November 2018 Calendar


November 13 – Board of Trustees – 7:00 p.m.

November 14 – Kirkland Public Library and the Kirkland Historical Society

Sponsor David Clark’s Presentation at 309 S Fifth St., Kirkland

Illinois Achieves Statehood in 1818

Thanks to Anti-Slavery Fight

Commemorating Illinois’ Bicentennial

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

November 21 thru November 23 – LIBRARY CLOSED

November 21 thru November 23 – Drop Box Locked

November 24 – Library reopens at 9:00 a.m.


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


Community Blood Drive

There will be a community blood drive sponsored by the Kirkland Lions Club on Wednesday, November 7th from 2:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose gym at Hiawatha High School.

Donors can schedule their donation time online at or call/text Carrie at 815-271-2910.  All 16-year old donors must submit a Heartland permission slip signed in black ink by a parent/guardian.  Appointments are encouraged — walk-ins are welcome to schedule an open appointment at the blood drive.

Every donor will receive a free t-shirt, a $10 Colonial Cafe gift certificate and a gift certificate to the Kirkland Family Restaurant compliments of Dean Miller/Country Financial.

Wednesday – November 14th Program

Kirkland Public Library and the Kirkland Historical Society

Sponsor David Clark’s Presentation


Illinois Achieves

Statehood in 1818

Thanks to Anti-Slavery Fight


Commemorating Illinois’ Bicentennial




Wednesday, November 14th 7:00 p.m.

 at Quiram Kirkland Chapel

309 South Fifth Street, Kirkland

All are welcome – refreshments will be served!


Leader Dog in Training

Please understand that Rumor is not here to play.

Leader Dogs for the BlindRumor is in training with the goal that she will become a trusted companion of a person who is blind or visually impaired.




Counted Cross Stitch






Join us at the Kirkland Public Library on Wednesday evenings 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 November 15th, let me know so I can get you a copy of our selection.

Silent Night by

Robert B. Parker

with Helen Brann


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.    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

Emily Lucek, Jan Miller, Amber Schertz – Librarians

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