All Aboard: The Kirkwood City Blog

Springtime at the Kirkwood Community Center

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on March 6, 2017 Print This Post

As we swing into spring, the Kirkwood Community Center is buzzing with wonderful free events!

Offered through Kirkwood Public Library, the Kirkwood Safety Series continues its discussion of emergency preparedness for the whole family! The city of Kirkwood’s Director of Safety and Emergency Management, Christian Dunman, will be addressing planning and preparation on Thursday, March 9th from 6:30-7:30pm.

Take a foray into St. Louis’ history in aviation! Join us for St. Louis Aeronauts and Beyond, part of the One Book, One Kirkwood celebration for the book Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon. This exciting historical presentation will take place on Saturday, March 18th from 2:00-3:30pm.

Get into gear with the Hot Wheel and Slot Car Swap meet! Meet other enthusiasts and collectors on Sunday, March 26th from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Finally, join us for the One Book, One Kirkwood Author talk by Ariel Lawhon to discuss her historical novel, Flight of Dreams! On Wednesday, March 29th, the author will join us to discuss our One Book selection for this year.


Heather Arnold works in Reference and Administration at Kirkwood Public Library.  She is currently reading Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome, and dreaming of a float down a lazy river. Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter!


Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on November 9, 2016 Print This Post

WOWbrary offers an exciting new way to enjoy the Kirkwood Public Library! The Library adds many new books, movies and CDs each year. We are proud to now offer you weekly email alerts showing you the newest materials added to … Continue reading

New Happenings at Kirkwood Public Library

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on October 25, 2016 Print This Post

There’s plenty going on at Kirkwood Public Library. If you haven’t been around in a while, stop by and see these new collections and events we have going on for all ages. You can also check out some of the … Continue reading

Trick or Treat in Your Downtown Kirkwood Neighborhood

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on October 11, 2016 Print This Post

The annual Halloween Walk will take place on Thursday October 27th from 5-7pm, so put on your costume and head downtown. Participating businesses will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Kirkwood Public Library is participating in the event and while you … Continue reading

90th Anniversary Author Series at Kirkwood Public Library!

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on September 26, 2016 Print This Post

Mark your calendars for upcoming author events at Kirkwood Public Library in celebration of KPL’s 90th Anniversary! On Monday, October 3rd at 7:00pm, Laura McHugh will be joining us to talk about her new book Arrowood. Arrowood is the most … Continue reading

Change is Coming!!

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on September 9, 2016 Print This Post

The Kirkwood Public Library will be undergoing some minor construction and shifting of sections over the next few months, as a result of the suggestions that came from the 2015 strategic planning process. Upstairs on the third floor we will … Continue reading

City Hall Selfie Day!

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on August 15, 2016 Print This Post

There truly is a holiday for every occasion! Today -Monday, August 15th, 2016- is City Hall Selfie Day! This year you can celebrate the first City Hall selfie day by –you guessed it- taking a selfie in front of city … Continue reading

Get Road Trip Ready with Kirkwood Public Library

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on July 13, 2016 Print This Post

Are we there yet? Kirkwood Public Library offers a number of items and services that can help you plan and enjoy your travels this summer. If you need some assistance planning your vacation check out our travel section located on … Continue reading

Fun on the Fourth!


By: Beth von Behren on June 29, 2016 Print This Post

by Guest Blogger Lisa Henry Celebrate the founding of our nation here in Kirkwood this year!  The Kirkwood Pool will be open from 10 am to 6 pm on July 4th.  Then head on over to the annual Fourth of … Continue reading

Oh boy, is it hot outside!

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on June 21, 2016 Print This Post

In the dog days of summer, don’t forget a great way to stay cool and keep active by visiting the Kirkwood Aquatic Center! With many pools, slides, and classes to choose from, the Kirkwood pool offers something for everyone. You … Continue reading