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Ryan Drinkard and Jigisha Patel
The Kirkwood Public Library Podcast highlights programs and events that are happening at the library every month from meditation workshop, tech programs, to book clubs.
Jul 28, 2021
A new home for the KPL Podcast
The KPL Podcast has a new home please visit us at www.kplpodcast.buzzsprout or various podcast directories like iTunes, Google Podcast, Spotify, and many more.
Jul 28, 2021
KPL Podcast August 2020 Week with Special Guest Kevin Kwan and Jay Ashcroft
The KPL Podcast has a brand new home! Find brand new episodes weekly at https://kplpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ 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 Podcast 1. A Room with a View by E.M. Forester 2. The Last Kings of Shanghai by Jonathan Kaufman 3. A Beautiful Crime by Christopher Bollen 4. Orient by Christopher Bollen 5. Destroyer by Christopher Bollen 6. For the Glory by Ducan Hamilton
Aug 5, 2020
KPL Podcast August 2020 Week 1 with Special Guest Laurell K. Hamilton
The KPL Podcast has a brand new home! Find brand new episodes weekly at https://kplpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ 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 Dickey 2. Pack of Two by Caroline Knapp 3. Disc World by Terry Prachett 4. Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs 5. Dark Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon 6. Pushing Daisies 7. What We Do In the Shadows
Jul 29, 2020
KPL Podcast July 2020 Week 5 Special Guest Fiona Davis and Cindy Dudenhoffer
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 www.molib.org 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, www.fionadavis.net. Lastly go on short world tour of libraries around the world. The 10 Weirdest and Most Wonderful Libraries in the World Recommended books Teach Boldly: Use Edtech for Social Good by Jennifer Williams A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green The Plaza by Julie Satow The Daughters of Foxcote Manor by Eva Chase The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
Jul 22, 2020
KPL Podcast July 2020 Week 4 with Special Guest Clint McElroy
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: www.themcelroy.family Books mentioned in the podcast: The Witchwood Crown Magic for Liars by Sara Gailey Critical Roll Vox Machina by Matthew Colville The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Jul 16, 2020
KPL Podcast July 2020 Week 3 with Special Guest Lisa See
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: www.lisasee.com , Instagram: lisasee_writer, Facebook: lisaseebooks Recommendations 1. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri 2. The Marriage Game by Sara Desai 3. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo 4. Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan 5. A Burning by Megha Majumdar
Jul 8, 2020
KPL Podcast July 2020 Week 2 Special Guest Kim Michele Richardson
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 Montimore Every Bone a Prayer by Ashley Blooms The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict Step up to the Plate Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswami I Claudius
Jul 1, 2020
KPL Podcast July 2020 Week Special Guest Mary Kay Andrews
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 Andrews Ghost World The Engineer's Wife by Tracy Enerson Wood One Perfect Summer by Brenda Novak
Jun 25, 2020
KPL Podcast June 2020 Week 4 Pride Month with Special Guests Steven Brawley and Eric Cervini
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 home On the Outside A Story of Female to Male Transition and Therapy when you don't believe in Therapy By Terry Willits Farm Boy to City Girl by John (Gene) Dawson The Book of Pride by Mason Funk Naturally Tan by Tan France Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets to the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz Princess Cyd
Jun 17, 2020
KPL Podcast June 2020 Week 3 Special Guest Lynn Cahoon
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 https://www.lynncahoon.com/ Also the Missouri Arts Council has virtual events starting this week from Shakespeare adaptations to a Quarantine Concert. Please visit their website at www.missouriartscouncil.org/virtual-arts-events/ to get the list of events.
Jun 10, 2020
KPL Podcast June 2020 week 2 Black Lives Matter
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.
Jun 4, 2020
KPL Podcast June 2020 week 1 Curbside begins
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.
May 27, 2020
KPL Podcast May 2020 Week 5 Special Guest Erik Larson
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.
May 20, 2020
KPL Podcast May 2020 Week 4
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.
May 13, 2020
KPL Podcast May 2020 Week 3
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.
May 6, 2020
KPL Podcast May 2020 Week 2
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 www.kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org. 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.
Apr 29, 2020
KPL Podcast May 2020 week 1
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.
Apr 23, 2020
KPL Podcast April 2020 Week 4
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.
Apr 15, 2020
KPl Podcast April 2020 week 3
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.
Apr 8, 2020
KPl Podcast April 2020 week 2
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: https://kirkwood.librariesshare.com/kirkwoodarchives/ . Please share and let us know what you are doing.
Mar 31, 2020
KPL Podcast - April 2020
It's April, that means it's National Poetry Month. In this episode we interview authors Alison C. Rollins about her new poetry book Library of Small Catastrophes. She's a St. Louis native and a fellow librarian. We also interview mystery writer and St Louis native Elaine Viets about her new book, A Star is Dead. It is book 4 of the Death Investigator Series. In addition, Ryan and I discuss our favorite non-fiction books. It's a packed episode, please have a listen.
Mar 25, 2020
KPL Podcast March 2020 Supplemental 2
Hello, We have another supplemental episode of the KPL podcast. Please join librarians Jigisha and Ryan while they discuss informational resources for COVID19 pandemic, various databases available to through the KPL website. We'll explain our fun new feature Dial-a-story and a PSA on scams that may be happening during the lockdown. Lastly, we have some movie recommendations for you.
Mar 19, 2020
KPL Podcast March 2020 Supplemental
We have a quick episode for you to highlights CDC guidelines regarding the COVID19 virus. We have suggestions for keeping busy and entertained for you and for kids.
Feb 29, 2020
KPL Podcast March 2020
Get your ears ready for KPL's best episode yet! We are joined by Gabby Rivera, author of "Juliet Takes a Breath" and Marvel Comic's America, for a lively discussion! Want more special guests? Well how about the library's new Director, Christa Van Herrewegh? Of course reviews, programming, services, and more can be found peppered in. Let us know what you think. Happy Listening!
Jan 31, 2020
KPL Podcast February 2020
Time for another episode of the KPL podcast. This month we have our usual programs, services, and recommendations. We also interview Nancy Price of League of Women Voters regarding the 2020 Census. Please listen and let us know what you think.
Dec 31, 2019
KPL Podcast January 2020
It's year two of the KPL podcast. Ryan and Jigisha highlight January events as well as a bookclubs and services offered by the library. They also discuss favorite books, movies, and shows of 2019 and what they are excited to read and see in 2020. Listen for a fun episode and let them know what your favorites were for 2019
Dec 2, 2019
KPL Podcast December 2019
We another wonderful episode for you this month. We interview Mike Holley of the Kirkwood Historical Society and he has some great stories about Kirkwood during the 1940's. We also have some great programs for you this month and our recommendations to get you in the holiday mood.
Nov 2, 2019
KPL Podcast November 2019
It's November and it's National Native American Heritage Month and National Game and Puzzle Month. We have some great recommendations for you this month and Kirkwood Public Library has some great programs for you as well.
Sep 30, 2019
KPL Podcast October 2019
This month we have a great episode for you. We got the usual discussion of programs, services, and bookclubs. In addition we interview local author and historian Steven Brawley. Courtney Flesch is back to do a deep dive into all things Halloween.
Sep 2, 2019
KPL Podcast- September 2019
Time for a new KPL podcast episode. In this month's podcast, Ryan and Jigisha discuss the new programs and events for September. We interview Shannon McLean, our resident dungeon master. We talk about roll playing games that Shannon runs for our teens. Ryan and I discuss National Hispanic Heritage month and recommend some great books, movies, and shows for you to try out. We end with a Pablo Neruda poem, Oda a los Calcetines.
Jul 30, 2019
KPL Podcast August 2019
The August 2019 podcast for the Kirkwood Public Library features programs, services, and of course. our book and movie recommendations. We interview Courtney Flesch, our Director of Customer Service, who has some fun stories about the library. Have your ever wondered what the strangest thing was left in the library dropbox or what people use as book marks? Listen and find out.
Jul 2, 2019
KPL Podcast July 2019
It that time again. The July KPL podcast brings you all the amazing programming that Kirkwood library for adults and youth. This month we have a great interview with Dan Sullivan about his work with the library and about his music. He recorded in the intro and outro of this podcast for us. As always we have some fun recommendations for you.
Jun 2, 2019
KPL Podcast June 2019
Hello Kirkwood, It's already June. Learn about all the wonderful program and events planned for the month of June. Learn about the Annual Cars and Guitar festival happening right here in Kirkwood. Ryan and Jigisha will be discussing their favorite books and movies regarding Father's day and Pride Month
Apr 30, 2019
KPL Podcast - May 2019
Hello Kirkwood, Summer Reading is upon us. Learn about all the wonderful program and events planned for summer reading kickoff. Listen to Donna Poe talk about Mayfest and of course Ryan and Jigisha discuss their picks favorite Mom characters in books and movies.
Apr 1, 2019
KPL Podcast - April 2019
We're back with another episode. This month we discuss events, programs, interview Angela Myers of We Bold Souls to discuss mindfulness, and give you a poetry reading. Enjoy and let you know what you think.
Feb 28, 2019
KPL Podcast - March 2019
Join us for another episode of the KPL podcast where we cover March Programming, author talks, and book clubs. We give you a behind the scenes look at library operations, special services offered by the library, and we talk about our favorite female protagonists in books and movies.
Jan 30, 2019
KPL Podcast -February 2019
The month of February is upon us and romance is in the air. Learn more about the events and programs Kirkwood Public Library has for you in Feb 2019 and some our favorite romantic books and movies.
Dec 25, 2018
KPL Podcast- January 2019
Kirkwood Public Library presents its first podcast. Learn about the programs and events happening at the Kirkwood Public Library. We have meditation workshops, Resume and job search workshops, Mediterranean cooking, book clubs, and more!