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December and January Happenings in Kirkwood

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on December 20, 2014 Print This Post

It’s a busy time of year, so be sure to mark your calendars for these exciting upcoming events:

For some Christmas cheer before the big day, strap on the ice skates and come Skate With Santa!
Santa is coming to the Kirkwood Ice Arena for a visit! Come skate with him during the public session! Normal admission policies and prices apply. Saturday December 20th, 1:30-4 pm.

The Downtown Kirkwood Winter Fireworks Festival returns this year and is scheduled for Saturday, December 27. Before the fireworks display, local musical group Project 324 will perform at Station Plaza and dancers from West County Swing Dance Club, U Can Dance Studio and Downtown Kirkwood’s Lucille Rapp Dance Studio will also perform at Station Plaza. Entertainment at Station Plaza will take place on two stages from 5-6:30 p.m. Fireworks display begins at 6:30 p.m. from Kirkwood City Hall. Unfavorable Weather Date: December 28

Stop by the Children’s Room at your Kirkwood Library anytime between 1 and 3 pm on Monday December 29th for a December Holiday Hunt. You’ll hunt for clues, solve riddles and win a prize!


Think warm thoughts and get organized for summer by attending How to Get a Summer Job with the U.S. Government on Saturday, January 3, 2015 2 pm at your Kirkwood Library. Do you like to work outside, work at campgrounds, state parks?  Find out how to apply for these very popular jobs.


And get ready to head back to school by snuggling up with a furry Champ Reading Dog in the Children’s Room at the library, Sunday January 4th, 3-4 pm.


Sarah Erwin is the Library Director and is currently reading Magic in the Mix by Annie Barrows.  Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Library Elf Now Available at Kirkwood Public Library

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By: Courtney Flesch on December 14, 2014 Print This Post

Santa’s elves are extra busy this time of year.  Aside from making presents, did you know that they are working hard to help you and avoid fines at the library? Here are the top 5 reasons you should sign up … Continue reading

Brrrr….It’s COLD Outside


By: Beth von Behren on December 1, 2014 Print This Post

Stuck Indoors?  Check out these FUN family events coming up in Kirkwood. by Chelsea Bedley Winter is here, which means it’s getting cold and snowy, making it harder to send the kids outside to play. If you’re beginning to feel … Continue reading

Family Book Club Kits Now Available At Kirkwood Public Library

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By: Courtney Flesch on November 26, 2014 Print This Post

Make it a family book night with Kirkwood Public Library. We now have Family Book Club Kits available on our book caboose. Inside each kit find a selection of reading materials for all ages from child to adult on a … Continue reading


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By: Courtney Flesch on November 15, 2014 Print This Post

Deadlines: December2 (with North Pole Postmark)and December16 (Final) The Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library will again sponsor its “Letter from Santa” program. The Santa Letter is an annual fundraiser for the Library but it also helps Kris Kringle with … Continue reading

Halloween Comes to Kirkwood

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By: Courtney Flesch on October 29, 2014 Print This Post

Celebrate Halloween with the Kirkwood community during the annual Halloween Walk on Thursday October 30th from 5-7pm. Dress up in your wickedest costumes and go trick or treating in Downtown Kirkwood. Go here for a full list of participating locations … Continue reading

Preschool Fair at Kirkwood Public Library

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By: Courtney Flesch on October 25, 2014 Print This Post

Preschool Fair Looking for a great preschool for your child can be a bit of a daunting task, but with the help of Kirkwood Public Library you can get to know some great schools in Kirkwood all at once. The … Continue reading

Celebrate National Friends of the Library Week

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By: Courtney Flesch on October 19, 2014 Print This Post

It’s National Friends of the Library Week October 19-25, and on behalf of the library, I would like to take a moment to thank the Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library for all their hard work throughout the year!  Since … Continue reading

Growing Up in St. Louis


By: Beth von Behren on October 3, 2014 Print This Post

I belong to a Facebook group called “You Know You’re From St. Louis When…”   It’s fun to read what other people remember about their youth in this beautiful city.  I also belong to a similar group, called “You Know You’re … Continue reading

Harriet the Spy Turns 50


By: Beth von Behren on September 23, 2014 Print This Post

Harriet the Spy was my favorite childhood book.  I must have read it three, maybe four times, and I still have my dog-eared copy from childhood somewhere on one my shelves.  When my daughter was about 8 years old, I … Continue reading

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