KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
Lowriders in Space is a really imaginative flight-of-fancy in a graphic novel format that children and adults will love. With awesome illustrations by Raúl the Third, the story by Cathy Camper features Lupe Impala, the finest mechanic south of Vacaville. She and her friends El Chavo Flapjack and Elirio Malaria ...
Posted by Bill, 4/20/2015 04:30:02 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Civil War enthusiasts will be sorely disappointed if they watch the brilliant film Sherman’s March believing that the critically acclaimed, National Film Registry inclusion is about the 19th century war and the union general’s destructive rampage of the South. Ross McElwee’s autobiographical documentaries are p ...
Posted by Ryan, 4/20/2015 04:50:16 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Noura Mint Seymail’s newest album Tzenni is driven by the mesmerizing guitar playing of her husband Jeiche Ould Chighaly. His Moorish, psychedelic riffing anchors the compositions to Seymail’s electrifying and indelible voice to create what has been referred to as “desert blues”. She and her husband hail from the m ...
Posted by Ryan, 4/14/2015 04:19:16 PM | Add a Comment
Library news and happenings
This is National Library Week , April 12 – 18. We join with libraries, schools, bookstores, and publishers in celebrating this week to highlight the value of libraries. This year’s theme is “Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library.”
In the mid 1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less time wit ...
Posted by Ann, 4/10/2015 11:48:47 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
In the last couple of weeks we've "weeded" our hard cover fiction and mystery books. That means we've removed all the books that have been on the shelf for the last couple of months and replaced them with new (well different) selections. Fiction and mystery readers come on down and see what's new!
We decid ...
Posted by Carol, 4/14/2015 04:05:59 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
Not long ago, we received a donation of a photo depicting children and a few adults, presumably taken in front of a school. The donor thought that it was Vine Street School and from the early 1950s. Unfortunately, the building in the photo did not look like any images we have of Vine Street School, or any other Kalama ...
Posted by Beth, 4/2/2015 12:46:47 PM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
Around ONEplace, we joke that we don't have a slow season and that
probably applies to most nonprofits. As you well know, many in the
nonprofit sector are stretched thin. Even with a stuffed workload, most
of us are presented with opportunities to do more , either at work or in the community. Join this committe ...
Posted by Lolita, 4/17/2015 08:44:30 AM | Add a Comment