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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This has been a particularly exciting year for film. Masters are returning to form. Newcomers are smashing expectations. And overall, the stories have been markedly surreal, inventive, and innovative. Here are some of the best films I've seen so far this year! ...read more
Hello everyone! I know it has been awhile since I have blogged, and that is because I have decided to turn this into a monthly thing. Unfortunately, I just do not have the time to read so many books over one or two weeks, not unless I want to give up all...read more
Bitcoin recently entered public consciousness as the new "it" thing in business and investment. To some, it offers a potential paradigm shift in how money is used, and can be used to boon a business or become independently wealthy. To others, it is...read more
Welcome back to Shannon's Hot Takes! I was only able to finish two Hot Reads this past week, but they were both winners in my book. Come on down to the Teen Room to check them out, and any others you can carry! Feel free to leave a comment or...read more
Hello everyone! My name is Shannon, and I am the new librarian down in the Teen Room. I'm starting a new series here on the Kirkwood Public Library's blog about the Hot Reads in Teen. Every week, I will give you my impressions of a few of our offerings in...read more
Hello and welcome to the second installment of The Roll of D&D! Today we will be talking about the dos and don’ts of character creation in D&D 5e (fifth edition). Character creation in D&D is arguably the most important aspect of playing the game. The character you...read more
Hello and welcome for the first time ever to “The Roll of D&D”(it’s a clever pun), a series of blogs highlighting the awe-inspiring exhilaration of the classic role-playing game: Dungeons and Dragons. Many of you do not know me, so allow me to introduce myself: I am...read more
Among many things I love are films, books, and making lists. The Great American Read is the perfect opportunity for me to combine all of those things. Literature often inspires great cinema, so I've decided to shed a light on some of the...read more
Hey KPL patrons! This year’s Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock. In support of this topic, staff members Dan Sullivan and Dina Peak created a Kirkwood Public Library (KPL) summer playlist! The staff members thought it would be a rockin’...read more
Salutations all you beautiful bibliophiles! Did you enjoy PBS’s “The Great American Read” premiere episode? As this program is rolling along, I thought this an excellent time to point out an odd fact or two about a few titles who made the list. As always,...read more