Kirkland Town Library to host author Ty Seidule


CLINTON — Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., will host author Ty Seidule for a talk about his book, “Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26.

Seidule is a former soldier and head of the West Point history department. He is now a visiting professor of history and Chamberlain Fellow at Hamilton College. His book challenges the myth and lies of the Confederate legacy and explores why some of the country’s oldest wounds have never healed.

Copies of his book are available at the library.

Also at the library:

Bicycle Workshop, 5:30-7 p.m. May 16, 18 and 20

Bicyclists interested in learning new skills, or honing their abilities, can attend a three-session workshop focused on learning the proper maintenance and repair skills related to three major systems of a bicycle.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own bicycle to the workshop and will work in teams of two, with sessions focused on the following:

Class 1, May 16: Tires and tubes — installation, repair and replacement.

Class 2, May 18: Brakes — installation and adjustment

Class 3, May 20: Drivetrain — gears, shifters, cables, etc.

The workshop is for adults, college, and high school students. Younger children are welcome with an adult. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, call 315-853-2038 or email Sessions will be presented by Utica Bike Rescue.

Story Time

All ages may attend a virtual story time on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. To get the Zoom link, email the library at In-person story times are held three times a week: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. All ages are welcome to any story time. Masks are required for all people age 2 and older. Contact KTL with any questions by sending an email or calling 315-853-2038.

Book Sale Donations

KTL is accepting donations for the Friends of the Kirkland Town Library’s annual book sale. Donations can be left in the shed in the parking lot at any time. The library will accept, in good condition, hardcover books, paperback books, audio books on CD, puzzles, music on CD, and DVDs.

The library does not accept encyclopedias, textbooks, video tapes, magazines, vinyl records, cassette tapes, Readers Digest books, or smelly, crummy, torn, old books. The book sale is scheduled for July 8, 9 and 10 on the Clinton Village Green.

At the Movies

Afternoon movies continue on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. (except for May 3). Join patrons upstairs in the Bristol Room to watch a movie on the big screen. Slated for April 26 is “Cyrano” starring Peter Dinklage. For more movie titles, check


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