September 2020 Newsletter
Director's Corner Starting the first week in September we will resume our regular Tuesday-Saturday schedule. At that time, patrons may come in to the library to check out items or use the computers. Please limit your visit to 30 minutes and your browsing to DVDs and new items on display. Our wonderful staff will be happy to assist you with finding resources located in the stacks. We will continue to offer curbside services as long as they are desired. Thank you for your continued support of our library.
Did You Know?
We now offer Book Bundles! If you need a book but aren’t sure of a particular title, our librarians can help. Fill out a short form about your preferences and a librarian will choose books for you to be picked up in person or curbside.
Starting August 31, we will be resuming our normal hours of Tuesday—Friday 10-7, Saturday 10-2.
September 6 is National Read a Book Day.
September 8 is International Literacy Day.
You can "shelf browse" the online catalog. Click here for a how-to-guide.
What’s New at KPL?
KPL has 60 new items that are all available for checkout! Click here to view the list.
Mrs. Katie will be resuming virtual Children's Hour on September 15 at 10:00 Am. Programs can be viewed on Facebook (or through the Facebook feed on our website) every other Tuesday through December 8 (9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/24, and 12/8)
Staff Pick Katrina recommends Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X Kendi. It is a completely fascinating trip into the past through the eyes of five “tour guides”-- famous historical figures from Cotton Mather to Angela Davis. In the first few pages, Kendi takes you all the way back to Ancient Greece and Aristotle, before flinging you forward into early American history. Although the subject matter is complex and at times uncomfortable, Stamped is totally readable and surprisingly, a real page-turner. Once you start reading you’ll want to keep going, waiting for the next “whoa, no way” moment.
Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books)
9/1/1952 The Old Man and the Sea is published in Life Magazine.
9/3/1962 E.E. Cummings dies.
9/9/1828 Leo Tolstoy is born.
9/15/1890 Agatha Christie is born.
9/17/1996 Oprah Winfrey launches her book club.
9/20/1948 George R.R. Martin is born.
9/21/1947 Stephen King is born.
9/24/1991 Dr. Seuss dies.
9/30/1868 The first volume of Little Women is published.
“September: it was the most beautiful of words, he’d always felt, evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret.” from Darconville’s Cat by Alexander Theroux