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Staff Picks: Books»RSS

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog

Who Squeezed the Sasquatch?

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 ...

Rad Women Posted by   Bill, 3/20/2017 04:01:43 PM | Add a Comment

Olivia's Birds Posted by   Angela, 3/17/2017 03:14:35 PM | Add a Comment

Staff Picks: Movies»RSS

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 ...

Being There Posted by   Ryan, 3/23/2017 12:38:17 PM | Add a Comment

Arrival Posted by   Milan, 3/23/2017 11:50:19 AM | Add a Comment

Staff Picks: Music»RSS

Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog

Jazz Albums...what's charting these days?

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 ...

Hoopla Album Spotlight--Different Class Posted by   Ryan, 3/24/2017 03:49:17 PM | Add a Comment

Freegal Arist Spotlight--Lewis Posted by   Ryan, 3/21/2017 02:42:08 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

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Recent library events, news and more

Brainspace Magazine

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 ...

Talk, Read, and Sing! Posted by   Bill, 9/22/2016 10:31:51 AM | Add a Comment

Family Cookbook Posted by   Bill, 7/5/2016 12:24:20 PM | Add a Comment

Friends News, Weekly Specials & More»RSS

Audio Book Sale in the Bookstore March 22 - 25

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 ...

March 15 - 18 CD Extravaganza in the Bookstore Posted by   Carol, 3/15/2017 11:00:35 AM | Add a Comment

CD Sale March 8 - 11 in the Bookstore Posted by   Carol, 3/8/2017 09:28:20 AM | Add a Comment

Local History and Genealogy»RSS

Local History and Genealogy

Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America

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 ...

Mapping Everything Posted by   Beth, 1/31/2017 01:58:54 PM | Add a Comment

Genealogy - State by State Posted by   Beth, 12/30/2016 11:27:19 AM | Add a Comment


Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence

Navigating change

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 ...

How do you get unstuck? Posted by   Thom, 3/15/2017 12:13:20 PM | Add a Comment

Toward successful succession Posted by   Thom, 3/10/2017 10:41:06 AM | Add a Comment