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A Message From The Director

Hello all!

As our communities feel the impact of COVID-19, we are doing what we can to slow the virus’ spread. We practice social distancing, we wash our hands ALOT and we look out for our neighbors. Here’s one more thing we can do —  complete the 2020 Census!

It’s more crucial than ever that every New Yorker fill out the Census and get counted. An accurate count of  our state’s population ensures government leaders at every level invest in our needs and  determines how much money New Yorkers receive out of the billions of dollars in federal funding for healthcare, schools, and housing, among other resources.

Encouraging an accurate count for the 2020 Census is just one way  the Kirkland Town Library is committed to helping our community during this unprecedented time.

Filling out the 2020 Census is fast, easy, and confidential. In as little as 10 minutes, you can help determine the funding and Congressional representation New York will receive for the next 10 years.  Please visit the Census website below or call 844-330-2020 to respond today.

Thank you for helping shape the future of our community!

Anne Debraggio, Director

Learn more about the 2020 Census and complete your questionnaire

Response Rate as of 3/31/20:
Nation: 38.4%
New York State 33.1%
Oneida County 38.2%
Town of Kirkland 39.5%  (Keep us on top… complete the census!)

Feb
28
Fri
Low Impact Exercise Classes
Feb 28 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am

Get fit at the library this winter! Most exercises are performed in a chair. 2-3 pound weights are provided (or bring your own). No experience is needed. Space is limited; contact the library to sign up.

Feb
29
Sat
.5K Run/Walk
Feb 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Walk, run or skip one-half a kilometer from the Cider Mill (where the sidewalk ends) to the library (where everything else begins). Then, stay for free classes and activities for your mind and body.

Registration fee is $5 per person; $10 family maximum. Knit hats are available for $5 (while supplies last).  Pre-register at the library or download a registration form.

Mar
2
Mon
Low Impact Exercise Classes
Mar 2 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am

Get fit at the library this winter! Most exercises are performed in a chair. 2-3 pound weights are provided (or bring your own). No experience is needed. Space is limited; contact the library to sign up.

Free Tax Prep from the United Way
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

File your taxes for free one-on-one with an IRS certified tax preparer. If you live in Oneida or Herkimer County with a household income up to $60,000 you could qualify. Schedule your free appointment at one of the many locations, including the Kirkland Town Library, by visiting www.unitedwayvgu.org/freetaxprep, by calling 2-1-1 or by calling 1-844-342-5211.

Monday Movie: “Judy”
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thirty years after starring in “The Wizard of Oz,” Judy Garland arrives in London to perform. Rated PG-13. Run time: 1 hour, 58 minutes.

Mar
6
Fri
Low Impact Exercise Classes
Mar 6 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am

Get fit at the library this winter! Most exercises are performed in a chair. 2-3 pound weights are provided (or bring your own). No experience is needed. Space is limited; contact the library to sign up.

Mar
8
Sun
Writing Workshop: Micro Memoir
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Memoir doesn’t have to cover decades to tell a story. Sometimes a single moment, vividly depicted, illuminates a life. In this workshop, freelance writer and instructor Linda Lowen will help participants write short 200-word pieces and discover less is more. Space is limited; contact the library to sign up.

Mar
9
Mon
Monday Movie: “Knives Out”
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

This whodunit has an all-star cast. Rated PG-13. Run time: 2 hours, 10 minutes.

Mar
10
Tue
Art Show Opening
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

All are welcome to an opening reception for art created by students at St. Mary’s Clinton Preschool, St. James’ Day School, Clinton United Methodist Church Nursery School, and the Clinton Early Learning Center.

Mar
14
Sat
Sun Safety Story Time
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join our friends from the Oneida County Health Department as we read a story about Pete the Cat and make a craft. Plus, learn all about how to keep safe in the sun. For kids of all ages.