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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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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Best Films of 2018!

Best Films of 2018!

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 ...

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RSS KPL Podcast

  • 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
  • KPL Podcast October 2019
    This month we have a great episode for you We got the usual discussion of programs services and bookclubs In addition we interview local author and historian Steven Brawley Courtney Flesch is back to do a deep dive into all things Halloween
  • KPL Podcast- September 2019
    Time for a new KPL podcast episode In this months podcast Ryan and Jigisha discuss the new programs and events for September We interview Shannon McLean our resident dungeon master We talk about roll playing games that Shannon runs for our teens Ryan and I discuss National Hispanic Heritage month and recommend some great books […]

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