KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
As I was reading a review of this book the subtitle caught my attention: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live.  The subject being discussed struck me as being quite horrible, yet I felt a compulsion to take a look and see what the repulsiveness was all ...
Posted by David, 3/8/2019 03:32:01 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Two estranged Icelandic brothers (Gummi and Kiddi) who refuse to speak with one another (a Border Collie delivers the rare correspondence when necessary), but who live next door to one another, and who both raise award-winning sheep as part of their livelihood, desperately react to government intervention when a lethal ...
Posted by Ryan, 3/15/2019 10:09:55 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
If you were to check out only one title in our jazz collection, let it be the extensive and thorough compilation 100 Best Jazz Tunes of the 1950's . For many, including myself, the 1950's was the premiere decade for jazz. The sound's legendary voices and instrumentalists from the 30's and 40's like Billie Holiday, C ...
Posted by Ryan, 3/5/2019 09:41:33 AM | 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
If screen time feels like the enemy in your parenting world, you might like the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Media Time Calculator . This easy-to-use online calculator prompts the user to select a child’s age so that it displays recommended sleep and exercise times. For example, if you select the 6 to 12 year old a ...
Posted by Bill, 9/18/2018 10:11:39 AM | Add a Comment
Mark your calendars! Our next Bag-of-Books Sale is Saturday, January 26 . It will be on the third floor of Central Library. It starts at 9:00 and we wrap it up at 3:30. This sale is CASH or CHECK only. The selection will be great! Fill a grocery size bag for only $3.00 or pay just 20 cents a book. Please bring your ...
Posted by Carol, 1/7/2019 11:08:20 AM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
Local history staff and frequent users of the collection all have their favorite KPL resources, but near the top of everyone’s list is the 36 volume Meader Historical Directory . Compiled in the 1930s and 40s by Robert Meader, the directory contains photos and biographical essays of hundreds of Kalamazoo residents fro ...
Posted by Beth, 12/4/2018 03:01:21 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
In 2016, ONEplace hired WMU's Evaluation Center to help us measure the impact of our work. Today, we are excited to release the results of that evaluation.
You can find the full evaluation here.
You can find a summary infograph page here.
Consider this first release of the reports as only the ...
Posted by Matthew, 3/21/2019 07:42:09 AM | Add a Comment