KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
As any collector of ephemeral objects knows, there comes a point when what started out as mere passing interest becomes a crippling, overwhelming obsession. While I've collected music on LPs, 45s, cassettes and CDs for over 30 years, and I know the feeling that comes with tracking down that ultra-rare copy of some long ...
Posted by Stewart, 10/2/2015 05:07:47 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Merchant Ivory Productions (director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant) was a leading force in the popularizing of period dramas, often centered around British characters and typically adapted from canonized, literature (Henry James, E.M. Forster, Edward Albee, Kazuo Ishiguro e.g.) during the late 1980's and ear ...
Posted by Ryan, 10/2/2015 10:08:00 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
One of my favorite things is a good musical and when I was a kid, I was obsessed with Disney's, movie musical,  Newsies. I mean, I knew every. single. word. This past weekend, I finally saw the broadway version and it was lovely, despite some totally improbable plot twists. Of course, I came right back to th ...
Posted by Andrea, 9/30/2015 06:00:53 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 are very pleased to announce our current exhibit in the
Barnabee Gallery loaned to us by Diane Washington. Diane is an artist from
Grand Rapids. She paints African scenery and ethnic motif in acrylics.
Come by and visit the Alma Powell Branch to view this great
Posted by Judi, 8/30/2015 03:41:33 PM | Add a Comment
Announcing the -
Fall Book Sale
Saturday, October 3, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mark your calendar – Watch for more information
This Week in the Bookstore -
Lots of Bargains:
• Select hardcover fiction 50¢ each or 4 for $1
• Select Gardening and Cooking - 50¢ each
Posted by Carol, 9/23/2015 12:17:19 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
Those of us who enjoy genealogical research know that it is often a complicated business. That is very likely what we love about it. We’re always looking for a little more information to lead us back another generation or to explain something that happened in our family long before we were born, and we don’t mind diggi ...
Posted by Beth, 9/30/2015 03:50:13 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
We all know KISS – Keep It Simple Sweetie. The admonition gets tossed around from time to time, especially when someone (self or other) gets mired in operational complexities or lost in multiple scenarios. So why is keeping it simple so important and effective?
KISS allows people to bring order to their own part ...
Posted by Thom, 10/2/2015 09:44:35 AM | Add a Comment