KTL marks National Poetry Month

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CLINTON — In celebration of April being National Poetry Month, stop by one of the Kirkland Town Library displays and pick up a poem for your pocket. You’ll find them at Utica Coffee, Cremeria, Clinton Agway, Giovanni’s, the laundromat on Kirkland Avenue in Clinton, and A Guy, A Girl, and a Laundromat in Clark Mills.

The Kirkland Town Library Poetry Path is a self-guided walk of 12 sites within a half mile of the KTL. Savor the unique way poems connect people to places, community and each other. For a map of the sites, stop by the KTL or visit www.kirklandtownlibrary.org/poetrypath.

Also at the library (55 1/2 College St.):

Kid’s craft

On Thursday, April 14 at 2 p.m., children can try and build the tallest structure they can with just newspaper and tape.

Friday flick

On Friday, April 15 at 2 p.m., join to watch a movie on the big screen. Check the KTL website for the title.

Island of Nevis

On Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m., Christian Goodwillie will give an illustrated talk that explores the history of Nevis, the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, its formerly pivotal place in world events and examine efforts to preserve its cultural heritage.

Since 2017 Hamilton College staff and students have traveled to the Island of Nevis to assist with the digital preservation of archival materials. The illustrated talk will explore the history of Nevis and examine efforts to preserve its cultural heritage. Goodwillie is the director and curator of Special Collections at Hamilton College’s Burke Library. 

Also prior to the talk, the Friends of the Kirkland Town Library will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. to welcome new members and recognize outgoing members. All are welcome to attend.

Tween Book Club

The Tween Book Club is a book club just for kids aged 8-12. Join to discuss, “The Witches,” by Roald Dahl, about a boy who’s surprised to find out his grandmother’s stories about “real” witches are true. Books are available at the front desk now. Join on Monday, April 25, at 6 p.m. to talk about it. Stop in, email clinton@midyork.org, or call 315-853-2038 to sign up.

Turkey Vultures

Library staff recently caught two of Clinton’s famous turkey vultures having a chat on the deck. What do you think they are saying to each other? Share your ideas in KTL’s Caption Contest. Stop by KTL or email your idea to clinton@midyork.org before Monday, April 18.

Tech help

Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., bring your tech questions to the reference librarian and get one-on-one help. Find solutions you need to just about any kind of problem: setting up a Kindle, tablet, or phone; using Facebook; checking email; printing documents; and much more. If this time doesn’t work for you, call 315-853-2038 to set up an appointment.

KTL news

Want all the news from the KTL? Sign up for the library’s weekly e-newsletter. KTL has a version for kids and families, and another for adults. For those who don’t have email, a hard copy may be mailed. Give the library a call at 315-853-2038 to sign up.

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