy National Library Week to You!

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 ...

Library Shout-Out Posted by   Ann, 2/9/2015 09:26:11 AM | Add a Comment

Michigan Notable Books 2015 Posted by   Ann, 2/4/2015 08:11:09 AM | Add a Comment

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Recent library events, news and more

A new exhibit in the Barnabee Gallery at Powell

We are very pleased to announce our current exhibit in the Barnabee Gallery loaned to us by Diane Washington. Diane is an artist from Grand Rapids. She paints African scenery and ethnic motif in acrylics.  Come by and visit the Alma Powell Branch to view this great show. ...

Bookworms Posted by   Bill, 7/17/2015 03:46:45 PM | Add a Comment

Reverend Hype: The Urban Fiction Book Discussion Posted by   Judi, 2/28/2015 02:54:04 PM | Add a Comment

Friends News, Weekly Specials & More»RSS

Bookstore News August 26 - 29

"Hot Picks" are books that are in high demand, in other words, popular, best sellers that everyone wants to get their hands on. We have some great Hot Picks in the store this week. For only $3.00 you can take home a book by Jane Smiley, Dennis Lehane or one of the many other best selling authors in our Hot Picks colle ...

Bookstore News August 19 - 22 Posted by   Carol, 8/19/2015 11:24:31 AM | Add a Comment

Bookstore News August 12 - 15 Posted by   Carol, 8/12/2015 04:20:22 PM | Add a Comment

Local History and Genealogy»RSS

Local History and Genealogy

How to Archive Family Photos

You know how grateful you are to that long-departed relative when you come across an old photo album that they had carefully and completely organized, dated and captioned? We all want to be that conscientious when we’re documenting our lives with photos, but it’s so much more complicated now. Digital photos are extrem ...

Neighborhood Focus – Westnedge Hill Posted by   Beth, 5/1/2015 11:05:29 AM | Add a Comment

Do You Recognize This Photo? Posted by   Beth, 4/2/2015 12:46:47 PM | Add a Comment - 1 Comments


Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence

ONEplace Leader Development

 “In the end, we realize that leadership develop is ultimately self-development.” This quote from the Leadership Challenge (now in its 5th edition) names what’s at the core of our leader development efforts. Each of us brings all of who we are to every situation. While some aspects may be on the front bur ...

Just ONEthing - Sept 2015 Posted by   Thom, 8/26/2015 12:42:55 PM | Add a Comment

Coffee with Bob Jorth Posted by   Thom, 8/26/2015 12:40:32 PM | Add a Comment