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Staff Picks: Books»RSS

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 ...

The Bus for Us Posted by   Sue, 8/20/2014 09:22:37 AM | Add a Comment

Oscar and the Bird: a book about electricity Posted by   Andrea, 8/18/2014 12:55:59 PM | Add a Comment

Staff Picks: Movies»RSS

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 ...

The Last Mimzy Posted by   Gary, 8/20/2014 11:13:44 AM | Add a Comment

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself Posted by   Ryan, 8/14/2014 03:52:59 PM | Add a Comment

Staff Picks: Music»RSS

Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog

The Sound of Summer

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 ...

Summer Anthems Posted by   Ryan, 8/8/2014 09:48:39 AM | Add a Comment

Jenny Lewis Posted by   Ryan, 8/7/2014 02:53:22 PM | Add a Comment

From the Director»RSS

Library news and happenings

Ebooks @ the Library

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, ...

Test Prep / Career Help Posted by   Ann, 8/5/2014 02:24:46 PM | Add a Comment

Proposition 1 - Personal Property Tax Posted by   Ann, 7/28/2014 02:40:43 PM | Add a Comment - 3 Comments

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Recent library events, news and more

Storyteller Chris Fascione at Oshtemo Library

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!   ...

DIY with the Kids Posted by   Bill, 7/3/2014 04:22:08 PM | Add a Comment

Three Book Battle 2014 Winners! Posted by   Jill, 6/3/2014 11:57:41 AM | Add a Comment

Weekly Specials, News & More»RSS

Bookstore News August 20 - 13

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 ...

Bookstore News August 13 - 16 Posted by   Carol, 8/12/2014 04:28:42 PM | Add a Comment

Bookstore News August 6 - 9 Posted by   Carol, 8/5/2014 04:18:03 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


Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence

Building your team

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 ...

To the core Posted by   Thom, 8/8/2014 12:13:49 PM | Add a Comment - 1 Comments

Meaning driven decision making Posted by   Thom, 8/4/2014 09:25:33 AM | Add a Comment