KPL in the News

Local media items about Kalamazoo Public Library, library related events and services.

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February 27, 2015

Kalamazoo Public Library’s Karen Trout on the Lori Moore Show

KALAMAZOO, MI – Karen Trout was a guest for the second time on the Lori Moore Show, February 27. They talked more about Reading Together and The Living Great Lakes by Jerry Dennis. more...


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February 27, 2015

Between the Lines: Challenging Amazon

Dissatisfaction can lead to positive change. When Michigan nature writer Jerry Dennis became frustrated with online bookseller Amazon over its treatment of authors, he sat down with his wife, graphic designer Gail Dennis, and artist Glenn Wolff, to brainstorm. more...


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February 26, 2015

Reading Together explores how 'The Living Great Lakes' connects all of us

KALAMAZOO, MI -- If you live in Michigan, then you have a connection to the Great Lakes -- even if you don't think you do. It may be one of history or ecology, of economy or leisure, somewhere there is something that links you to one of the greatest natural resources in the world. Those connections is what made "The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas" by Traverse City writer Jerry Dennis" the perfect choice for the Kalamazoo Public Library's 2015 Reading Together program, said librarian Karen Trout.. more...


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February 26, 2015

Winners announced for the 12th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival (Video)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Winners have been announced for Kalamazoo's 12th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival, which was held Sunday at Chenery Auditorium. The prizes, the film titles and the filmmakers are: Best Film, Peoples' Choice: "Persistence vs. Procrastination" by Nathan Ginter; Judges' Choice: "The Wonderful Wish Granting Cell Phone" by Andrew Sokolowski; Best Animation: "The Lonely Goldfish" by Dorian Murphy; Best Music Video: "Broken Headlights" by Heather Rolison; Best Short Film: "White People Meat" by Cruce Grammatico, Best Technical Merit: "GLP Sendoff" by Eric Hyde; Best Cinematic Merit: "Apparition" by Justin Ward; Best Experimental Film: "Projectio Kartoitus T.O." by Thomas Outinen. The film festival received more than 60 entries, from which 25 films were selected for the film festival. Works included drama, action and comedy selections. more...


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February 22, 2015

Teen filmmakers debut on the big screen in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – On Sunday a group of teen filmmakers in Kalamazoo will be making their big screen debut at the 12th annual Teen Filmmaker Festival. More than 60 films were submitted for the event, but only 25 made the cut. Stewart Fritz, who organized the festival, joined us in the studios Sunday morning to talk about the event. more...


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February 22, 2015

Kalamazoo Teen Filmmaker Festival a 'showcase of teen talent'

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Nathan Ginter is 15 years old but he already is a Kalamazoo Teen Filmmaker Festival veteran. Sunday was his third time having films screened at the festival. Winning awards the past two years, Ginter entered three films in 2015. "It's great to have something in the area to celebrate film making," Ginter said. more...


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February 2015

Friends of Books and of the Library

Downtown Kalamazoo has many meeting places — coffee shops, restaurants, brewpubs and Bronson Park to name a few. Tucked in the basement of the Kalamazoo Public Library at 315 S. Rose Street is another gathering spot, one that attracts as specific kind of people. more...


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January 16, 2015

The Wayne Powers Show: Reading Together 2015

Wayne talks with Reading Together Coordinator, Karen Trout about this year’s Reading Together selection, The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas. more...


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January 15, 2015

Take advantage of the thaw in Kalamazoo to get out and about and enjoy these activities

KALAMAZOO, MI — Welcome to another weekend. Hope that you've thawed out a bit from last week and are ready to venture out for some fun. There is Motown, classical music, comedy... For parents, it's sometimes hard to balance the need for a little culture and the responsibility of taking care of your kids. Fontana Chamber Arts has the solution with its Crybaby Concerts, 45-minute concerts that include beautiful music, snacks and a kid-friendly environment that can tolerate a little squirming and fussing from the kids. The next Crybaby Concert is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Oshtemo Branch of the Kalamazoo Public Library... more...


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January 9, 2015

Kalamazoo Public Library’s Karen Trout on the Lori Moore Show

KALAMAZOO, MI – Karen Trout was a guest on the Lori Moore Show on January 9th. They talked about Reading Together and the history of the Kalamazoo Public Library. more...


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January 9, 2015

All Kalamazoo County buildings, courthouse closed today

KALAMAZOO, MI -- All Kalamazoo County buildings, including the courthouses, are closed Friday due to inclement weather. Most Kalamazoo-area schools, including Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College, are also closed. Kalamazoo Public Library's Oshtemo branch is closed all day, while the other branches will open at noon. more...