KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
Carly Simon came along at a formative time of my life and I always enjoyed singing along with her...in that low range that always felt so comfortable in my own voice. Whenever I hear any of the songs from her Boys in the Trees album,  I am immediately taken back to a time of innocence and wonder. Her new memoir h ...
Posted by Karen, 11/24/2015 02:47:51 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
And another installment of Liked That, Try This … Liked The Lives of Others , try Barbara Liked Mad Max: Fury Road , try The Rover Liked Me, Earl and the Dying Girl , try Dope Liked Selma , try In the Name of the Father Liked M.A.S.H. try Bulworth Liked Wonder Boys , try The E ...
Posted by Ryan, 11/25/2015 10:24:20 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
One of the truly legendary voices of the 20th century came from Hoboken, New Jersey. Born in 1915, his name was Frank Sinatra , aka, The Chairman of the Board, America's first pop culture phenomena. From the mid 1930’s until his death in 1998, Sinatra’s musical catalog is a remarkable achievement, having sung wartime ...
Posted by Ryan, 11/25/2015 09:28:41 AM | Add a Comment
Library news and happenings
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 ...
Posted by Ann, 4/10/2015 11:48:47 AM | Add a Comment
Recent library events, news and more
We are very pleased to announce our current exhibit in the
Barnabee Gallery loaned to us by Diane Washington. Diane is an artist from
Grand Rapids. She paints African scenery and ethnic motif in acrylics.
Come by and visit the Alma Powell Branch to view this great
Posted by Judi, 8/30/2015 03:41:33 PM | Add a Comment
A book is the gift that is opened again and again. On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the Friends Bookstore is the place to find many books that will make wonderful gifts. The Annual Gift Book Sale features gift-quality, like-new books at a fraction of retail prices. The large and diverse selection includes: art ...
Posted by Carol, 11/24/2015 02:37:34 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
History can be viewed in so many different ways - it’s not all about big events and famous people. In fact, some of my favorite history books look at the past through everyday items and activities. We’ve recently received two books that do just that. The first is Midwest Sweet Baking History: Delectable Classics Arou ...
Posted by Beth, 11/24/2015 03:44:19 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
As we approach Thanksgiving, I want to pause, be grateful, and affirm all the times I’ve said, “No.”
I realize that “no” is not often considered an affirmative statement. As kind and generous folks, we usually want to say “yes” when asked to help or assist in any way. Indeed, “yes” seems to leap from our mouths ...
Posted by Thom, 11/23/2015 09:05:39 AM | Add a Comment