Staff Picks

KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.

Staff Picks: Books»RSS

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog

Click, Clack, Peep!

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’ ...


Breathe Posted by   Sue, 5/21/2015 04:39:16 PM | Add a Comment


Why Women are Better than Men Posted by   Matt, 5/20/2015 04:29:30 PM | Add a Comment


Staff Picks: Movies»RSS

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog

1001 Movies You Must See...

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 ...


Watership Down Posted by   Ryan, 5/21/2015 04:14:47 PM | Add a Comment


The Arts Posted by   Ryan, 5/12/2015 02:57:54 PM | Add a Comment


Staff Picks: Music»RSS

Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog

The Bark of Dr. Dog

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 ...


Too Much Karaoke Posted by   Ryan, 5/5/2015 04:24:03 PM | Add a Comment


The 90's Are Back! Posted by   Ryan, 4/24/2015 10:43:56 AM | Add a Comment


From the Director»RSS

Library news and happenings

Happy National Library Week to You!

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 ...


Library Shout-Out Posted by   Ann, 2/9/2015 09:26:11 AM | Add a Comment


Michigan Notable Books 2015 Posted by   Ann, 2/4/2015 08:11:09 AM | Add a Comment


@ Your Library»RSS

Recent library events, news and more

Reverend Hype: The Urban Fiction Book Discussion

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 ...


Only 10 Days Left to Submit Films for the 2015 Teen Filmmaker Festival! Posted by   Stewart, 1/7/2015 02:58:19 PM | Add a Comment


ONEplace@kpl brings Mindfulness to the Workplace Posted by   Judi, 12/20/2014 02:32:35 PM | Add a Comment


Friends News, Weekly Specials & More»RSS

Summer Bag-of-Books Sale 6/6/15

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 ...


Bookstore News May 20 - 23 Posted by   Carol, 5/19/2015 04:11:31 PM | Add a Comment


Bookstore News May 13 - 16 Posted by   Carol, 5/13/2015 10:59:22 AM | Add a Comment


Local History and Genealogy»RSS

Local History and Genealogy

Neighborhood Focus – Westnedge Hill

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. On ...


Do You Recognize This Photo? Posted by   Beth, 4/2/2015 12:46:47 PM | Add a Comment - 1 Comments


The New HeritageQuest Posted by   Beth, 3/5/2015 04:09:32 PM | Add a Comment


ONEplace»RSS

Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence

KHRMA Day of Service

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 ...


Resolve That Workplace Conflict (Yes, You!) Posted by   Lolita, 5/15/2015 02:28:34 PM | Add a Comment


Between reality and illusion Posted by   Thom, 5/11/2015 08:36:17 AM | Add a Comment - 9 Comments