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October Kirkwood Happenings

Courtney Flesch

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

While there’s so much for families to do around the St. Louis area in October, don’t forget to look in your own backyard for happenings in Kirkwood! Star Wars lovers can head over to the library on Saturday, October 10th for our Star Wars Read-a-Thon! Add to the collective reading time in the library, destroy the Death Star, and make your own Wookie Cookie and Star Wars thumbprint art. The Library will be at the Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm for Imagination FRUIT station in partnership with the Parks Department. Look for stories, crafts and games and then browse around the market for some fresh produce and goods to bring home. For families that love board games, Friday, October 23rd from 7- 8pm families are invited to play in a Life Sized Family Game Night. Travel your way through Peppermint Forest and Gumdrop pass in our giant version of Candy Land!

With the weather getting chillier there’s no better time than to cozy up with a great book. Kids can check out our blog Feed a Reader to find their next great read, teens can find read a likes and more on Teen Connection, and adults can look for a review on a variety of genres on KPL Staff Reads. If you love a good book discussion, try out one of our book clubs! There’s fun for adults at our Books and Tap book group hosted at Mike Duffy’s Pub and Grill on Wednesday, October 14th from 7:00-8:30 pm. This month we’ll be discussing The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl. Teens can share their love for Japanese culture and more at our Graphic Novel Book Club on Friday, October 16th from 3-4 pm. This month we’ll be discussing Sword Art Online while we enjoy some snacks. Kids grades 6-8 and parents looking to read a great book together can come to our Family Book Club on Monday, October 12th from 7:00-7:45 pm. We’ll be discussing the riveting Sophia’s War: a Tale of Revolution by Avi.


Chelsea Bedley is the Assistant Director of Programs and Youth Services and is currently reading This May Sound Crazy by Abigail Breslin. Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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By: Courtney Flesch on September 30, 2015 Print This Post

It’s that time of year when the air is getting cooler, leaves are turning colors, and our thoughts are turning to costume ideas and pumpkin decorating.  While you are at the Farmer’s Market looking for that perfect pumpkin, be sure … Continue reading

The Emerald Ash Borer: An Update


By: Beth von Behren on August 26, 2015 Print This Post

You may remember reading about the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), first in the state, and more recently in the St. Louis region.  In March 2013, the City included an informational flyer on the EAB in the monthly … Continue reading

Book Sale at the Library this Friday and Saturday!


By: Beth von Behren on August 25, 2015 Print This Post

Submitted by Lisa Henry The Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library will hold a book sale on August 28 and 29 in the Library, 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, Kirkwood. The sale will feature a variety of books, including children’s books, … Continue reading

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By: Beth von Behren on August 21, 2015 Print This Post

Submitted by Sarah Erwin, Kirkwood Public Library Director As a reward for reading all summer long, students at Educare YWCA Headstart each earned a special treat – a bag of books to take home. The books are on a variety … Continue reading

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

It’s hard to believe it’s already August! Here at Kirkwood Public Library we’ve been enjoying the busy swirl of activity, programs, and patrons participating in the summer reading program, which comes to an end this Saturday, August 8th. Though it … Continue reading

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By: Courtney Flesch on August 1, 2015 Print This Post

     Summer Reading at Kirkwood Public Library goes through August 8th, so there is still time to sign up, log books, and pick up prizes. You can log everything you have read back through May 16th. Did you go … Continue reading

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

The month of July is a great time to get out, explore Kirkwood, and participate in fun summer events! Here is a look at some great things happening this month! What could be better than a summer concert? Check out … Continue reading

New Wifi at Kirkwood Public Library!


By: Beth von Behren on July 6, 2015 Print This Post

The Kirkwood Public Library recently replaced its wireless Internet network, thanks to the receipt of a grant.  A Technology Mini Grant awarded the library $5,236 to replace the hardware and software necessary to provide a wireless connection.  The Library now … Continue reading

New Awesome Box Book Return at the Kirkwood Public Library

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By: Courtney Flesch on June 29, 2015 Print This Post

The Kirkwood Public Library has added a new member to its family, the AWESOME BOX!!! This cute monster is located in the main lobby area of Kirkwood Public Library and is a place to return material that you read, watch, … Continue reading