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Staff Picks: Books»RSS

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog

Learn Something New Every Day

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 ...


If I Ever Get Out of Here Posted by   Angela, 10/28/2014 02:53:02 PM | Add a Comment


Separated @ birth : a true love story of twin sisters reunited Posted by   Kristen, 10/27/2014 10:42:06 AM | Add a Comment


Staff Picks: Movies»RSS

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog

Palo Alto

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 ...


Need for Speed Posted by   Gary, 10/24/2014 04:02:08 PM | Add a Comment


A Late Bergman Tour de Force Posted by   Ryan, 10/17/2014 11:09:25 AM | Add a Comment


Staff Picks: Music»RSS

Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog

FKA twigs - Lets Hear It for the Girl

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 ...


I like to mix it up! Posted by   Judi, 10/20/2014 01:06:07 PM | Add a Comment


Ty Segall Posted by   Ryan, 9/30/2014 02:41:48 PM | Add a Comment


From the Director»RSS

Library news and happenings

First Grade Visits!

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 ...


We Have Good Friends! Posted by   Ann, 10/20/2014 11:42:18 AM | Add a Comment


142 Years and Going Strong! Posted by   Ann, 10/10/2014 03:41:28 PM | Add a Comment


@ Your Library»RSS

Recent library events, news and more

The Contract

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 ...


Teens: Submit Your Film to the 12th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival! Posted by   Stewart, 10/10/2014 11:16:12 AM | Add a Comment


Healthy Living Workshops @ your library Posted by   Angela, 8/26/2014 12:46:49 PM | Add a Comment


Weekly Specials, News & More»RSS

Bookstore News Oct. 29 - Nov. 1

  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 ...


Bookstore News October 22 - 25 Posted by   Carol, 10/21/2014 04:08:31 PM | Add a Comment


Bookstore News October 15 - 18 Posted by   Carol, 10/15/2014 10:23:13 AM | Add a Comment


Local History and Genealogy»RSS

Local History and Genealogy

Second Chance for Programs

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 ...


An Idyllic Summer Day Posted by   Beth, 8/15/2014 01:54:51 PM | Add a Comment


Michigan’s Historic Lighthouses Posted by   Keith, 5/16/2014 12:00:18 PM | Add a Comment


ONEplace»RSS

Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence

Connections drive our work

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 ...


Just ONEthing - Nov 2014 Posted by   Thom, 10/30/2014 10:36:30 AM | Add a Comment


Coffee with Michelle Karpinski Posted by   Thom, 10/30/2014 10:24:08 AM | Add a Comment