Staff Picks: Books

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL catalog.

Free Mediation Clinic

The law library is partnering with trained mediators from Dispute Resolution Services to provide a free clinic, designed to give patrons helpful information about how to resolve civil disputes and non-court conflicts. What is mediation?

Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process to help people resolve conflicts. Trained mediators do not take sides, but make sure everyone has a chance to talk. If those involved are able to resolve their conflict, the mediator then helps them to create a written agreement. Examples of conflict include:

  • I moved and left my apartment in good shape, but the landlord won’t return my security deposit.
  • My neighbor parks his car in our shared driveway and blocks my garage.
  • I bought new tires, but one won’t hold air. The store won’t honor the warranty and replace it.
  • My ex-spouse put our child in a different school without telling me.

Call 553-7920 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


Mediate, don't litigate

Go Guides!

Here’s a plug for the topic guides on the new KPL website. During my first post-launch visit to the site, I found that the highlighted topic guide was “Parenting.” I took a look and realized that the guide will be useful for a local committee I’m serving on.

Today I distributed copies of the Parenting guide to the group.  They were impressed to see such a variety of resources gathered together… …KPL catalog headings and website topics, books recommended by staffdatabasesnewspapers and magazinescommunity resources and websites.

The committee includes some early childhood development experts and educators, and they offered some suggestions for additional resources we could add. I’m glad the new website will be interactive so users of the topic guides can help us make them even better!


mother reading while child jumps on bed
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