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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Top 10 Films of 2019

Top 10 Films of 2019

Here is my top 10 for the year 2019! For full descriptions, check out my article at TheArtsSTL.com! Midsommar Parasite The Lighthouse Portrait of a Lady on Fire An Elephant Sitting Still Transit Uncut Gems One Child Nation The Souvenir The Raft Unfortunately, One...

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Copper Beech Tree

Copper Beech Tree

The Kirkwood community has been very lucky over the years to have the two beautiful and stately copper beech trees located on Kirkwood Public Library grounds.  They have provided shade, homes for birds, and lovely memories for many Kirkwood residents.  Sadly, the...

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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

   This year’s Summer Reading theme was “Discover a World of Stories.” As usual we post several reading challenges for patrons to try.  One of our challenges asked patrons to read authors that were of a different gender, race, sexuality, and nationality from their...

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Explore and Discover Books!

Explore and Discover Books!

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

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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RSS KPL Podcast

  • KPL Podcast January 2020
    Its year two of the KPL podcast Ryan and Jigisha highlight January events as well as a bookclubs and services offered by the library They also discuss favorite books movies and shows of 2019 and what they are excited to read and see in 2020 Listen for a fun episode and let them know what […]
  • KPL Podcast December 2019
    We another wonderful episode for you this month We interview Mike Holley of the Kirkwood Historical Society and he has some great stories about Kirkwood during the 1940s We also have some great programs for you this month and our recommendations to get you in the holiday mood
  • KPL Podcast November 2019
    Its November and its National Native American Heritage Month and National Game and Puzzle Month We have some great recommendations for you this month and Kirkwood Public Library has some great programs for you as well

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