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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What’s on Kanopy?

What’s on Kanopy?

It's been a while since I've browsed Kanopy. Upon revisiting the catalogue, I discovered tons of new titles, There's still no way many of us will go to a theater, so if you're looking for a free and easy to use streaming experience with both quantity and quality, come...

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Movies to Watch During Black History Month

Movies to Watch During Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a chance to turn particular attention to the culture and experiences of the Black community in America. Often we use this month to talk about the injustices and trauma that have been a constant theme throughout Black History, and still...

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New DVDs at KPL

New DVDs at KPL

Buoyancy A 14-year-old Cambodian boy leaves home in search of a better life but is sold to a Thai broker and enslaved on a fishing trawler. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around him, he realises his only hope of freedom is to become as violent as his...

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Best Movies of 2020

Best Movies of 2020

For full descriptions, check out my article for TheArtsSTL! I'm Thinking of Ending Things First Cow A Girl Missing The Hottest August Dogs Don't Wear Pants Miss Juneteenth The Mole Agent The Invisible Man Feels Good Man Deerskin Honorable Mentions Tesla- A bungled...

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New DVDs at KPL 11/2

New DVDs at KPL 11/2

The Amulet Babyteeth Bad Education Cane River Cursed Films Deerskin This is a truly bizarre film. It's 70 minutes long, so while it may be alienating to some, I give it a full recommendation because it will not take up much of your time. If you remember Jean Dujardin...

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KPL Podcast

Have you been listening to the KPL Podcast? If not you are missing out! Apart from reviews and library news, nearly each week Jigisha and Ryan chat with award winning authors who share their creative process with us. Find the KPL Podacst on Buzzsprout or wherever you get your podcasts!

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