Staff Reads 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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New DVDs at KPL

New DVDs at KPL

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 summary...

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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 own little library...

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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...

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RSS KPL Podcast

  • KPL Podcast July 2020 Week Special Guest Mary Kay Andrews
    Welcome back to another episode of the KPL Podcast. This week we have special guest Mary Kay Andrews telling us her latest book titled, "Hello Summer", Ryan and Jigisha give their recommendations for for summer beach reads. Links to movies and books mentioned in the podcast. Hello Summer by Mary Kay AndrewsGhost World The Engineer's […]
  • KPL Podcast June 2020 Week 4 Pride Month with Special Guests Steven Brawley and Eric Cervini
    June is Pride month and 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Pride Month Celebrations. This week we have Steven Brawley founder of the St Louis LGBTQ History project and author of "Gay and Lesbian St. Louis". He discusses some of his recommendations for Pride month. Our other special guest is Eric Cervini the author of […]
  • KPL Podcast June 2020 Week 3 Special Guest Lynn Cahoon
    Hello again. This week we have local mystery writer Lynn Cahoon as our special guest. She will be discussing her newest book from her Tourist Trap Mystery Series: Murder in Waiting. The book will release June 30th. She also writes the Farm to Fork Mystery Series, The Cat Latimer Mystery Series, and the Kitchen Witch […]

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