KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
A young mother is found dead, one of her children is missing. DCI Monika Paniatowski has just returned to work after maternity leave. Her nurturing disposition makes her vulnerable and the plight of the children sends her in directions she wouldn’t normally go.
Thicker than Water is another great myster ...
Posted by Judi, 4/29/2016 10:17:11 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
The award-winning, revenge-filled tone poem The Revenant is a magnificently shot film that features sublime cinematography that in scene after scene, generously pays homage to the films of Andrei Tarkovsky. It's also a flaccid story immersed in its endless detailing of unromanticized violence and the kind of brute ...
Posted by Ryan, 5/2/2016 04:02:29 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
The year is almost a third over and the music has been phenomenal! As we enter the warm summer months here are four great CDs that can be played at maximum volume while enjoying the sun. Welcome the Worms by Bleached – One part Go-Go’s, one part punk and one part pure fun this LA based trio’s sophomore release i ...
Posted by Kevin, 4/26/2016 02:53:29 PM | 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
Your library's picture book collections are now organized into Picture Book Neighborhoods. If you're looking for books about cars, trucks, boats, etc, you'll find them all together in the Things that Go neighborhood with a red spine label. Books with yellow spine labels are Concept books. They're all about letters, ...
Posted by Bill, 2/19/2016 12:44:23 PM | Add a Comment
Join the Friends – Become a Member  Our fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31. It's a perfect time to join.
Joining Friends says to everyone that you care about your library and value its resources. Each new member makes us stronger. Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting our mission. ...
Posted by Carol, 4/5/2016 11:17:36 AM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
Local History has recently posted a collection of 1960s to early 1970s class photographs from two extinct Kalamazoo elementary schools; Roosevelt School, built in 1909 and razed in 1988, and Hillcrest Elementary, built in 1926 by the Kalamazoo public schools system and closed in the early 1970s for lack of enrollmen ...
Posted by Tamara, 4/15/2016 11:45:17 AM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
This month Lolita had a great conversation with Lanna Lewis, a Community Investment Officer at Kalamazoo Community Foundation. Lanna discussed what she gained from her five years working at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, the millennial myth she totally disagrees with, and how she uses creativity in he ...
Posted by Lolita, 4/26/2016 11:02:57 AM | Add a Comment