Spooktacular Happenings in Kirkwood!

Courtney Flesch

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 to stop at your Kirkwood Public Library for some seasonal reading or frightful films to keep you up at night!  We have a collection of Hot Halloween DVDs located with our regular Hot DVDs on the main floor across from the circulation desk that includes classic horror, kids’ favorites, as well as new supernatural tales.  Just a few sections over you can find the latest Hot Reads titles that will include the newest mysteries, suspense and horror, guaranteed to have you keeping the lights on!

You can also help make the Library festive by decorating a pumpkin to display in the Library.  Real pumpkins are allowed as long as they are not carved. Craft pumpkins may be carved. We are looking for anything creative, maybe Kirkwood or literary-themed or just plain spooky!

We also have some fun upcoming events.  On Monday, October 19 at 7 pm Dave Riordan of Riordan Travels will discuss bizarre and spooky stories from the past, including the Great St. Louis fire, the exorcism that sparked a famous movie, the Cholera epidemic, Bloody Island and so much more!  On Saturday, October 24 at 1:30 pm there will be eerily easy craft projects in the youth services department and on Wednesday October 28 at 7 pm the monthly craft series for adults will tackle making paper pumpkin centerpieces.  Don’t forget to stop by the Library when you are going on the Halloween Walk for some treats!  For more information on our programs check our website.  There will be something for everyone in October at your Kirkwood Public Library!


Lisa Henry is the Director of Operations and is currently reading Memory Man by David Baldacci.  Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



Courtney Flesch

Written by Courtney Flesch