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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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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RSS KPL Podcast

  • KPL Podcast December 2019
    We another wonderful episode for you this month We interview Mike Holley of the Kirkwood Historical Society and he has some great stories about Kirkwood during the 1940s We also have some great programs for you this month and our recommendations to get you in the holiday mood
  • 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