Staff Picks

KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.

Staff Picks: Books»RSS

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog

American Romantic

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 ...

Don't Write In Library Books Posted by   Steve, 1/21/2015 04:28:14 PM | Add a Comment

The Big Blue Thing on the Hill Posted by   Nancy, 1/19/2015 12:45:12 PM | Add a Comment

Staff Picks: Movies»RSS

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog

The French Gangster Film

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 ...

Everything Is Oscar Posted by   Dan, 1/16/2015 11:48:54 AM | Add a Comment

The Journey of Boyhood Posted by   Ryan, 1/15/2015 02:37:37 PM | Add a Comment

Staff Picks: Music»RSS

Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog

Two Johns

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 ...

Black Messiah Posted by   Angela, 1/7/2015 09:25:25 AM | Add a Comment

Bargains in the Basement: Live and Local Posted by   Keith, 12/19/2014 02:01:51 PM | Add a Comment

From the Director»RSS

Library news and happenings

Interesting Info About Reading

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 ...

Looking Back at 2014 - Part 2 Posted by   Ann, 1/6/2015 01:31:11 PM | Add a Comment

Looking Back at 2014 Posted by   Ann, 12/29/2014 08:43:59 AM | Add a Comment

@ Your Library»RSS

Recent library events, news and more

Only 10 Days Left to Submit Films for the 2015 Teen Filmmaker Festival!

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 ...

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

Lots To Do at the Library! Posted by   Bill, 12/19/2014 05:40:54 PM | Add a Comment

Friends News, Weekly Specials & More»RSS

Bookstore News January 21 - 24

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 : Fiction ...

Bookstore News January 14 - 17 Posted by   Carol, 1/13/2015 02:03:55 PM | Add a Comment

Friday 1/9/15 Closed Posted by   Carol, 1/9/2015 11:20:11 AM | Add a Comment

Local History and Genealogy»RSS

Local History and Genealogy

Your Genealogy Place

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 ...

Second Chance for Programs Posted by   Beth, 10/30/2014 12:44:20 PM | Add a Comment

An Idyllic Summer Day Posted by   Beth, 8/15/2014 01:54:51 PM | Add a Comment


Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence

Didn't see that coming

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. Everyone ...

Let your efforts be known Posted by   Thom, 1/12/2015 08:18:06 AM | Add a Comment

Management Track gains traction Posted by   Thom, 1/7/2015 11:23:54 AM | Add a Comment