KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
Carly Simon came along at a formative time of my life and I always enjoyed singing along with her...in that low range that always felt so comfortable in my own voice. Whenever I hear any of the songs from her Boys in the Trees album,  I am immediately taken back to a time of innocence and wonder. Her new memoir h ...
Posted by Karen, 11/24/2015 02:47:51 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Paper Towns is another film based on popular teen literature writer John Green’s novel of the same title. Part mystery, part coming of age road trip movie, Paper Towns shares in the cookie-cutter industry tropes (please, no more voice over narration!) found in other like-minded young adult dramas (see: The Fault in ...
Posted by Ryan, 11/27/2015 09:45:12 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Here are some tracks over the course of the year that have been some of my favorites.
Beach House--Space Song
Father John Misty--Cahteau Lobby #4(in G for two virgins)
Courtney Barnett--Pedestrian at Best
Vance Joy--Great Summer
Posted by Ryan, 11/27/2015 12:58:04 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
A book is the gift that is opened again and again. On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the Friends Bookstore is the place to find many books that will make wonderful gifts. The Annual Gift Book Sale features gift-quality, like-new books at a fraction of retail prices. The large and diverse selection includes: art ...
Posted by Carol, 11/24/2015 02:37:34 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
History can be viewed in so many different ways - it’s not all about big events and famous people. In fact, some of my favorite history books look at the past through everyday items and activities. We’ve recently received two books that do just that. The first is Midwest Sweet Baking History: Delectable Classics Arou ...
Posted by Beth, 11/24/2015 03:44:19 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
As we approach Thanksgiving, I want to pause, be grateful, and affirm all the times I’ve said, “No.”
I realize that “no” is not often considered an affirmative statement. As kind and generous folks, we usually want to say “yes” when asked to help or assist in any way. Indeed, “yes” seems to leap from our mouths ...
Posted by Thom, 11/23/2015 09:05:39 AM | Add a Comment