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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Kirkwood Public Library will receive a grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and PBS to host programs around “The Great American Read,” an eight-part television series and multi-platform initiative that celebrates the joy of reading...read more
Hop aboard the Community Conversations Train! Your Kirkwood Public Library wants your help in facilitating community conversations that matter! What issues are important to you? What subjects do you want to explore further? This May patrons will...read more
There's a fair amount of films featuring indigenous peoples, but not a lot of films by indigenous peoples or that capture true input through seasoned Native actors. At least, not a lot that are well known. A broadening of one's search would reveal the...read more
Did you know that May 10th is Clean Up Your Room Day?!? Read these titles with the little ones in your life and perhaps maybe they will be inspired to actually clean up their rooms. We can dream! ...read more
As we all know, the concept of fake news has been troubling the nation for the past two years or so. There are those who feel journalism has become so biased that any reports, specifically of a political nature, can't be trusted. At the same...read more
Living in St. Louis and having the outstanding St. Louis Zoo at our fingertips is even more reason to celebrate Zoo Lovers Day on April 8th. Enjoy these fun read-alouds before your next visit! Lists are chosen by KPL staff members and are not intended to be...read more
At the library, we are highlighting contemporary women authors in our collection throughout the month! We want you to join the conversation using the hashtag #ReadingWomen. Who are women authors you are reading now? Who are women writers that have shaped you as a reader?read more
All families are special and unique, and we want to celebrate it! Books can act as a gateway to teaching, sharing, and exploring with your child-- so what a better way to celebrate all types of families, while also teaching them to take pride in what makes their...read more
If you've been in the computer lab lately, you'll have noticed the wonderful photography by Deborah Weinstein of Southeast Asian communities on display. The imagery is compelling and full of rich detail, capturing things both minute and vast, from the deep...read more
The phrase of this global movement, “Me Too,” was first coined in 2007 by Tarana Burke, an activist and survivor of sexual abuse. She wanted to show how many Black women and girls had been impacted by sexual violence and channel this solidarity into a movement to end...read more