New DVDs at KPL 6/25

New DVDs at KPL 6/25

For many, KPL’s film selection is a major highlight of the catalog. We love to expand our movie stacks with both popular and highly-requested films, but also many of the lesser known ones from film festivals and boutique distributors. What follows is a brief...
Writing your Own Stories

Writing your Own Stories

Kirkwood Public Library’s Summer Reading theme for this year is “Imagine Your Story,” and what better way to celebrate that than by writing? (And reading, of course). Many of you are avid readers, lovers of books and words, and are sure to have your...
So Many Books, Not Ever Enough Time

So Many Books, Not Ever Enough Time

For those of you who’s eyes are bigger than their spare time to read, I join you in solidarity. My stack of books to read has become a new piece of furniture in my bedroom, tall enough to sit next to a chair and wide enough to display the errant bookmark and cup of...
Reading During These Times

Reading During These Times

Whether it be wartime, or in this case, pandemic, people tend to choose books that are pure escapism. There’s science fiction and fantasy, a cup of tea with a cozy mystery, or the tie-it-up- with-a-red-ribbon romance. The hardiest reader may choose a book that reads...
Film Noir on Kanopy

Film Noir on Kanopy

If you go on Kanopy and search “Film Noir”, three categories appear: Classic Noir, Neo Noir, and International Noir. Reviewing the first reveals a hodgepodge of films. Classics, yes, but not necessarily film noir classics. In fact, some should be viewed as...