Adult Programs

Bike Repair Workshop

Monday Tuesday & Wednesday,
June 28, 29 & 30

Bicyclists interested in learning new skills or honing their abilities are welcome to this three-session workshop that will teach proper maintenance and bike repair. The Monday session focuses on tire and tube installation, repair and replacement; on Tuesday, learn how to install and adjust brakes; on Wednesday, learn about the drivetrain (gears, shifters, cables, etc.). Participants are expected to attend all three sessions. Bring your own bike(s) to work on; Utica Bike Rescue will provide all tools and supplies necessary. For adults, college, and high school students; younger children are welcome with an adult. Space is limited; to reserve a spot, contact the KTL at 315-853-2038 or clinton@midyork.org. Presented by Utica Bike Rescue.


Tech Workshops

Join us this summer for a series of free, 45-minute workshops for all skill levels. To provide personal assistance, space is limited. To sign up, call 315-853-2038 or e-mail clinton@midyork.org.

Design Anything with Canva

Wednesday, June 23 at 5:15 p.m.

Learn how to make posters, invitations, greeting cards, social media posts, and more on this free and easy-to-use website.

Read and Listen with Libby

Monday, June 28 at 11 a.m. or
Wednesday, June 30 at 5:15 p.m.

Use your smartphone or computer to access e-books, audiobooks, and digital magazines. All you need is a library card!

34 Fun and Helpful Websites

Tuesday, July 6 at 11 a.m. or
Wednesday, July 7 at 5:15 p.m.

We’ll share a variety of free websites to help you plan, organize, and communicate better at home and at work.

Be Spreadsheet Savvy

Monday, July 12 at 11 a.m. or
Wednesday, July 14 at 5:15 p.m.

Come with little or no knowledge of spreadsheets and leave with a solid understanding of how and when to use them.

 


Curated Calm: Evening Yoga with Kristy Caruso

Mondays starting July 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Wind down with gentle yoga poses, enhanced breathing and simple movements that stretch, strengthen and awaken every corner of the body/mind. No yoga experience is necessary and all levels of practice can benefit from the restorative nature of Kristy’s teaching. Bring a mat and a folded blanket/little pillow. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Registration for the July 12 session is open now; for subsequent classes, call or email the library one week in advance. To register, call 315-853-2038 or e-mail clinton@midyork.org.


Chair Yoga with Kristy Caruso

Mondays starting July 19 at 9 a.m.

Start the week off with a gentle practice in which poses are performed while seated or with the aid of a chair. Participants will explore simple spinal movements, gentle hip stretches and peaceful standing poses while the nervous system is downregulated with deep, purposeful breathing and meditative, quiet presence. Registration for the July 19 session is open now; for subsequent classes, call or email the library one week in advance. To register, call 315-853-2038 or e-mail clinton@midyork.org.


 

Summer Reading Program

June 28 – August 20

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Visit the Library to sign up.
  2. Start reading!
  3. When you’re done, bring your completed log back to the library to enter our prize raffle.

Empire State Trail Virtual Challenge

Now through July 31

Get fit this spring and summer by *virtually* running, walking, biking or hiking across New York State on the brand-new Empire State Trail. This is a virtual challenge and miles can be logged in any location from the actual trail itself to the treadmill or stationary bike in your basement or gym. However and wherever you compile your mileage, simply report your progress back through the event website and watch your digital avatar travel along your chosen leg of the Empire State Trail. As part of team KTL Books It, you can see how we stack up against other active enthusiasts across the Empire State, country and world. In last fall’s Empire State Race-Off, we came in second place! The registration fee is $25 for one leg of the trail and $5 for each additional leg. Enter code ESTC21 and get $5 off your registration! You can log your miles now through July 31. Click here for all the details and to sign up. When you register, be sure to say “yes” when asked if you’d like to create or join a team. On the next page, search or select “KTL Books It.” Thanks for joining the Kirkland Town Library in this fun community event!