KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
The Most Perfect Snowman , written and delightfully illustrated by Chris Britt, is about a simple,lonely snowman named Drift, who has arms made out of sticks and a nose and mouth made of coal.
He dreams of wearing some splendid items of clothing like a hat, scarf, mittens and of possessing a pointed carrot nose. ...
Posted by Teresa, 1/18/2017 04:28:38 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
One of the most original films to come out last year was the story of improvisational comedians navigating the bumpy transition from raw 20-something idealism to pragmatic adulthood—where the stakes become increasingly more serious as one of the members of the troupe is recognized by a famous, late night comedy show. ...
Posted by Ryan, 1/19/2017 04:04:14 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
For those fans of old school country music like Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton, check out and stream the newest record from Margo Price, who is signed to Jack White's label.  Midwest Farmer's Daughter is full of throwback tunes detailing small town woes and romantic laments. ...
Posted by Ryan, 1/17/2017 04:51:00 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 (launch ...
Posted by Bill, 1/16/2017 06:43:33 PM | Add a Comment
The bookstore will be closed this week for inventory management. Donations can still be dropped off at our donation site next to the library garage door. Donation hours are 9 - 5 Monday through Saturday. If you have more than 3 boxes please call to make an appointment. 553 - 7820. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2 ...
Posted by Carol, 1/16/2017 01:34:20 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
Our genealogy book collection in the history room is really wonderful, but out of necessity it has always been limited to mainly local resources and those for areas the majority of Kalamazoo settlers came from. For that reason, our U.S. books primarily cover New England and Mid-Atlantic states. Our genealogy database ...
Posted by Beth, 12/30/2016 11:27:19 AM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
Last week I read an article that succinctly
stated what I believe about leader development. I thought, “This is great! I
need to share it on my blog.” Later, writing this blog post, I decided NOT to
share it for the very same reason – it only affirms what I believe. It doesn’t
add anything, challenge me or test m ...
Posted by Thom, 1/9/2017 12:44:00 PM | Add a Comment