KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
In Lesa Cline-Ransome's book Freedom's School , o ne day mama told Lizzie and her brother Paul that they “went
to sleep ‘slaves’ and woke up free”. Mama said that being free means you have
to work harder. “Real freedom means ‘rithmetic and writing.”
Lizzie was eager to learn but it was hard for her and ...
Posted by Judi, 3/25/2015 04:05:11 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Gloria loves to hit the dance floor at the singles club and the act of moving her body to music seems to open her up to both the joy and disappointment of life and that’s where we find her at both the beginning and ending of the movie. Set in Chile, Gloria follows a woman in her late fifties as she painfully twists ...
Posted by Ryan, 3/27/2015 11:25:28 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
If you have access to the internet and a Kalamazoo Public Library card , you have instant access to tons of great music through the library's streaming media service Hoopla .
You can borrow 15 titles per month, including music, movies, and audiobooks. Titles are available for instant streaming, with no holds list ...
Posted by Angela, 3/26/2015 04:06:59 PM | Add a Comment
Library news and happenings
I want to call your attention, give a shout-out as it were, to some services and upcoming events.
It is tax time. We have a link on our homepage to tax information including the paper forms the federal and state governments provide to us. Other forms are available online. There is also a link to sign-up for ...
Posted by Ann, 2/9/2015 09:26:11 AM | Add a Comment
Recent library events, news and more
We had a great turnout for our February 24, 2015 Urban
Fiction book discussion at the Alma Powell Branch . The book Reverend Hype was written and self-published
by local author Deacon Raymond Ryan. After talking about the motivation
behind writing this fictional story Deacon Ryan lead a spirited discussion. Th ...
Posted by Judi, 2/28/2015 02:54:04 PM | Add a Comment
Come check out our knitting DVDs (everything you could possibly want to know about knitting) priced at $5.00 each. We have a cart of decorating books priced at a dollar each. We also put out a cart of reference, most priced at a dollar each. There are lots of new things to see this week. ...
Posted by Carol, 3/24/2015 04:26:25 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
If you haven’t logged into HeritageQuest lately, you’re in for a big surprise! The database that KPL and other libraries have been providing for years for genealogical research has gone through a major change. Through a partnership with Ancestry, HeritageQuest is now able to provide more advanced search functionalit ...
Posted by Beth, 3/5/2015 04:09:32 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
This month we spent time with Von Washington, Jr., Executive Director of Community Relations with the Kalamazoo Promise. We learned his thoughts on service, caring, and the power of a collaborative community.
Tell us how you got to where you are today?
I did my undergraduate work in Communications and The ...
Posted by Thom, 3/25/2015 01:14:38 PM | Add a Comment - 1 Comments