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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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
Dive into Black History Month with these must-read titles and must-attend events! https://kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org/event/the-pruitt-igoe-myth-film-screening-presented-by-brian-woodman/?instance_id=23299...read more
There's so much to learn and celebrate with this book list in honor of Black History Month! Don't forget--our youth librarians love to help you find that just right book, so be sure to stop by and say hi! Lists are chosen by KPL staff members and are not...read more
Welcome you presidential patrons! With Presidents Day around the February 19th corner, what a wonderful time to take a very quick look at some of our former quirky commanders in chief. Joining me on the panel can be all of you! Just comment below with...read more
My favorite films tend to be strange, bleak, jarring, bizarre, and challenging. Not all of these selections will be for everyone, but I can say that they're all available in our catalog (except for #3, which is available through Netflix). Don't...read more
2017 offered a great variety of books for children and teens that the Kirkwood Public Library added to its constantly growing collection. Books this year included fantasy epics, comedic animals, history-based stories, social justice narratives, intriguing non-fiction...read more
It’s the most confusing time of the year! It’s that time of year where, within the span of one month, we are expected to make an effortless one-eighty from freely indulging in holiday treats to new year’s resolutions to shred and shed and drop...read more
Read Around the World For our Adult Winter Reading Program, there is a bonus challenge you can participate in to earn prizes: Read Around the World Challenge. Read a book set in a foreign country or a translation of a book originally published in a different language....read more
We hope you and the young readers in your life enjoy these picture books, and that these books inspire talks about generosity and gratitude. Books for Early Elementary Students: Lists are chosen by KPL staff members and are not intended to be...read more
Happy Holidays you merry patrons and welcome to KPL QI Global Winter Holidays! With our “World of Reading” for the winter nearly in full swing, what better time than now to take a look at a small sample of interesting holiday customs from around...read more