KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
I have liked all of the many books by Ward Just I have read. His most recent, American Romantic , centers on Harry Sanders, who grew up in a family of Connecticut liberals and is now a promising young foreign service officer in Vietnam just before troops arrive en masse.
Henry is asked to undertake a not-quit ...
Posted by Ann, 1/22/2015 10:02:41 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Writer, actor and filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich once said that it was always the French who told us what was great about American filmmaking, in essence, that the French tended to be more enthusiastic about particular films and filmmakers that were under-appreciated by American audiences and Hollywood studios (examples ...
Posted by Ryan, 1/23/2015 04:27:20 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Two of the hardest working contemporary composers are named John Luther. There’s the Pulitzer Prize winning John Coolidge Luther whose saxophone concerto City Noir has found its way on many year-end lists. You can check out much of his previous work, often characterized as part of the minimalist tradition, throu ...
Posted by Ryan, 1/8/2015 02:42:56 PM | Add a Comment
Library news and happenings
I caught up with some professional journals over the holidays and am just sharing a few interesting items I read:
January 24 has been designated National Readathon Day . The idea is to read from noon to 4 PM that day to celebrate literacy and raise funds for a program that provides books to underserved communi ...
Posted by Ann, 1/19/2015 09:20:00 AM | Add a Comment
Recent library events, news and more
Attention, Teen filmmakers! If you're planning to submit a film to the 12th annual Teen Filmmaker Festival , don't forget that all submitted films are due January 17th. That's only 10 days from now, so don't wait! Put the finishing touches on that masterpiece and send it to the Teen Services department ASAP. For more ...
Posted by Stewart, 1/7/2015 02:58:19 PM | Add a Comment
Mark your calendars for our next Bag-of-Books Sale coming on Saturday, January 31. As usual, books are 10 cents each or you can fill up a grocery-size bag and pay only $2.00. Please feel free to bring your own sturdy bags. We will have grocery bags for those who need them. The selection will include :
Posted by Carol, 1/20/2015 04:04:08 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
With the holidays behind us, it’s time to get serious about your genealogy research, and the local history room is full of resources to help you do just that! Whether you’re just getting started, or have been at it for years, you can certainly benefit from a trip to the history room. You can’t find a better place to ...
Posted by Beth, 1/2/2015 02:49:22 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
It’s not uncommon to be surprised by people and events. When you least expect it, a situation arises, a problem occurs, or a discussion ensues that throws you for a loop. It’s not something you’ve ever dealt with before, and you’re not sure what to make of it…what to do about it.
You’re not alone.
Posted by Thom, 1/16/2015 04:15:51 PM | Add a Comment