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Book Sale at KPL!


By: Beth von Behren on May 13, 2015 Print This Post

Submitted by Lisa Henry

The Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library will hold a book sale on May 29 and 30 in the Library, 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, Kirkwood. The sale will feature a variety of books, including children’s books, fiction, mystery, history, biography, art, cookbooks, CDs, DVDs, and more.

The hours of the sale are Friday, May 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no entry fee. Book prices are generally in the $.50 to $3.00 range, with payment by cash or check. No credit or debit cards.  All proceeds benefit the Kirkwood Public Library. For further information, call 314-821-5770, x1023, or email

The Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library is an active group of over 400 library fans whose dedication and fund-raising efforts have helped the Library in numerous ways over the years, with everything from increasing materials to supporting programs to purchasing technology and furniture.  Besides collecting book donations and holding regular book sales, they also run the library shop, Books and Beyond.  Stop by the next time you are in the library to say hello and take a peek at the books, cards, and gifts they have to offer!  For more information on how to fundraise and become involved in charitable causes visit the third floor nonfiction section of the library.

Lisa Henry is the Director of Operations and is currently reading Memory Man by David Baldacci.  Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Upcoming Free Family Events in Kirkwood

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By: Courtney Flesch on April 23, 2015 Print This Post

If you’re looking for free things to do with your family, then check out these upcoming events and offerings in Kirkwood! Learn about early literacy practices with your family at Kirkwood Public Library this Friday, April 24th at 7 pm! … Continue reading

Spring Into Kirkwood

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By: Courtney Flesch on April 5, 2015 Print This Post

There are lots of things to look forward to now that spring is here and summer is just around the corner!  Here’s a look at a few of the exciting things happening in Kirkwood as we look forward to warmer … Continue reading

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Kirkwood!


By: Beth von Behren on March 13, 2015 Print This Post

Written by guest writer Lisa Henry The luck of the Irish will be with you when you check out our list of favorite Irish authors and Irish themed books.  We can also help with your planning of the perfect St. … Continue reading

Film Screening at Kirkwood Public Library

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By: Courtney Flesch on March 6, 2015 Print This Post

  Your Kirkwood Public Library is excited to be partnering with the Kirkwood Human Rights Commission to present a screening of the film Alice’s Ordinary People with filmmaker Craig Dudnick. This film follows the story of Alice Tregay and other … Continue reading

Kirkwood Celebrates Art

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By: Courtney Flesch on March 4, 2015 Print This Post

  The Kirkwood Public Library will be hosting an art reception for Susan Zimmerman on Friday March 6th from 5:30-6:30pm. Zimmerman is a local artist currently hosting her “Light through a Window” collection in the library’s art gallery located in the … Continue reading

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Downtown Kirkwood

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By: Courtney Flesch on February 11, 2015 Print This Post

Downtown Kirkwood is hosting Kirkwood Loves You Back, a fun way to explore our local businesses and win prizes!  Stop in to any of the 14 area locations to enter for your chance to win a $25 Downtown Kirkwood gift … Continue reading

Pardon Our Mess

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By: Courtney Flesch on February 7, 2015 Print This Post

The interior of Your Kirkwood Public Library will be getting a face-lift this winter! The Fiction area on the main floor has been painted, and the lower level youth services area is currently getting touched up.  Next up will be … Continue reading

Kirkwood Human Rights Commission Sponsors Essay Contest


By: Beth von Behren on January 23, 2015 Print This Post

The Kirkwood Human Rights Commission will once again hold an Essay Contest for high school students who are juniors during the 2014-2015 school year and enrolled at Kirkwood High School, Vianney High School, Ursuline Academy, or any 11th-grade Kirkwood resident … Continue reading

New Year, New Resolutions

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By: Courtney Flesch on January 14, 2015 Print This Post

With the New Year upon us, a lot of us have resolutions on our minds and things we want to accomplish this year. If one of your resolutions has to do with keeping up with changes in technology, discovering new … Continue reading

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