Staff Picks

KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.

Staff Picks: Books»RSS

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog

Lowriders in Space

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 ...


The Girl on the Train Posted by   Ann, 4/20/2015 01:56:40 PM | Add a Comment


Back in the Day Bakery: Made with Love Posted by   Sue, 4/17/2015 12:39:29 PM | Add a Comment


Staff Picks: Movies»RSS

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog

Not Really About the Civil War

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 ...


1950's and 60's England Posted by   Ryan, 4/16/2015 03:59:06 PM | Add a Comment


The Remaining Posted by   Gary, 4/15/2015 01:38:35 PM | Add a Comment


Staff Picks: Music»RSS

Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog

Desert Blues

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 ...


Updating the Classics Posted by   Ryan, 4/13/2015 10:34:42 AM | Add a Comment


Terrible, Beautiful Things Posted by   Dan, 3/30/2015 11:52:20 AM | Add a Comment


From the Director»RSS

Library news and happenings

Happy National Library Week to You!

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 ...


Library Shout-Out Posted by   Ann, 2/9/2015 09:26:11 AM | Add a Comment


Michigan Notable Books 2015 Posted by   Ann, 2/4/2015 08:11:09 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 talking about the motivation behind writing this fictional story Deacon Ryan lead a spirited discussion. Th ...


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 April 15 - 18(1)

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 ...


Movies, Music and More Sale April 11 Posted by   Carol, 4/8/2015 12:00:52 PM | Add a Comment


Sale - Movies, Music and More Posted by   Carol, 4/1/2015 02:12:23 PM | Add a Comment


Local History and Genealogy»RSS

Local History and Genealogy

Do You Recognize This Photo?

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 ...


The New HeritageQuest Posted by   Beth, 3/5/2015 04:09:32 PM | Add a Comment


The Art of Memory Posted by   Beth, 2/6/2015 02:11:04 PM | Add a Comment


ONEplace»RSS

Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence

How to Thoughtfully Add to Your Plate

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 ...


Win a mug! Posted by   Thom, 4/10/2015 04:46:10 PM | Add a Comment - 3 Comments


Spring for a break Posted by   Thom, 4/3/2015 09:14:46 AM | Add a Comment - 1 Comments