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Staff Picks: Books»RSS

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog

The Georgia Peach is not so bruised.

 Many baseball fans have reluctantly considered Ty Cobb one of the greatest baseball players ever. I write “reluctantly” because he has been also thought of as a one of the most mean-spirited, violent, cruel and racist individuals to ever play the game. Author Charles Leerhsen set out on a monumental task of exam ...

Of Whispers and Promises Posted by   Teresa, 7/5/2015 10:08:09 PM | Add a Comment

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place Posted by   Mikki, 7/1/2015 09:38:45 AM | 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

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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


Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence

One nation, indivisible

Emerging from this July Fourth weekend, one phrase sticks with me. “One nation, indivisible” We say it in the Pledge of Allegiance as both an aspiration and recognition that, once the debate is done, the votes are tallied, and the commitments are made, we act as one. On the world stage, there is only one US ...

In the moment Posted by   Thom, 6/29/2015 09:51:57 AM | Add a Comment - 2 Comments

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