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KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.

Staff Picks: Books»RSS

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog

Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good

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 ...

Hoot Owl, master of disguise Posted by   Nancy, 2/24/2015 05:34:57 PM | Add a Comment

Americanah: Leaving Home Behind Posted by   Ann, 2/24/2015 04:09:03 PM | Add a Comment

Staff Picks: Movies»RSS

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog

Master of Alienation

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 ...

A Birdman in the Hand Is Worth 4 Oscars in the Bush Posted by   Dan, 2/26/2015 12:11:34 PM | Add a Comment

Unhappy People Posted by   Ryan, 2/23/2015 02:54:40 PM | Add a Comment

Staff Picks: Music»RSS

Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog

Father John Misty

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 ...

L-O-V-E, No Cities to Love Posted by   Kevin, 2/17/2015 12:11:58 PM | Add a Comment

Nighttime Cool Posted by   Ryan, 2/6/2015 09:36:23 AM | Add a Comment

From the Director»RSS

Library news and happenings

Library Shout-Out

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 ...

Michigan Notable Books 2015 Posted by   Ann, 2/4/2015 08:11:09 AM | Add a Comment

Amazing MeL Turns Ten Posted by   Ann, 1/27/2015 08:42:04 AM | Add a Comment

@ Your Library»RSS

Recent library events, news and more

Reverend Hype: The Urban Fiction Book Discussion

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 p ...

Only 10 Days Left to Submit Films for the 2015 Teen Filmmaker Festival! Posted by   Stewart, 1/7/2015 02:58:19 PM | Add a Comment

ONEplace@kpl brings Mindfulness to the Workplace Posted by   Judi, 12/20/2014 02:32:35 PM | Add a Comment

Friends News, Weekly Specials & More»RSS

Bookstore News February 25 - 28

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! ...

Bookstore News 18 - 21 Posted by   Carol, 2/18/2015 10:18:51 AM | Add a Comment

Bookstore News February 11 - 14 Posted by   Carol, 2/10/2015 04:18:59 PM | Add a Comment

Local History and Genealogy»RSS

Local History and Genealogy

The Art of Memory

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 ...

Your Genealogy Place Posted by   Beth, 1/2/2015 02:49:22 PM | Add a Comment

Second Chance for Programs Posted by   Beth, 10/30/2014 12:44:20 PM | Add a Comment


Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence

Coffee with Ellen Stone

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 ...

Direct Assistance from ONEplace Posted by   Thom, 2/25/2015 01:11:54 PM | Add a Comment

Just ONEthing - Mar 2015 Posted by   Thom, 2/25/2015 01:08:33 PM | Add a Comment