KPL Staff Reviews, News, Recent Events and more.
Staff-recommended reading from the KPL Catalog
Many baseball fans have reluctantly considered Ty Cobb one of the greatest baseball players ever. I write “reluctantly” because he has been also thought of as a one of the most mean-spirited, violent, cruel and racist individuals to ever play the game. Author Charles Leerhsen set out on a monumental task of exam ...
Posted by Kevin, 7/6/2015 10:41:38 AM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL Catalog
Close-Up is a masterpiece of both poetry and philosophy. Movies like this don’t come around but a couple of times a decade and when this 1990 film was released in the West to much acclaim, it made its Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, an international star. It’s a tremendously moving film that mixes together fictio ...
Posted by Ryan, 7/2/2015 02:30:54 PM | Add a Comment
Staff-recommended listening from the KPL Catalog
Honestly, I’m a bit exhausted with the saturated landscape of sensitive singer songwriters who wear their earnest blues and sorrows on their cowboy shirt sleeve. Most are decent if not completely unspectacular at crafting sometimes catchy tunes but whom nevertheless fail to breathe any kind of new life into the tired f ...
Posted by Ryan, 7/2/2015 03:37:04 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
Only 6 months until Christmas - get an early start on your Christmas craft projects and planning. We have a cart full of great Christmas craft books, cookbooks, and stories.
We will be closed on Friday and Saturday, as will the library, to celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday. ...
Posted by Carol, 6/30/2015 04:17:17 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
Emerging from this July Fourth weekend, one phrase sticks with me.
“One nation, indivisible”
We say it in the Pledge of Allegiance as both an aspiration and recognition that, once the debate is done, the votes are tallied, and the commitments are made, we act as one. On the world stage, there is only one US ...
Posted by Thom, 7/6/2015 10:16:41 AM | Add a Comment