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By: Courtney Flesch on September 26, 2016
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 ornate of the grand historical houses that line the Mississippi river in southern Iowa. The house has a mystery it has never revealed: it’s where two small twin girls were abducted twenty years ago. Now their older sister Arden has inherited Arrowood, and she returns to her childhood home determined to establish what really happened to her sisters that traumatic summer. Arrowood is a powerful and resonant novel that examines the ways in which our lives are shaped by memory.
McHugh’s debut novel, The Weight of Blood, won both the 2015 International Thriller Writers award and a Silver Falchion award for best first novel.
On Sunday, November 6th at 2:00pm, Curtis Sittenfeld will be visiting the Library to talk about her new book Eligible.
This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray…
Sittenfeld is the author of the bestselling novels Sisterland, American Wife, Prep, and The Man of My Dreams, which have been translated into twenty-five languages.
Left Bank Books will be on hand at both events for those who would like to purchase a copy of the books for signing.
Emma DeLooze-Klein is the Director of Adult & Community Services at the Kirkwood Public Library. She is currently reading The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie.
By: Courtney Flesch on September 9, 2016
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
By: Courtney Flesch on August 15, 2016
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
By: Courtney Flesch on July 13, 2016
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
By: Beth von Behren on June 29, 2016
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
By: Courtney Flesch on June 21, 2016
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
By: Courtney Flesch on June 9, 2016
Your Kirkwood Public Library is always trying to stay on the forefront of technology, whether it be new software, equipment or programs. We want to be a place where you can connect with tech, like being able to check out … Continue reading
By: Courtney Flesch on May 24, 2016
Kirkwood is full of fun summer events! Check out the list below for a highlight of activities and events coming soon! Stages Premier: It Shoulda Been You You are cordially invited to join us for what is certain to … Continue reading
By: Courtney Flesch on May 19, 2016
The Summer Reading program at your Kirkwood Public Library kicks off this Sat. May 21st, 10 am – Noon with a fun filled celebration! We’ll have the Bubble Bus, River Bound Band, and Smoothie King smoothies, as well as activity … Continue reading
By: Courtney Flesch on May 5, 2016
This Saturday May 7th, your Kirkwood Public Library presents a very special author event! At the Barnes and Noble in Ladue (click here for a map), famed author and St. Louis native Elaine Viets will be signing her new book … Continue reading