KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better is a book written by Tracey Stewart, an animal lover, animal rights advocate and just plain true friend to many species. She is also a convert to vegetarianism, holds a degree in veterinary technology, and happens to be form ...
Posted by Teresa, 2/6/2016 09:43:42 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
(E) The Elephant Man (1980)
David Lynch’s films are known for their surrealist, unsettling depictions of the intersection where the sinisterly bizarre and the ‘aw shucks’ banal collide, the television series Twin Peaks being the most representational of his singular vision. One of his most commercially succes ...
Posted by Ryan, 2/9/2016 11:26:53 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
I just pulled off of the shelves the album Changing Places by The Tord Gustavsen Trio on a whim, or at least an informed whim, given it was released on the respected ECM label. The jazz trio consists of Gustavsen on piano, a double bass and drums. There's a nocturnal atmosphere throughout the album, one in whi ...
Posted by Ryan, 2/8/2016 02:01:46 PM | 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
On Tuesday November 24, the ladies of the Alma Powell Urban Fiction Book Discussion group had a festive pot luck dinner. This book discussion group has been in existence for several years and is still going strong. If you like Urban Fiction please join the ladies for a lively and fun night of book talk.
Posted by Judi, 11/30/2015 03:20:58 PM | Add a Comment
We're receiving frequent calls from folks wanting to know when our next Bag-of-Books sale will be held. The answer is that we don't currently have a winter sale scheduled. The freight elevator (which we depend on for the sale) is currently undergoing extensive work. We hope we will be able to schedule a sale in Februa ...
Posted by Carol, 1/8/2016 02:30:03 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
At the risk of being accused overly morbid, I’m going to highlight a book about cemeteries for the second time in a year. The last one was The Art of Memory: Historic Cemeteries of Grand Rapids, Michigan a nd I loved it for its amazing photos that captured the beauty and artistry that I enjoy in cemeteries. This ti ...
Posted by Beth, 1/30/2016 02:45:10 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
His total playing time added up to less than a minute, and virtually every second he was on the field, he was the center of attention. Yet, Denver Bronco’s kicker Brandon McManus – who scored 10 of the team’s 24 points – was hardly mentioned in the postgame discussions and gave few, if any, locker room interviews. Wh ...
Posted by Thom, 2/8/2016 08:51:05 AM | Add a Comment