Kirkwood Public Library’s Staff Blog & Podcast

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.

Visit our Podcasts.com webpage for the latest in KPL Podcasts or see our recent podcasts in the RSS reed below.

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.

Visit our Podcasts.com webpage for the latest in KPL Podcasts or jump to our recent podcasts in the RSS reed below.

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Diversity: Latinx (Own Voices)

Diversity: Latinx (Own Voices)

Latinx is a gender-neutral term that is generally used to refer to peoples living in the United States that either hail or are descended from regions such as Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Central and South America. The following books feature...

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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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Emma’s Favorite Books of 2018

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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Spotlight: Summer Reading Challenge

Spotlight: Summer Reading Challenge

Are you logging those reading minutes? There's still plenty of time to earn your prizes and get more chance tickets! And even if you've already hit 100 hours (congratulations!), you can still complete our remaining challenges, each one worth an additional chance...

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Read A-likes: Dog Man

Read A-likes: Dog Man

What do you do if all of the Dog Man books are checked out?! While you can always place any of them on hold, as you're waiting why not try one of these other great series? Filled with wacky animal adventures, thrilling mysteries, and zany antics, fans of Dog Man are...

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Parent Power: Anxiety

Parent Power: Anxiety

Many kids struggle with anxiety. School performance, family life, questions over emerging identities, separations and divorce, body-image: these and many other issues can create a pervasive and overwhelming sense of insecurity and helplessness, and kids (and adults)...

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Read A-likes: Harry Potter

Read A-likes: Harry Potter

If you'd like to request the first book in any of these series, follow these links and select "Place Request." A Wizard of Earthsea Magyk Akata Witch Midnight for Charlie Bone The Iron Trial The Unwanteds Have any other Harry Potter read a-like suggestions? Sound off...

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RSS KPL Podcast

  • 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 […]
  • KPL Podcast August 2019
    The August 2019 podcast for the Kirkwood Public Library features programs services and of course our book and movie recommendations We interview Courtney Flesch our Director of Customer Service who has some fun stories about the library Have your ever wondered what the strangest thing was left in the library dropbox or what people use […]
  • KPL Podcast July 2019
    It that time again The July KPL podcast brings you all the amazing programming that Kirkwood library for adults and youth This month we have a great interview with Dan Sullivan about his work with the library and about his music He recorded in the intro and outro of this podcast for us As always […]

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