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Staff Picks: Books»RSS

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog

It’s Okay to Read

Children’s author/illustrator Todd Parr will be the guest speaker at the 37th Mary Calletto Rife Youth Literature Seminar this year. Parr is the author of many wonderful children’s titles; his whimsical artwork is distinctive, and always makes me smile. His books have positive, reassuring messages about diver ...


I Love You Just Enough Posted by   Teresa, 10/13/2014 07:38:47 PM | Add a Comment


Telephone by Mac Barnett Posted by   Andrea, 10/6/2014 03:31:40 PM | Add a Comment


Staff Picks: Movies»RSS

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog

Need for Speed

Need for Speed the movie is based on the video game. Usually you see a video game developed due to the popularity of the movie. As the title suggests there are a lot of fancy expensive very fast cars racing each other and the law. Many car crashes with explosions. Part of the movie was getting from the East coast to ...


A Late Bergman Tour de Force Posted by   Ryan, 10/17/2014 11:09:25 AM | Add a Comment


Rich Hill Posted by   Ryan, 10/15/2014 04:05:55 PM | Add a Comment


Staff Picks: Music»RSS

Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog

FKA twigs - Let's Hear It for the Girl

Give it a decade-- “where you were you the first time you heard LP1 ?” will be a standard question for music enthusiasts everywhere. Singer-producer FKA twigs’ first studio release is not just a well-executed debut; in the vein of Black Star who released one sole record ( Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star ), t ...


I like to mix it up! Posted by   Judi, 10/20/2014 01:06:07 PM | Add a Comment


Ty Segall Posted by   Ryan, 9/30/2014 02:41:48 PM | Add a Comment


From the Director»RSS

Library news and happenings

We Have Good Friends!

This week, October 19 – 25 is National Friends of Libraries Week . KPL is pleased to celebrate our good friends, the Friends of KPL . They are major contributors to our library’s success through their community advocacy for the library and their donation of about $50,000 annually to enhance our programs and ...


142 Years and Going Strong! Posted by   Ann, 10/10/2014 03:41:28 PM | Add a Comment


Library Satisfaction & Use Posted by   Ann, 9/30/2014 03:39:29 PM | Add a Comment


@ Your Library»RSS

Recent library events, news and more

The Contract

Maybe you've heard about Derek Jeter's new book The Contract . It begins with a young Derek Jeter sitting in his third grade classroom in Kalamazoo and dreaming about baseball - sliding into home base to win the World Series. Derek Jeter always knew that he wanted to play baseball. Shortstop. For the New York Yankee ...


Teens: Submit Your Film to the 12th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival! Posted by   Stewart, 10/10/2014 11:16:12 AM | Add a Comment


Healthy Living Workshops @ your library Posted by   Angela, 8/26/2014 12:46:49 PM | Add a Comment


Weekly Specials, News & More»RSS

Bookstore News October 22 - 25

Friends of KPL is joining WMU and downtown Kalamazoo in celebrating Spirit Week, the lead up to WMU’s Homecoming weekend, October 24 – 26. To honor Western and to celebrate Spirit Week all college students (from any college) with college IDs will receive 10% off their entire purchase. Remember to identify yourself as a ...


Bookstore News October 15 - 18 Posted by   Carol, 10/15/2014 10:23:13 AM | Add a Comment


Bookstore News October 8-11 Posted by   Carol, 10/7/2014 04:01:49 PM | Add a Comment


Local History and Genealogy»RSS

Local History and Genealogy

An Idyllic Summer Day

It’s been a while since we posted an unidentified photo so this one has a bonus – an extra related photo. Both feature what appears to be at least three generations of a family posed in front of a house. One is taken from a distance, making the house fully visible. The house is brick and it is clearly in a rural set ...


Michigan’s Historic Lighthouses Posted by   Keith, 5/16/2014 12:00:18 PM | Add a Comment


Images of the Civil War Posted by   Beth, 3/20/2014 03:09:28 PM | Add a Comment


ONEplace»RSS

Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence

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Sometimes the first step is recognizing that there is a first step. At work, at home, and elsewhere, there are times when I find myself at odds with the situation before me. I’m stuck…befuddled. When I don’t know where to turn, I find that there is one thing that will turn me back around. Acceptance On ...


Interaligned communities Posted by   Thom, 10/17/2014 04:46:59 PM | Add a Comment - 2 Comments


ONEplace Nonprofit Leadership Academy Posted by   Thom, 10/10/2014 03:27:50 PM | Add a Comment