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.
Below you will find all blog posts displayed together. To narrow posts by age range, please select from the buttons on the right.
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...read more
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...read more
There will be a screening of the new documentary Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook on July 14th! We look forward to our patrons and the League of Women Voters joining our discussion of the film and the topics it presents. For further information on voting rights,...read more
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,...read more
Despite reports to the contrary, I did not fall off the face of the planet and forget about my blog. I did, however, find myself busier than I expected for the holidays, PLUS I had some non-YA reading I wanted to get caught up on before the end...read more
Novelist recently introduced an exciting new feature. You can now search specifically for "Own Voices" titles by typing "SC Own Voices" into the Novelist search bar. "Own Voices" authors share a diverse or marginalized identity or trait with their character. We asked...read more
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...read more
Hi all! I’m Kirsten from KPL’s Reference Department, and I’m kicking off a series of blog posts about #OwnVoices books! As Jigisha discussed in her blog post here, the #OwnVoices discussion was created in 2015 to highlight books written by and...read more
The Library of Congress preserves countless films and has kept a National Film Registry since 1988. In my early blogging days, I tried to review every single one of of them. This task soon proved itself to be too challenging for one writer with...read more
Hi everyone! Check out my full list with descriptions at TheArtsSTL.com!1. Hereditary2. The Favourite3. BlacKkKlansman4. If Beale Street Could Talk5. You Were Never Really Here6. First Reformed7. Happy End8. Blindspotting9. The Rider10. Bisbee '17 ...read more