KTL needs help creating community-wide ‘mini feast’


CLINTON — Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., is looking for neighbors’ help in creating a “Mini Meal” Thanksgiving feast in November.

Patrons are asked to pick up air-dry clay at the library, bring it home, and shape it into an item from the Thanksgiving table. Suggestions are food, cutlery, decor — whatever.

Bring it back to the library before Nov. 20, and staff will include it in a display for the whole community to see.

Also at the library:

Gratitude Signs

Now that Election Day is over, library staff is asking the community to move forward together by focusing on what everyone is thankful for by transforming yard signs into displays of gratitude.

Stop by the library to pick up a sign (if one is needed), the materials needed to cover it, and instructions for how to show what you are thankful for. Those with unwanted signs are asked to drop them off at the library.

Story Book Pumpkin Expo Winners

The winners of the sixth annual Pumpkin Expo were Vona and Chelsea Spellman, creators of the Mrs. Potts pumpkin. Second place was Maddy Gomez and the Elsa pumpkin. Third place was Ellery Gomez’s Hermione pumpkin.

Connecting Communities

Connecting Communities: Towards a Better Understanding of Racism in the U.S.
Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. on Zoom.

Utica Councilperson Delvin J. Moody will lead a discussion based on Ibram X. Kendi’s book, “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.” Reading the book before the program is encouraged, but not required. Contact the local library for a copy.

The talk will be presented by Hamilton Employees Against Racism (HEAR) with support from the Kirkland Town Library and Utica Public Library. To register, visit www.kirklandtownlibrary.org, call 315-853-2038 or email clinton@midyork.org.

Story Break with Ms. Ruth

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook Live.

Tune in to the library Facebook page for a story from Ms. Ruth or visit later to watch the recording. You don’t need a Facebook account.

Binge Boxes

Pick up all you need for a movie night at home. Boxes contain three movies, popcorn, and some surprises, and are available in 12 different themes for every movie-lover. Have an idea for a box? Email it to the library at clinton@midyork.org.

Get Fit at Home

If you’re looking for a low-impact workout for all ages, check out one of the Geri-Fit workouts on DVD.

They are the same workouts offered in person at the library last winter. Borrow weights and a band from the KTL and do your exercises in the comfort of your own home.

Jewelry Donations Welcome

The Friends of the Kirkland Town Library are accepting donations of jewelry for their annual sale during the Shopper’s Stroll weekend. If possible, put each item in a separate small plastic bag. More details on the sale are to be announced.

Country Pantry

The library is a drop-off site for Country Pantry. Non-perishable foods can be left in the box by the library’s main entrance. Monetary donations can be placed in the secure book drops.


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