February Calendar

February 6 – Board of Trustees Meeting – 7:00 p.m.

February 7 – Stitchery! 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. — EVERY WEDNESDAY

February 8 – Cookbook Club – 6:30 p.m.

February 14 – Valentine’s Day

February 15 – Adult Reading Group – 6:30 p.m.

February 21 – Kirkland Historical Society Presentation – 7:00 p.m. Olson’s Chapel 305 S. Fifth St.

“Kirkland’s Oldest Buildings” by Connie Worden



March 21 – Presented with the Kirkland Historical Society – 7:00 p.m.

“The Influence of American Rock ‘n Roll on the Beatles”


“Kirkland’s Oldest Buildings”

The Kirkland Historical Society will offer a program on Kirkland’s oldest buildings (including the Kirkland Public Library) on Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. at Olson’s Chapel.  Come join in the fun as Connie Worden will fill in the gaps in our knowledge about historic Kirkland.  Sure to be a great presentation.

Also, check out the train memorabilia exhibited by Charles Fruit and Steven Yates.

Kirkland Historical Society meetings are open to all.  Refreshments will be served.




Counted Cross Stitch






Join us at the Kirkland Public Library on Wednesday evenings, beginning January 10th, from 5:00 pm until 6:45 pm for an evening of stitchery and fun.

If you’re a great crafter, all the better . . . Maybe you have some suggestions for those who struggle.

If you’re a beginner, this is the time to learn to enjoy stitching.

Whatever you want to do, surely someone will have some experience with the materials and be able to offer suggestions.

If you have extra yarn, needles, hooks, old patterns,    

anything that could be used by someone,

please feel free to bring your leftovers to share.

Adult Book Club

Adult Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month. All are welcome. If you’d like to join us on March 15th, let me know so I can get you a copy of our selection.

We Were the Lucky Ones

by Georgia Hunter

Christmas in Kirkland



All children under ten who came into the library during Christmas in Kirkland were encouraged to enter their names in a drawing. We have two lucky winners —
Ava Nuckles was presented a $10 Barnes & Noble Giftcard
Marli Cooper was presented with one of our ever-popular Kirkland Public Library shirts

Thanks to all who came by the library
during this festive event. Hope to see
everyone next year!




Drop Box

Please remember the drop box is to be used only if the library is not open.  We only check it first thing when we open and it is not rechecked again until the next time we open.  Your book could sit in the box and not be checked in on time.  If we are open, please return it inside so that a fine does not accumulate.  Also, remember DVDs, audio books, and books borrowed from other libraries may not be put in the drop box — they must all be returned inside and are subject to a fine if deposited in the box.  Also, do not leave anything between the doors.


We lock our drop box over all holidays as we’ve had trash thrown in and books damaged.  Please remember this and return your items either before or after the holiday.  Do not leave anything between the doors or you will be responsible for damaged and/or lost items.

Gifts and Memorials

Looking to honor a friend, remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion? Supporting the Kirkland Public Library through a monetary donation furthers the library’s mission to share the joy of reading, discovery and creativity with the community. Your gift also allows us to honor or memorialize someone special to you.

Monetary donations may be dropped off at the library during regular business hours or mailed to us at PO Box 189, Kirkland, IL 60146.

Adult Cookbook Club

Let’s Get Cooking!

The idea is to critique the cookbook, not each other’s cooking.  The theme for the April meeting is has not been chosen yet.  Cookbooks will be borrowed from other libraries so that we will have a variety of books to give our opinion on.  Each person will check out a book, make at least one recipe from the book and share their thoughts about the book with the group.   If members want to, samples of their chosen recipe may be brought that evening so we can all enjoy.

The original Adult Cookbook Club will usually meet on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.; however, unlike our other book club, we will only meet every two months.  This has been such a popular addition, we are now taking names to start a second group. If you’d like to join in on the fun, please get on the waiting list with one of our librarians.

Family Pets

Please remember that family pets are not allowed in the library. Yes, you’re right – we did have Banjo with us; however, she was being trained to become a leader dog. As with any other public place, a service dog is certainly welcome to be in the library with the person they are assisting.

Kirkland Public Library Board of Trustees & Staff

Board of Trustees:

Lori Finkle – President

Clare Hay – Vice President

Becky Lamont – Secretary

Sally Jones – Treasurer

Jean Bauer, Wanda McMurray, Michelle Burger – Trustees

Many thanks to these community members who serve the Kirkland Public Library.



Linda Fett – Director

Cindy Fisch, Emily Lucek, Jan Miller – Librarians

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