New Happenings at Kirkwood Public Library

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on October 25, 2016 Print This Post

There’s plenty going on at Kirkwood Public Library. If you haven’t been around in a while, stop by and see these new collections and events we have going on for all ages. You can also check out some of the great changes we’ve made around the library

We are so excited about our partnership with We Stories, a local non-profit group that aims to promote getting families talking about race and racism with their children through the use of children’s literature. We are thrilled to be promoting this at our library through the launch of our new We Stories Kits. These kits include five picture books and an activity that encourage kids and parents to talk about race, equity and inclusion. We also have the whole collection of We Stories books that can be easily found in the catalog just by searching We Stories.

For our teen audience we’re preparing for a ghoulish time at our upcoming Zombie Party on Friday, October 28th from 5:30- 7:00 pm. Come dressed in your best zombie costume! We’ll have a craft that includes making your own zombie hand, snacks and more. Sign up online to reserve your spot.

As part of our 90th Anniversary author series, we are thrilled to have New York Times bestselling author, Curtis Sittenfeld  of Sisterland, American Wife and Prep fame here on Sunday, November 6 at 2 pm. She will be here with her new book Eligible: A Modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Books will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books, and for signing by the author.

Chelsea Bedley is the Assistant Director of Programs and Youth Services and is looking forward to reading Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table, With Recipes by Shauna Niequist. 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