KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
As all of the farm watches an egg – they hear nothing. Then a CRACK! Each animal answers ….crack /moo? Crack/baa? And so on until out pops a baby duck.
Baby duck laughs, waddles, and plays all the while peep, peep peeping. The animals yawn, peep. The chickens sing a lullaby, more peeping. That baby duck won’ ...
Posted by Nancy, 5/22/2015 11:34:46 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
We own a comprehensive reference book called 1001 Movies You Must See before You Die . I’ve used it on several occasions to select titles for the collection. I am pleased to report that the library owns many of these classic films. I thought I would share a film from each decade, highlighted by the editors of the book ...
Posted by Ryan, 5/22/2015 03:30:46 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Dr. Dog is just a straight up, rock solid group from Philadelphia whose catchy songs are rooted to the 1960’s but that nevertheless embody their time. They’re hardly an adventurous group and critics will point to their refusal to advance their sound but for the casual listener, they have created a respectful discogra ...
Posted by Ryan, 5/13/2015 03:15:05 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
We had a great turnout for our February 24, 2015 Urban
Fiction book discussion at the Alma Powell Branch . The book Reverend Hype was written and self-published
by local author Deacon Raymond Ryan. After talking about the motivation
behind writing this fictional story Deacon Ryan lead a spirited discussion. Th ...
Posted by Judi, 2/28/2015 02:54:04 PM | Add a Comment
The Friends Summer Bag-of-Books Sale will take place on Saturday, June 6 during June Jubilee Weekend in downtown Kalamazoo. It’s our biggest book sale of the year and it takes place during a very exciting, activity-packed weekend that officially kicks off the summer season in Kalamazoo. http://www.junejubilee.com/wee ...
Posted by Carol, 5/20/2015 04:46:35 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
We are celebrating Historic Preservation Month, May, with a series of programs that highlight elements of the Westnedge Hill Neighborhood. We got an early start on April 30 with a fantastic program on Crane Park by Natalie Patchell. But don’t worry if you missed it – we’ll have it on the website soon.
Posted by Beth, 5/1/2015 11:05:29 AM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
The Kalamazoo Human Resource Management Association (KHRMA) in association with ONEplace will be offering assistance to area nonprofits in July for Human Resource related questions.
Members of KHRMA have offered to volunteer a few hours of their time in July to assist with Human Resource projects or issues tha ...
Posted by Thom, 5/22/2015 05:06:51 PM | Add a Comment