Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
Children’s author/illustrator Todd Parr will be the guest speaker at the 37th Mary Calletto Rife Youth Literature Seminar this year. Parr is the author of many wonderful children’s titles; his whimsical artwork is distinctive, and always makes me smile. His books have positive, reassuring messages about diver ...
Posted by Nancy, 10/15/2014 11:42:30 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Need for Speed the movie is based on the video game. Usually you see a video game developed due to the popularity of the movie. As the title suggests there are a lot of fancy expensive very fast cars racing each other and the law. Many car crashes with explosions. Part of the movie was getting from the East coast to ...
Posted by Gary, 10/24/2014 04:02:08 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Give it a decade-- “where you were you the first time you heard LP1 ?” will be a standard question for music enthusiasts everywhere. Singer-producer FKA twigs’ first studio release is not just a well-executed debut; in the vein of Black Star who released one sole record ( Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star ), t ...
Posted by Lolita, 10/21/2014 09:17:36 AM | Add a Comment
Library news and happenings
This week, October 19 – 25 is National Friends of Libraries Week .
KPL is pleased to celebrate our good friends, the Friends of KPL . They are major contributors to our library’s success through their community advocacy for the library and their donation of about $50,000 annually to enhance our programs and ...
Posted by Ann, 10/20/2014 11:42:18 AM | Add a Comment
Recent library events, news and more
Maybe you've heard about Derek Jeter's new book The Contract . It begins with a young Derek Jeter sitting in his third grade classroom in Kalamazoo and dreaming about baseball - sliding into home base to win the World Series. Derek Jeter always knew that he wanted to play baseball. Shortstop. For the New York Yankee ...
Posted by Bill, 10/21/2014 03:45:09 PM | Add a Comment
Friends of KPL is joining WMU and downtown Kalamazoo in celebrating Spirit Week, the lead up to WMU’s Homecoming weekend, October 24 – 26. To honor Western and to celebrate Spirit Week all college students (from any college) with college IDs will receive 10% off their entire purchase. Remember to identify yourself as a ...
Posted by Carol, 10/21/2014 04:08:31 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
It’s been a while since we posted an unidentified photo so this one has a bonus – an extra related photo. Both feature what appears to be at least three generations of a family posed in front of a house. One is taken from a distance, making the house fully visible. The house is brick and it is clearly in a rural set ...
Posted by Beth, 8/15/2014 01:54:51 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
Sometimes the first step is recognizing that there is a first step.
At work, at home, and elsewhere, there are times when I find myself at odds with the situation before me. I’m stuck…befuddled. When I don’t know where to turn, I find that there is one thing that will turn me back around.
Posted by Thom, 10/25/2014 06:45:03 AM | Add a Comment