KPL “Tech It Out” Blog

Here at Kirkwood Public Library we never stop innovating. We give our community access to the leading edge of trends and technology, and we are constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of our community. We contribute to the library world and are a recognized leader among community libraries.

We value learning, and we inspire our patrons to be lifelong learners. On this Technology Blog, we post about the innovations in technology we are pursuing at the Library. We blog on topics of interest to our users and will use our experiences to assist our readers with important technology, both important and necessary.

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Introducing Kanopy

Introducing Kanopy

For anyone looking for an alternative to Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming sites, the Kirkwood Public Library has just acquired Kanopy, a rapidly emerging service with a high-quality selection. Kanopy is only offered to Kirkwood Patrons, but the St. Louis County...

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Grant Provides New Makerbot 3D Printer

Grant Provides New Makerbot 3D Printer

We are very interested in 3D technology and feel it plays an integral part with the Library’s role in our community – that of a place where innovation is sought and made available to the public for experimentation and exploration. We launched 3D printing as a service...

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VHS to DVD

VHS to DVD

How many of you have old VHS tapes or 8mm cassettes lying around that you can no longer watch? How many of you are like me and want to show your significant other how cute you were when you were little, or want to relive those special moments from years ago? Well, did...

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Valentine Film Picks

Valentine Film Picks

A hearty hello to all you wonderful patrons! Can you believe we are less than two weeks away Valentine’s Day? It sure did sneak up. If you are anything like me a sense of dread wells up every time your love says those two words “Romantic Comedy”.  With that in mind,...

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The Dangers of Ransomware

The Dangers of Ransomware

As some may already be aware, the St. Louis Public Library's computer system has been hit with a ransomware attack which has disabled all 700 of their computers. Ransonware is no laughing matter and effects countless numbers of individuals and organizations annually....

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RSS KPL Podcast

  • KPL Podcast July 2020 Week Special Guest Mary Kay Andrews
    Welcome back to another episode of the KPL Podcast. This week we have special guest Mary Kay Andrews telling us her latest book titled, "Hello Summer", Ryan and Jigisha give their recommendations for for summer beach reads. Links to movies and books mentioned in the podcast. Hello Summer by Mary Kay AndrewsGhost World The Engineer's […]
  • KPL Podcast June 2020 Week 4 Pride Month with Special Guests Steven Brawley and Eric Cervini
    June is Pride month and 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Pride Month Celebrations. This week we have Steven Brawley founder of the St Louis LGBTQ History project and author of "Gay and Lesbian St. Louis". He discusses some of his recommendations for Pride month. Our other special guest is Eric Cervini the author of […]
  • KPL Podcast June 2020 Week 3 Special Guest Lynn Cahoon
    Hello again. This week we have local mystery writer Lynn Cahoon as our special guest. She will be discussing her newest book from her Tourist Trap Mystery Series: Murder in Waiting. The book will release June 30th. She also writes the Farm to Fork Mystery Series, The Cat Latimer Mystery Series, and the Kitchen Witch […]

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