Staff Picks

KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.

Staff Picks: Books»RSS

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog

Appreciating All Animals

Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better is a book written by Tracey Stewart, an animal lover, animal rights advocate and just plain true friend to many species. She is also a convert to vegetarianism, holds a degree in veterinary technology, and happens to be form ...

So Bad It's Good Posted by   Kevin, 2/5/2016 03:04:45 PM | Add a Comment

The Secret Museum Posted by   David, 2/4/2016 08:22:38 PM | Add a Comment

Staff Picks: Movies»RSS

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog

My Favorite Films--B

As part of an ongoing series of 26 of my favorite films... (B) Bulworth Bulworth , released in 1998, remains one of the most piercing political parodies of its era. Lead actor and director Warren Beatty puts in a tour de force performance as a suicidal, liberal politician whose disillusionment with the corrup ...

Tu Dors Nicole Posted by   Ryan, 2/3/2016 05:50:35 PM | Add a Comment

My Favorite Movies: A-Z Posted by   Ryan, 2/2/2016 04:20:18 PM | Add a Comment

Staff Picks: Music»RSS

Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog

Because of Billie

Canadian singer and Juno Award winner Molly Johnson is not the first to tackle the legacy of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday with a collection of reinterpretations but her new album offers listeners an excellent introduction to her warm, agreeable renditions of standards such as God Bless the Child, Stran ...

New View Posted by   Ryan, 1/28/2016 03:54:16 PM | Add a Comment

Anouar Brahem Posted by   Ryan, 1/26/2016 04:26:08 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

@ Your Library»RSS

Recent library events, news and more

Urban Fiction Book Discussion Group @ Powell

On Tuesday November 24, the ladies of the Alma Powell Urban Fiction Book Discussion group had a festive pot luck dinner. This book discussion group has been in existence for several years and is still going strong. If you like Urban Fiction please join the ladies for a lively and fun night of book talk. phot ...

A new exhibit in the Barnabee Gallery at Powell Posted by   Judi, 8/30/2015 03:41:33 PM | Add a Comment

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

Friends News, Weekly Specials & More»RSS

January 8, 2016 - Winter Bag-of-Book Sale News

We're receiving frequent calls from folks wanting to know when our next Bag-of-Books sale will be held. The answer is that we don't currently have a winter sale scheduled. The freight elevator (which we depend on for the sale) is currently undergoing extensive work. We hope we will be able to schedule a sale in Februa ...

Bookstore News December 16 - 19(1) Posted by   Carol, 12/15/2015 04:06:18 PM | Add a Comment

Annual Gift Book Sale Begins November 27 Posted by   Carol, 11/24/2015 02:37:34 PM | Add a Comment

Local History and Genealogy»RSS

Local History and Genealogy

The Archaeology of American Cemeteries and Gravemarkers

At the risk of being accused overly morbid, I’m going to highlight a book about cemeteries for the second time in a year. The last one was The Art of Memory: Historic Cemeteries of Grand Rapids, Michigan a nd I loved it for its amazing photos that captured the beauty and artistry that I enjoy in cemeteries. This ti ...

Midwest Foraging Posted by   Beth, 1/8/2016 11:29:49 AM | Add a Comment

The Taste and Sound of Local History Posted by   Beth, 11/24/2015 03:44:19 PM | Add a Comment


Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence

Developing Resolute-Humble Leaders

I recently heard of an individual who was promoted to a leadership position from within his organization. When the email hit everyone’s inbox, staff spontaneously celebrated with him. The vibrancy of the conversation communicated an esprit de corps felt by all. They knew he deserved it, and they felt good about the ...

Just ONEthing - Feb 2016 Posted by   Thom, 2/3/2016 04:41:50 PM | Add a Comment

Coffee with Don Nitz Posted by   Thom, 2/3/2016 04:39:23 PM | Add a Comment