Battle of the Books begins at Kirkland Library


CLINTON — Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., will introduce a new season of Battle of the Books.

Those who wish to participate are encouraged to sign up at the library.

On Oct. 13, teams of 5-8 readers will battle it out in a fun and friendly competition to see who can answer the most trivia questions about seven different books. Community members are invited to put a team together and join the fun.

More details, including the book titles, are on the library’s website, Contact the library to sign up.

Also as part of the One Community. One Author. One Month event in September, students will be reading books by poet Kwame Alexander.

The public is invited to read along and support Clinton Central School students. Copies of the books are available at the library.

Also at the library:

‘The Balance of Justice’

Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.

Author Eileen Hopsicker will give a book talk and signing about the Utica Streetcar Murder of 1872. 

Monday Movie

Sept. 17 at 2 p.m.

“The Shack,” Rated PG-13.

Join library patrons to watch a popular new release about a man who receives a mysterious letter urging him to visit an abandoned shack. Based on the 2007 novel by William P. Young.

Great American Read
Episode Viewing

Wednesdays, Sept. 19 and 26 and Oct. 3, 10 and 17 at Noon

Watch the previous night’s hour-long episode of PBS’s Great American Read. Bring a bagged lunch.

Third Thursday
Cookbook Club

Sept. 20 at 6 p.m.

Choose a recipe from the selected cookbook and bring it to a potluck dinner.

This month patrons are making recipes from “The Grilling Book” from Bon Appétit magazine or something seasonal from the bounty of the garden. There will be a grill on-site, or make the dish at home. Stop by the library to look at the cookbook, choose a recipe and sign up. 

Monday Movie

Sept. 24 at 2 p.m.

“The Joy Luck Club”

In this movie, based on the 1989 novel written by Amy Tan, a group of aging Chinese women meet regularly in San Francisco to trade familial stories while playing Mahjong. 

Wednesday Book Group

Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

All are welcome to join a conversation on “The Call of the Wild,” by Jack London. The book is one of PBS’s Great American Reads.

Happy Tails Reading Program

Thursday, Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m.

Captain the therapy dog is back after a relaxing summer vacation.

Children in kindergarten through fifth grade who can read independently are invited to sign up to read to him for 15 minutes. Just call the library or email to choose a slot.

Weekly Story Times

Wigglers for ages 0-2 on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Walkers for ages 2-3 on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Talkers for ages 3-5 on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.


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