KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
Once Upon an Alphabet , by Oliver Jeffers , is one of my favorite alphabet books for kids (but also really fun for adults) since The Alphabet from A to Y with bonus letter, Z! by Steve Martin and Roz Chast. Some alphabet books, like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom , are perfect for introducing the alphabet to little ...
Posted by Bill, 11/26/2014 02:30:10 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
I chose to watch Rosewood Lane because Rose McGowan was in it. I’ve like her since Charmed. Rose McGowan is Sonny Blake a radio talk show therapist. Her alcoholic dad dies, and she moves into her childhood home. They briefly touch on that she tried to sell the house and could not but the movie had to have her move ...
Posted by Gary, 11/26/2014 02:53:21 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
The new British male/female duo Slow Club effectively weave together expressive crooning with catchy melodies and dance-friendly grooves with their third album Complete Surrender . From beautiful ballads to romping Motown-rooted soul, fans of bands like Beach House, Wye Oak, The Supremes, Low, Amy Winehouse, and S ...
Posted by Ryan, 11/21/2014 02:55:28 PM | Add a Comment
Library news and happenings
What a night for the 14th annual Great Grown-up Spelling Bee! THANK YOU to all the KPL staff who had a part in making this another successful year of raising serious money to buy books for kids through Ready to Read . It was fun. I can’t begin to name everyone who had a part before, at, after the event B ...
Posted by Ann, 11/20/2014 12:10:58 PM | Add a Comment
Recent library events, news and more
Maybe you've heard about Derek Jeter's new book The Contract . It begins with a young Derek Jeter sitting in his third grade classroom in Kalamazoo and dreaming about baseball - sliding into home base to win the World Series. Derek Jeter always knew that he wanted to play baseball. Shortstop. For the New York Yanke ...
Posted by Bill, 10/21/2014 03:45:09 PM | Add a Comment
Our annual, and much anticipated, Gift Book Sale begins this Friday. It's a wonderful way to start your holiday shopping. You will find like-new books, in pristine condition, at a fraction of retail price. This sale includes all types of books, both fiction and nonfiction, for children and adults. At this sale y ...
Posted by Carol, 11/24/2014 01:41:00 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
If you read our Link newsletter or peruse the website from time to time, you probably know that KPL has hosted many wonderful local history programs in recent years. We’ve covered topics related to architecture , neighborhoods , women’s history , shipwrecks , and even the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair . All the l ...
Posted by Beth, 10/30/2014 12:44:20 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
Most of us wouldn't call the holiday season relaxing, especially
for nonprofits with year-end campaigns to run. One way I divert some of the
anxiety that goes along with hectic year-end events is by setting a small, yet
achievable goal with a December 31 deadline. There is something distinctly
satisfying about bri ...
Posted by Lolita, 11/21/2014 09:51:46 AM | Add a Comment