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Film Screening: Procession

Kirkwood Public Library will be screening the documentary, Procession, by documentary filmmaker and Mizzou professor Robert Greene on Sunday, May 22nd at 2:00 PM. The director and two subjects will attend virtually for a Q&A after the screening. Greene’s previous works, such as Kate Plays Christine and Bisbee ’17, garnered positive critical…

RFID at KPL!

We’re always looking for ways to improve your library experience, and thanks to a grant we received, we’ve been hard at work tagging thousands of library materials and books with RFID tags. These tags will make many library processes more efficient and fast, saving you time at checkout, and your…

Award-Winning novelist, Diana Abu-Jaber chosen for One Author, One Kirkwood 2022

Award-Winning novelist, Diana Abu-Jaber chosen for One Author, One Kirkwood 2022 Her latest novel, ‘Fencing with the King’ releases March 15th, event to be held April 6th at the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center   Kirkwood, MO: On April 6th, Kirkwood Public Library will welcome Diana Abu-Jaber as the One Author,…

The Viewing Booth

On March 10th, we’ll be holding a screening of the 2019 documentary, The Viewing Booth with director Ra’anan Alexandrowicz. Here’s the event on our calendar where you can sign up to get a reminder! https://kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org/blog/event/film-screening-the-viewing-booth/?instance_id=34224 Alexandrowicz is an Israeli filmmaker who has explored the Palestinian perspective in several of his documentaries….

A New Resource for Families and Caregivers

The Kirkwood Public Library has recently purchased reading materials specifically designed for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments.  You may not realize that individuals facing these cognitive challenges often still want to read, even as they advance to later stages of the disease. Many of these adults become…

Mark Twain 2020-2021 Nominee Book Reviews: Squint, by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

This post originally appeared on Facebook on April 11 and has been republished to the Kirkwood Public Library’s Feed a Reader Blog. If you are in grades 4-6, you are eligible to vote on one of the nominated Mark Twain Award books for 2020-2021.  The Mark Twain Award is presented…

Micro-Fiction Contest Winners

The Kirkwood Public Library is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Teen Micro Fiction Writing Contest! We were fortunate to receive and read many submissions, all 500 words or less. Below, you can find the first, second, and third place winners’ stories. First Place: A Family I Know…

Book List – African Voices in Children’s Literature

The Kirkwood Public Library strongly believes in the power of stories, especially with a collection that reflects the many, diverse voices in children’s literature. Below is a list of selected picture books and chapter books for children that are written by authors from various countries in Africa. All of these…

Book List: Indigenous Voices of North America in Children’s Literature

The Kirkwood Public Library strongly believes in the power of stories, especially with a collection that reflects the many, diverse voices in children’s literature. Below is a list of selected picture books and chapter books for children that are written by Indigenous authors and illustrators.. All of these books are…

Books to Read if You Like Mercy Watson

Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen’s Mercy Watson series has charmed readers with its loveable title character as well as the unique residents of Deckawoo Drive. If you have read all of the Mercy Watson books and are craving books similar in style and story, check out one of these read-a-likes!  …

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