KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
I read so many great books that it's hard to have a favorites list. But if I ever made a list, I've no doubt this book by Jandy Nelson would be on my list for all time. I'll Give You the Sun is an achingly honest book about family, love, betrayal, reconciliation, loss, and imagination. It's the kind of book that I ...
Posted by Andrea, 6/2/2015 11:40:44 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
While the French film Girlhood won’t likely earn the buzz and accolades that Richard Linklater’s hit Boyhood received last year, it presents a more prescient depiction of adolescence, assimilation and identity of the underprivileged, disenchanted French teens looking to escape the housing projects located in the Pa ...
Posted by Ryan, 6/2/2015 03:44:26 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
I think it is never too early to start compiling your “Best of” list. This year is shaping up to be a pretty strong year for music. As we enter summer, here are my favorite five. No Cities To Love by Sleater-Kinney – They are back. The original riot girls have released the record that everyone in my family enjoys. ...
Posted by Kevin, 5/29/2015 10:34:58 AM | 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
The Friends Summer Bag-of-Books Sale will take place on Saturday, June 6 during June Jubilee Weekend in downtown Kalamazoo. It’s our biggest book sale of the year and it takes place during a very exciting, activity-packed weekend that officially kicks off the summer season in Kalamazoo. http://www.junejubilee.com/wee ...
Posted by Carol, 5/20/2015 04:46:35 PM | Add a Comment
Local History and Genealogy
We are celebrating Historic Preservation Month, May, with a series of programs that highlight elements of the Westnedge Hill Neighborhood. We got an early start on April 30 with a fantastic program on Crane Park by Natalie Patchell. But don’t worry if you missed it – we’ll have it on the website soon.
Posted by Beth, 5/1/2015 11:05:29 AM | Add a Comment
Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence
Summer is often seen as a different time. The fact that school is out of session affects many. Also, people just get out and about more often. At ONEplace, we continue doing what we do, but this summer affords us opportunity to do something new.
This summer we’re doing some experimenting. We’re testing three ser ...
Posted by Thom, 6/1/2015 11:27:20 AM | Add a Comment