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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 enrolled elsewhere, as well as all 11th-grade home-schooled students who live in Kirkwood. The deadline to submit an essay is February 20. Please click here to download the press release with the full guidelines, rules, and judging criteria.

Your Kirkwood Public Library is the best place to go for help with essays such as this!  We have writing guides and style manuals to help with the formatting of your essay, as well as plenty of books on the topic.  Visit the third floor nonfiction section to find titles such as Get Wise!  Mastering Writing Skills, The Chicago Manual of Style, and Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction.  While upstairs check out The Civil Rights Movement: an Illustrated History, Freedom Walkers, and The Invisible Line: a Secret History of Race in America.  Your Kirkwood Public Library can provide inspiration and guidance in all of your creative projects and scholastic endeavors!

~ This guest blog was submitted by Lisa Henry, Director of Operations for Kirkwood Public Library. Lisa is currently reading Notes from the Midnight Visitor, by Jordan Sonnenblick. Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson avenue, or call 821-5770. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter. 

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

December and January Happenings in Kirkwood

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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 … Continue reading

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

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