KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
bell hooks'  Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood  is an odd book. It’s nonfiction but it reads like
a novel. It focuses on hooks’ childhood, but each brief chapter can be
savored as an individual short story. hooks grew up in a home with several
sisters and one brother, but feeling like an outsi ...
Posted by Elyse, 5/25/2016 03:41:12 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
We have a great collection of independent and foreign language films that offer adventurous and open-minded audiences something to chew on. George Washington
Brand Upon the Brain
Eternity and a Day
Posted by Ryan, 5/25/2016 03:31:00 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
The Philly quartet  Nothing perfectly puts 1990’s shoegaze (My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Ride) fuzz inside of a straightforward, no gimmicks framework that echoes the heavy but melodic sounds of Grunge-era groups like Hum and Smashing Pumpkins. Their newest album, Tired of Tomorrow is a warm weather album wi ...
Posted by Ryan, 5/25/2016 02:53:26 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
Summer Reading Challenge is almost here! Signup begins June 1st. Read or listen to books every day and mark each day you read 20 minutes or more. Then come in and let us know when you've read 15 days and get a prize. It's easy and it's fun and, for the first year ever, KPL is offering an online reading challenge, wh ...
Posted by Bill, 5/17/2016 12:14:43 PM | Add a Comment
I hope you’ve marked your calendars for our big Bag-of-Books Sale on June 4. It will be held in the library parking lot from 9 – 3:30. I think it’s the only place in town you can fill up a grocery-size bag full of books for only $2.00! This week in the store all music CDs are only $1.00 per disc. Stock up on some gre ...
Posted by Carol, 5/25/2016 04:31:23 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
Working at the local history desk I am often reminded how wonderful it is to have a large local school yearbook collection . They are certainly among the most popular items in the history room – and is it any wonder? Who doesn’t enjoy looking at their old yearbooks? But the funny thing is, it doesn’t have to be your ...
Posted by Beth, 5/17/2016 04:25:43 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
A recent Pew survey found that almost three quarters of American adults consider themselves lifelong learners. Among that group, 74% say they personal learners, and 63% are professional learners, those pursuing knowledge for career advancement. ONEplace is privileged to serve as an educational resource for professio ...
Posted by Lolita, 5/25/2016 10:02:20 AM | Add a Comment