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The KPL Podcast has a brand new home! Find brand new episodes weekly at or wherever you get your podcast! This episode of the KPL Podcast takes a look at two of our favorite topics. Books and Lifelong Learning. So we are joined by "Crazy Rich Asians" author, Kevin Kwan to discuss his latest novel "Sex and Vanity. " Then stick around for the next offering in our ongoing civics segment as we discuss elections with Missouri Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft. Enjoy this episode that is equal parts entertaining and educational!Books mentioned in the Podcast1. A Room with a View by E.M. Forester2. The Last Kings of Shanghai by Jonathan Kaufman3. A Beautiful Crime by Christopher Bollen4. Orient by Christopher Bollen5. Destroyer by Christopher Bollen6. For the Glory by Ducan Hamilton
The KPL Podcast has a brand new home! Find brand new episodes weekly at or wherever you get your podcast! Welcome to the paranormal romance themed episode of the KPL Podcast! This week we are joined by national bestselling and local author Laurell K. Hamilton, we will be discussing the newest title in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series, Sucker Punch! Jigisha and Ryan will also recommend some of their favorite supernatural romance titles and discuss future programming. This episode of the KPL Podcast is one to sink your fangs into!Recommendations:1. Pitbull by Bronwen Dickey2. Pack of Two by Caroline Knapp3. Disc World by Terry Prachett4. Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs5. Dark Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon6. Pushing Daisies7. What We Do In the Shadows
Welcome back. It's the library episode, Ryan and Jigisha interview MLA president Cindy Dudenhoffer. She discusses the importance of libraries in our communities and how libraries are adaptable and evolve to continue to provide access to resources.  For the virtual conference visit  Next we interview bestselling author Fiona Davis about her new book, The Lions of 5th Ave.  A historical fiction and mystery set in the New York Public Library.  Please visit her website to learn about the launch event mentioned in the podcast,  Lastly go on short world tour of libraries around the world.  The 10 Weirdest and Most Wonderful Libraries in the WorldRecommended booksTeach Boldly: Use Edtech for Social Good by Jennifer WilliamsA Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank GreenThe Plaza by Julie SatowThe Daughters of Foxcote Manor by Eva ChaseThe Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
It's time for another exciting adventure of the KPL Podcast. This week we speak with author and podcaster Clint McElroy of the Adventure Zone. We discuss his most recent title Adventure Zone Vol 3: Petals to the Metal. Jigisha and Ryan also provide fantasy themed recommendations, upcoming program information, and much more. Even everyone's favorite cleric Merle Highchurch makes a visit. This laughter filled episode is ready for you to enjoy!  Website: Books mentioned in the podcast:The Witchwood CrownMagic for Liars by Sara GaileyCritical Roll Vox Machina by Matthew ColvilleThe Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine HarrisWheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Welcome to another episode of the KPL podcast.  Ryan and Jigisha will also provide their #ownvoices recommendations this week.  The Library has a great collection of ownvoices titles.   This week we speak to One Author One Kirkwood Lisa See.  She'll discuss her most recent book, Island of Sea Women". Please listen and learn more about the amazing female divers of the Island of Jeju.  Please visit her website: , Instagram: lisasee_writer, Facebook: lisaseebooksRecommendations1. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri2. The Marriage Game by Sara Desai3. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo4. Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan5. A Burning by Megha Majumdar
In this week's episode Ryan and Jigisha talk about historical fiction novels.  They have some great recommendations for you if you love that genre of books. They also interview bestselling author Kim Michele Richardson on her latest book, Book Woman of Troublesome Creek.  This book is Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s. A timeless story about courage, grit, and the power of books.  Please visit Kim Michele Richardson's website to learn more. Recommendations:Oona Out of Order by Margarite MontimoreEvery Bone a Prayer by Ashley BloomsThe Lost Girls of Paris by Pam JenoffLady Clementine by Marie BenedictStep up to the Plate Maria Singh by Uma KrishnaswamiI Claudius
Welcome back to another episode of the KPL Podcast. This week we have special guest Mary Kay Andrews telling us her latest book titled, "Hello Summer", Ryan and Jigisha give their recommendations for for summer beach reads.  Links to movies and books mentioned in the podcast. Hello Summer by Mary Kay AndrewsGhost World The Engineer's Wife by Tracy Enerson WoodOne Perfect Summer by Brenda Novak
June is Pride month and 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Pride Month Celebrations.   This week we have Steven Brawley founder of the St Louis LGBTQ History project and author of "Gay and Lesbian St. Louis".  He discusses some of his recommendations for Pride month. Our other special guest is Eric Cervini the author of "The Deviant's War, The Homosexual vs The United States of America".  Please have a listen to two great authors.LGBTQIA+ authors, writers, journalists, playwrights, and poets who have called St. Louis homeOn the Outside A Story of Female to Male Transition and Therapy when you don't believe in Therapy By Terry WillitsFarm Boy to City Girl by John (Gene) DawsonThe Book of Pride by Mason FunkNaturally Tan by Tan FranceAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets to the Universe by Benjamin Alire SaenzPrincess Cyd
Hello again.  This week we have local mystery writer Lynn Cahoon as our special guest.  She will be discussing her newest book from her Tourist Trap Mystery Series: Murder in Waiting.  The book will release June 30th.  She also writes the Farm to Fork Mystery Series, The Cat Latimer Mystery Series, and the Kitchen Witch Mystery Series.  You will not run out of books from this author.  Please visit her website at Also the Missouri Arts Council has virtual events starting this week from Shakespeare adaptations to a Quarantine Concert.  Please visit their website at to get the list of events.
Hi Everyone,Ryan and Jigisha have another episode for you.  This week we discuss, programming, the dial-a-story, and curbside services.  Don't forget summer reading is going strong, so log those page reads into your account and earn some prizes.  Lastly, in this week's recommendation section you'll learn about some titles regarding #blacklivesmatter. If you want to know more about the current events that happening right now then check out some of the recommendations. 
Welcome to another episode of the KPL Podcast.  Curbside pick has started for the KPL library, be sure to listen to learn more about this new service the library is offering.  Our library Director Christa van Herreweghe discusses curbside pickup.  This week for recommendations we are discusses book and/or movies that had a impact or made us think about things differently.  Ryan, Jigisha, and Christa will discuss books and movies that impacted them.
The KPL library has a great episode for you this week.  Ryan and Jigisha interview bestselling author Erik Larson about his new book The Splendid and the Vile. The book is about Winston Churchill's first year as Prime Minister of England during World War II.  Erik has some wonderful stories about Churchill and he talks about how he came to write the book and his process for choosing a topic.  Please have a listen to this wonderful author. 
Hello again,  In this week's episode Ryan and Jigisha discuss upcoming virtual programs, more new services, and their thoughts on movie adaptations of books. Enjoy and don't forget Summer Reading just started and you can signup at the Kirkwood Library webpage. 
It's the start of summer reading on May 16.  We'll tell you how to sign up for summer reading for both you and your kids.  The library is offering a new service called remote IT for patrons that need remote tech help.  In addition, Ryan and Jigisha tell you about some of the books coming out this summer that they are looking forward to reading. Throughout the podcast, there is a narration of The Million Dollar Bond Robbery by Agatha Christie. 
Ryan and Jigisha are back with another weekly episode.  This week they discuss Creativebug, a subscription service provided by the library for patrons.  If you're a creative person that likes to make things then check out CreativeBug at  Programming is back, it's happening virtually.  Visit our website and click on calendar of events.  You'll be able to see what's available and register for the program you wish to attend virtually.  Lastly, Ryan and Jigisha talk about International Nurses Day (May 12) and Star Wars day (May 4th) and give books and movie recommendations based on both. 
We're back with another great episode.  May 4- May 10 2020 is children's book week.  We interview local children's book author Amy Sklansky about her new book "These Little Piggies go to the Beach" and Amy reads two her poems titled: "Sweet Hearts" and "My Pet Poem".  We discuss the various social media programming from the youth department and lastly Ryan and Jigisha discuss some of their favorite children's books. 
Hi Everyone, We're back with another episode of the KPL podcast. This week we bring you a previously recorded interview with colleague Dan Sullivan and music recommendations that we have on our playlist.  Have a listen and learn something new about artists and/or music genres you may not know. 
This week's episode is about wellness for you during the quarantine.  We have two interviews, one with colleague Laurel Hayes.  She talks about meditation and it's benefits.  Laurel has a daily meditation open to everyone.  We also speak to Theresa Ebling about staying healthy.  She provided us with a list of useful resources that are listed below.  Lastly, Ryan and Jigisha talk about other podcasts that they listen to and that their coworkers recommend.  
Hello,  We're back with another episode of the KPL podcast.  In this episode we suggest websites that will keep you informed of the COVID19 virus and also information about the City of Kirkwood.  The library wants to know what you are doing during the quarantine and what your fellow Kirkwood residents are doing.  The library created an archive that you can submit documents, pictures, audio files and video files.  Here is the website for submission:  .  Please share and let us know what you are doing.
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Cynthia Filiberto

This makes me so happy, I absolutely adore Clint! Thank you for sharing this.

Jul 30th
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