KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
This is a delightful book by Kazuaki Yamada with simple double page landscapes featuring a yellow bus on its way to pick up various passengers consisting of one little girl and several friendly animals. The little girl is holding a red balloon attached to a string which she intends to show to her friends. Suddenly, t ...
Posted by Amy, 1/28/2015 05:38:53 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
When my girls were younger we loved the Bollywood films
because they were full of singing, dancing, beautiful costumes, handsome men
and gorgeous women. Ram-Leela , a 2013 film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali , is like that. It has beautiful, beautiful saris,
tons of jewelry, a very handsome lead star and ...
Posted by Judi, 1/26/2015 03:23:16 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
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 ...
Posted by Ryan, 1/8/2015 02:42:56 PM | Add a Comment
Library news and happenings
MeL … as in Michigan Electronic Library, which just celebrated its 10th birthday.
The resources in MeL, available to Michigan residents through the Library of Michigan , are wide-ranging. Preparing for a job or college entrance exam….there are practice tests. Kids and teens need homework help….there are many re ...
Posted by Ann, 1/27/2015 08:42:04 AM | Add a Comment
Recent library events, news and more
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 ...
Posted by Stewart, 1/7/2015 02:58:19 PM | Add a Comment
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 :
Posted by Carol, 1/20/2015 04:04:08 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
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 ...
Posted by Beth, 1/2/2015 02:49:22 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
In the spirit of practice what you teach , we’ve taken a deliberate, strategic approach to Twitter. We carefully considered several questions, including:
What are the benefits of using Twitter relative to other social media platforms?
What presence do we want to establish?
What’s the best ...
Posted by Thom, 1/28/2015 02:22:03 PM | Add a Comment