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Women's History Month
From the MeToo movement to the global marches for equality to mothers demanding safer schools, Women’s History Month has never been so meaningful. Here’s a look at how women are using and have used their voices through their writing.

One Author, One Kirkwood Feature: The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
The Island of Sea Women offers up an evocative tale of two best friends whose bonds are both strengthened and tested over decades by forces beyond their control. Set largely on the remote Korean island of Jeju, the narrative follows Young-sook and Mi-ja, girls from strikingly different backgrounds who bond over their shared love of the sea. Working in their village’s all-female diving collective, the two friends come of age in a community where gender roles are anything but typical. Here, women are the primary breadwinners, the heads of household in all but name, and yet, as Mi-ja and Young-sook come to realize, there are limits to their control that can prove devastating.

The Island of Sea Women introduces readers to the remarkably strong and spirited female divers of Jeju Island. It’s also an eye-opening portrait of a country ravaged by decades of conflict and unrest, and a searing examination of the effects that foreign intervention can have on the evolution of a nation and of course individual lives. It asks the eternal questions: How do we find forgiveness? Can we find forgiveness? Booklist has called the novel, “A stupendous multigenerational family saga, See’s latest also provides an enthralling cultural anthropology highlighting the soon-to-be-lost, matriarchal haenyeo phenomenon and an engrossing history of violently tumultuous twentieth-century Korea… Stupendous…Mesmerizing.”

Interested in reading and discussing this book? Books on Tap will have a discussion on Wednesday, April 8th at 7 pm (meeting at 612 Kitchen and Cocktails). Then come meet the author at our One Author, One Kirkwood event on April 22nd at 7 pm in the Theatre at STLCC – Meramec!

For more information about One Author, One Kirkwood vist our website

Support for this program comes from the Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation.


KHS Fine Art Photography Exhibit
Back by popular demand!

KHS Fine Art Photography Exhibit!
Portrait of a Pioneer: Faces of our Future: Fourth Edition

Exhibiting Tuesday, March 3rd through Thursday, April 30th, the students of Kirkwood High School’s Fine Art Photography, a visual art course, will show their art titled Portrait of a Pioneer: Faces of our Future. Focusing on photography as a means of artistic expression, students effectively manipulate the Elements and Principles of Design (line, shape, color, texture, shape, space, form, emphasis, pattern, unity, balance, contrast, and movement) when composing a photo. They learn digital SLR camera settings as well as software editing techniques. Class content encompasses the history of photography, alternative photographic processes, digital photography, preparing photography for a gallery or online, as well as careers in photography. Students are supplied a Canon Rebel t6 camera for in class use. Mrs. Kim Powell and Mr. Byron Rogers from the Visual Art Department teach Fine Art Photography this year at Kirkwood High School. Kirkwood Public Library is proud to the host this exhibit for the fourth year.


Climate Change and Your Health
On Saturday, March 14th at 2pm, join Gary Leabman from the Climate Reality Project to learn how the rapidly changing climate is affecting health and healthcare. Allergists are busier than ever and asthma is affecting more people, especially children. Cases of COPD are on the rise. Deaths and cancer are prevalent in communities near coal fired power plants. And these are just air quality issues! This presentation encourages personal lifestyle changes that can lower your carbon footprint and provide knowledge to make important decisions for yourself and on behalf of future generations.

Music in the Library
On Saturday, April 4th at 2pm, the students of the St. Louis Language Immersion School-Chinese program, presents a program of song and dance. The students from the Chinese school will be performing nursery rhymes, folk songs, New Year songs and popular music in Chinese. They will also share with you ancient Chinese poems through melody in songs. Let's enjoy the beauty of Chinese language and culture!

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Books & Beyond
March Sale!
20% off entire stock of Caspari sets of playing cards and note cards.

Playing Cards -
Originally $16, now $12.80.

Note Cards (8 cards) -
Originally $8.50, now $6.80.

"The Brilliant Reading Rest" -- a colorful way to hold bigger books and tablets!
Originally $30, now $20.

20% off all regular price puzzles.

Lots of items now 50% off and more! Check out our clearance corner!

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