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.



Courtney Flesch

Written by Courtney Flesch