Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
Learn something new every day? This isn't a new concept for librarians, for whom daily enrichment goes along with the profession. But, this book presents a unique way to acquire new ideas. Subtitled '365 Facts to Fulfill Your Life,' author Malesky presents a half-page (sometimes even shorter) anecdote or story about so ...
Posted by David, 10/30/2014 08:56:35 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Palo Alto is based on the book Palo Alto: stories by James Franco. The stories are based on James Franco's high school days. Basically a story of kids in high school defining who they are, dealing with issues that come up in high school; drinking, drugs, girls. Jack Kilmer son of Val Kilmer is the star. It is his ...
Posted by Gary, 10/28/2014 03:14:25 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Give it a decade-- “where you were you the first time you heard LP1 ?” will be a standard question for music enthusiasts everywhere. Singer-producer FKA twigs’ first studio release is not just a well-executed debut; in the vein of Black Star who released one sole record ( Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star ), t ...
Posted by Lolita, 10/30/2014 11:30:36 AM | Add a Comment
Library news and happenings
Each fall all 1,200+ first graders in the Kalamazoo Public Schools visit the library twice. We are almost finished the first round of visits. The first graders heard a story, received their very own library card, and chose a book to take back to school.
When they visit again in a few weeks, they will return the ...
Posted by Ann, 10/27/2014 09:21:25 AM | 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 Yankee ...
Posted by Bill, 10/21/2014 03:45:09 PM | Add a Comment
Are you prepared for the invasion coming this Friday? Pint-size witches, devils, ghosts, princesses, cowboys and (I’m betting) a boatload of little Elsa’s, Spider Men and Captain Americas will be streaming down the streets of our neighborhoods. To get you in the mood, stop by the store this week and stock up on ...
Posted by Carol, 10/29/2014 01:58:24 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 lo ...
Posted by Beth, 10/30/2014 12:44:20 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
At ONEplace, we define leadership as taking full ownership of one’s roles and responsibilities. This includes taking the initiative to:
Learn what you need to know
Building relationships necessary to be effective
Listening & learning from others as well as freely sharing with & teaching othe ...
Posted by Thom, 10/30/2014 10:46:14 AM | Add a Comment