May Calendar

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

May 8 – Board of Trustees Meeting – 7:00 p.m.

May 14 – Friends of the Library Meeting – 6:30 p.m.

May 17 – Adult Reading Group – 6:30 p.m.

May 21 thru May 26 – Summer Reading Sign-Up

May 27 – Salute to our Troops and World War II Radio Hour Show

May 28 – Library Closed – Memorial Day




Monday, May 21 thru May 26

Summer Reading Program sign-up begins!  We will run two different age-appropriate programs this year.  The first will be for preschool thru fifth grade and the second will be a summer book club for sixth grade thru high school.

All fines must be paid and materials that are outstanding returned before participating.  If not a library patron, you may sign up for a program card.  The charge is $10 per child for the summer reading program.

Stop in, sign up and get all the necessary information and forms!

Friends of the Library Salad Luncheon

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Thursday, June 7, 2018

Friends of the Library Salad Luncheon  


Sixth and South Streets,

Kirkland, IL  60146



At 11:00 a.m. the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce will be announcing their Citizen of the Year.

The  Salad Luncheon will immediately follow this announcement.

Memorial Day Weekend — Salute to Our Troops and WWII Radio Hour

Join us on Sunday, May 27th at 1:00 p.m. at the Northern Illinois Veterans Memorial in Franklin Township Park, Third and South Streets, Kirkland for a Salute to Our Troops.  Immediately following at the stage will be Nostalgia Entertainment presenting their program World War II Radio Hour, featuring favorites such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon,” “In the Mood” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree”. The costumed and piano-accompanied trio reenact a 1940’s radio hour that is perfect for all ages! While answering musical requests from soldiers and loved ones during  wartime, PattiMaxine and Andrew  entertain the “studio audience” with Andrews Sisters-style tunes and choreography, Abbott and Costello comedy sketches, and a touching tribute to Veterans of the United States Armed Forces

This program is brought to you by the Kirkland Public Library with partial funding provided by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.

All are Welcome!  We will be in the East Shelter House if the weather is inclement.




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 May 16th, let me know so I can get you a copy of our selection.

News of the World

by Paulette Jiles

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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