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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eReader or Tablet?

eReader or Tablet?

Tablets and eReaders...what's the difference? Which one should I buy? How similar are they? These are questions the Technology department at KPL gets asked frequently. There is no real clear answer, because we all have different needs and expectations when it comes to...

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Whoa… Dinosaurs!

Whoa… Dinosaurs!

An excellent resource for 3D models is Thingiverse. Here modelers have shared thousands of free 3D models for use, many of which can be printed on 3D printers. Recently, I found several models of dinosaur skeleton puzzles including a Velocirapter. Normally these...

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A Brief History of 3D Printing at KPL

A Brief History of 3D Printing at KPL

3D Printing is all the rage these days. You can see examples of it on the news often, from stories about 3D printed cars to artificial limbs. Many 3D printers can now print in materials other than plastics, such as flexible nylon, metal, wood and even food-based...

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  • 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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