KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
Here's a 2014 book that I probably would have passed by if I hadn't seen a review of it which told of the author's connection to Michigan. Subtitled 'A Memoir of Food & Love from an American Midwest Family,' it's a collection of brief stories and recipes by Kathleen Flinn, who grew up near Flint. The stories are ab ...
Posted by David, 2/26/2015 08:10:42 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Has there ever been a more handsome cipher than Monica Vitti in L’Eclisse , the third film in a thematic trilogy ( L’ Avventura , La Notte ) of sorts from Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni . Antonioni’s contribution to film history primarily centers around these three films and their radical break with trad ...
Posted by Ryan, 2/27/2015 03:13:14 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty , is a guy who knows how to balance the irony/earnestness ratio so as not to fall into one trap or the other. Lyrically, he tackles the ways in which relationships, both personal and artistic, rest upon the tenuous foundation of artifice and paradox. Out of such skepticism regarding ...
Posted by Ryan, 2/20/2015 10:08:56 AM | 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 telling his story and the motivation
behind writing the book Deacon Ryan lead a spirited discussion. The
Posted by Judi, 2/28/2015 02:54:04 PM | Add a Comment
This week we shelved - lots of lovely art books, additional interesting Michigan-themed books, heaps of picture-filled cook books and loads of other books you'll want to take home with you! ...
Posted by Carol, 2/24/2015 03:57:01 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
It is no secret that I am particularly fond of cemeteries. Unlike many people, I don’t find them to be sad or spooky places. I love them for their park-like beauty, art, and architecture; and of course their history. After reading The Art of Memory: Historic Cemeteries of Grand Rapids, Michigan , I have to believe ...
Posted by Beth, 2/6/2015 02:11:04 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
This month we sat down with Ellen Stone, Executive Director at The Arc Community Advocates.
Tell us how you got to where you are today?
While in college, I
started working at a camp for people with disabilities as a therapeutic
horseback riding instructor. I fell in love with the people and the work. Afte ...
Posted by Thom, 2/25/2015 01:15:32 PM | Add a Comment