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Upcoming Free Family Events in Kirkwood

Courtney Flesch

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! Babies, toddlers, and their families are invited to come take part in our Family Early Literacy Night where we’ll have activity stations set up that focus on gaining early literacy skills through play, and information for parents on early literacy development at home. Each family that attends will also get a free book!

You can also check out Kirkwood Library’s Family Book Club Kits. Each kit has a theme and contains books that kids, teens, and adults can enjoy, as well as a DVD and a list of activities to do together. See our list of all the Family Book Club Kits here.

Stop by Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 25th at Tillman Elementary. Healthy Kids Day is a national initiative of the YMCA that encourages families to stay active and healthy while having fun! The YMCA will be at Tillman Elementary from 10 am- 12 pm with the Magic House, a variety of outdoor activities and a light snack for kids.  In the event of rain, Healthy Kids day events will take place at the Kirkwood YMCA gym.

The Magic House will hold its next Free Family Night on Friday, May 15. Thanks to Emerson a family of no more than two adults and four children of their own can come to the Magic House and take part in more than 100 hands on exhibits from 5:30-9:00pm.  Free Family Nights are held every third Friday of the month.

Chelsea Bedley is the Assistant Director of Programs and Youth Services. She is currently reading the Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance.  Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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

Celebrate National Blood Donor Month

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

January is National Blood Donor Month. If you are eligible to give blood now is a great time to do it. Some interesting facts about blood include: More than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions in the U.S. and Canada … Continue reading

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