Kirkwood Public Library’s Staff Blog
We are a public library full of voracious readers. Library staff use this blog to chronicle those items we have read, watched or listened to.
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Robot Roll Call! Mystery Science Theater 3000 returns in less than a month and I could not be more excited. This wonderful program was a quintessential part of growing up in the 90ies and on April 14th its long absence will end. With the countdown started I thought...read more
Stories that rhyme aren't just fun to read aloud--the repetition of rhymes and stories also teach children how language works and builds memory capabilities that can be applied to all sorts of activities. Here's a list of favorite rhyming stories! ...read more
Here's what's expected to arrive on Blu-ray and DVD this month. As always, be sure to check the Library's Hot DVDs shelves for these and many more newly-released movies! [author_image...read more
Well, almost. The weather has been so warm these past few weeks that it feels like Spring started a bit early. The trees are blooming, the birds are singing, and allergies are kicking in! While Spring doesn't officially start until March 20th, let's give Spring...read more
Salutations all! Thus far, this year has been underwhelming and a bit of a chore for yours truly. So I thought I might share some factoids, anniversaries, general trivia, and events concerning 2017 that might put a spring in all our step. Welcome to KPL QI 2017....read more
For the past few months, our staff has been working on creating a Community Spotlight Collection. In this collection, you will find books, and soon to be movies and music, that take place in St. Louis, that are written by a local author, or about someone from our St....read more
A hearty hello to all you wonderful patrons! Can you believe we are less than two weeks away Valentine’s Day? It sure did sneak up. If you are anything like me a sense of dread wells up every time your love says those two words “Romantic Comedy”. With that in mind,...read more
Alex George, our One Book, One Kirkwood visiting author from 2014 is set to release his next book, Setting Free the Kites. Robert stands watching the demolition of the old paper mill that stood in the center of town and served as a constant reminder of his friend,...read more
The hottest titles of 2017 include debuts that are stirring up a lot of buzz, star-studded memoirs, and stay-up-all-night psychological thrillers. Books from authors we know like Paula Hawkins and Joyce Carol Oates, and memoirs from stars like Alec Baldwin, Caitlyn...read more
Each year we wait in anticipation for ALA to announce the winners of the Youth Media Awards. This year, they did not disappoint. Check out the great selection of winners, and honor books that intrigued and inspired us, and made it so we didn't want to put them down...read more