Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
With exceptionally vibrant collage artwork that gives the illustrations an exciting three dimensional effect, and informative yet not over-bearing text , “Parrots Over Puerto Rico” by Susan Roth and Cindy Trumbore is the true story of the bright green and blue feathered parrots who had lived in Puerto Rico for million ...
Posted by Teresa, 8/21/2014 12:54:54 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
The Civilian Conservation Corps is an inspiring and informative PBS documentary about the Depression-era initiative that helped to both put American men back to work and heal the nation’s environment after years of neglect and misuse. Roosevelt’s ingenious program sought to positively impact the lives of the p ...
Posted by Ryan, 8/21/2014 03:19:54 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Yes, summer is on the short end of its calendar life and soon the leaves will be falling and I'll want to listen to more brooding, pensive music. But for now, the sweet, melodic, and laidback sounds of Bossa Nova fit perfectly with the time spent in the hot sun and strolling along the lake's meandering surf. For thos ...
Posted by Ryan, 8/22/2014 09:43:19 AM | Add a Comment
Library news and happenings
Amazon recently rolled out “Kindle Unlimited” and described it as 600,000 ebook titles, 1000’s of audiobooks all for $9.99 per month. Read and listen unlimited. It sounds good, but wait…..are the books you want to read and listen to included??
I just read an informal “study”. The author identified about 15 titles, ...
Posted by Ann, 8/15/2014 03:16:43 PM | Add a Comment
Recent library events, news and more
Tickets are now available at Oshtemo Library for storyteller Chris Fascione’s performance on Friday, July 25 at 3pm. Fascione brings classic literature to life with storytelling, mime, juggling, and comedy. Don’t miss this crazy fun program! Come pick up a free ticket at Oshtemo Library today!
Posted by Angela, 7/18/2014 03:13:17 PM | Add a Comment
I’m going to assume you know we have a great selection of books, mostly because I’ve been repeating that phrase every week, all summer. So, for right now, that’s a given. This week I want to tell you about two slightly unusual collections that we are spotlighting. 1) We have a good-sized collection of New Age books ...
Posted by Carol, 8/20/2014 09:24:16 AM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
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 ...
Posted by Beth, 8/15/2014 01:54:51 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
Let’s face it. Many meetings are yawners: proposal presented followed by a bit of discussion followed by unanimous approval. Rinse & repeat.
Several years ago I found myself in a meeting that was much more fun: tensions were high, voices were raised, passions flared, people paced. In the end, good decisions ...
Posted by Thom, 8/18/2014 09:04:25 AM | Add a Comment - 1 Comments