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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Native American Fiction/Non-fiction Reading ListKirkwood Public Library has compiled a list of what we consider to be essential reading for anyone interested in the Native American experience. And while this list contains well-established writers, there are newer,...

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Read-a-Likes For Top Books of 2018

KPL Staff has compiled a list of Read-a-like books for the top circulating books of 2018 for adult, teen and juvenile reads! If you love one of the books on this list make sure to check out one of its read-a-likes.Adult FictionNo One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie...

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Best Films of 2018!

Hi everyone! Check out my full list with descriptions at!1. Hereditary2. The Favourite3. BlacKkKlansman4. If Beale Street Could Talk5. You Were Never Really Here6. First Reformed7. Happy End8. Blindspotting9. The Rider10. Bisbee '17 ...

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Emma’s Favorite Books of 2018

When I set out to write this post, I was determined to pick my top 5 books of the year.  However, I found it impossible to whittle down the list. This is why I always dread the question, “What’s your favorite book?”  I can’t pick one from 2018, never mind of all time!...

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Stories and storytelling is woven into the fabric of our lives.  We tell stories in many different formats. We tell stories in our music, in how we talk about our everyday lives, in what we watch for entertainment, and we even tell stories to sell cars or breakfast...

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RSS KPL Podcast

  • KPL Podcast June 2019
    Hello KirkwoodIts already June Learn about all the wonderful program and events planned for the month of June Learn about the Annual Cars and Guitar festival happening right here in Kirkwood Ryan and Jigisha will be discussing their favorite books and movies regarding Fathers day and Pride Month
  • KPL Podcast - May 2019
    Hello KirkwoodSummer Reading is upon us Learn about all the wonderful program and events planned for summer reading kickoff Listen to Donna Poe talk about Mayfest and of course Ryan and Jigisha discuss their picks favorite Mom characters in books and movies
  • KPL Podcast - April 2019
    Were back with another episode This month we discuss events programs interview Angela Myers of We Bold Souls to discuss mindfulness and give you a poetry reading Enjoy and let you know what you think