Staff Picks

KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.

Staff Picks: Books»RSS

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

  This is sort of a fun read for those who may be looking for a bit of a darker read but aren’t really ready for something scary.   The head mistress of a ladies’ finishing school and her brother are poisoned and rather than report the crime to the local police the seven students decide to hide it in a ...


5 ingredients 15 minutes: 125 speedy recipes Posted by   Nancy, 6/30/2015 02:41:25 PM | Add a Comment


How Dark were the Dark Ages Posted by   Matt, 6/30/2015 02:26:41 PM | Add a Comment


Staff Picks: Movies»RSS

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog

An Iranian Masterpiece

Close-Up is a masterpiece of both poetry and philosophy. Movies like this don’t come around but a couple of times a decade and when this 1990 film was released in the West to much acclaim, it made its Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, an international star. It’s a tremendously moving film that mixes together fictio ...


Tootsie Posted by   Ryan, 7/1/2015 01:44:26 PM | Add a Comment


Love Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry for Eating the Cat Posted by   Dan, 6/30/2015 09:38:53 AM | Add a Comment


Staff Picks: Music»RSS

Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog

Tallest Man On Earth

Honestly, I’m a bit exhausted with the saturated landscape of sensitive singer songwriters who wear their earnest blues and sorrows on their cowboy shirt sleeve. Most are decent if not completely unspectacular at crafting sometimes catchy tunes but whom nevertheless fail to breathe any kind of new life into the tired f ...


Nina Simone Posted by   Ryan, 6/26/2015 09:52:23 AM | Add a Comment


Rainy Day Music from Ireland Posted by   Ryan, 6/25/2015 01:33:00 PM | 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

Bookstore News July 3 and 4

Only 6 months until Christmas - get an early start on your Christmas craft projects and planning. We have a cart full of great Christmas craft books, cookbooks, and stories. We will be closed on Friday and Saturday, as will the library, to celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday. ...


Bookstore News June 24 - 27 Posted by   Carol, 6/24/2015 09:48:02 AM | Add a Comment


Bookstore News June 17 - 20 Posted by   Carol, 6/16/2015 01:22:50 PM | 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

In the moment

In last week’s NEWSletter article I mentioned being on retreat with several of our nonprofit colleagues. We gathered Wednesday evening and worked together through Friday noon, pilot testing a service we’re considering for ONEplace. While I’m still pulling together all that I learned, I can tell you this: It wa ...


The power of coffee Posted by   Thom, 6/23/2015 01:38:28 PM | Add a Comment - 1 Comments


Courage to Lead Posted by   Thom, 6/23/2015 01:36:52 PM | Add a Comment - 2 Comments