Reading Buddies begins at Kirkland Town Library


CLINTON — Kirkland Town Library on College Street will host the Reading Buddies program this summer.

Elementary-aged children looking to get some reading practice are invited to meet with a teen-age “Big Buddy.” Both little and big buddies are needed to participate.

Those interested should stop by the library or visit its website to sign up. There will be an orientation session for big buddies on Thursday, June 28 at 3 p.m. Buddies will meet on Mondays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 6 p.m.

Also going on at the library:

Monday Movies

June 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m.

This month the library is showing new releases that were nominated for awards in 2018. Check the library’s website for movie titles.

The Great American Read Premiere

Thursday, June 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join the library as patrons watch the premiere episode of PBS’s “The Great American Read” show on the big screen. Attendees will hear interesting stories about the 100 books chosen and browse an interactive exhibit of all the titles.

Visit the library’s website any time to take a quiz and see how many you’ve read.


Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

All are invited to a conversation with Stephen Wu, professor of economics, on “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth & Happiness,” by Richard H. Taler and Cass R. Sunstein. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Mosaic Madness

Friday, June 15 at 1 p.m.

Help the library finish its mosaics on the light posts and create a lasting piece of art at the library.

Remember 1968

Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m.

Maurice Isserman, Hamilton College professor of history, will give an illustrated presentation on the tumultuous events of 1968. An open discussion will follow.

Cookbook Club

Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m.

Make a recipe from this month’s selected cookbook Deep Run Roots by Vivian Howard. Then, join attendees for a potluck dinner to taste everyone’s creations. Visit the library to browse the book, choose a recipe and sign up.

Weekly Story Times

There will be no story time on June 5, 6 and 7. It will be back the week of June 11.

Wigglers is for age 2 and under on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

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

Talkers is for preschoolers, age 3-5 on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Tech Tuesdays

Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Patrons are invited to come play with the library’s tech toys. For all ages.


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