No Evening Tai Chi: Wed. 4/24

Our Evening Tai Chi class will NOT be held on Wed. April 24. The Town of Clinton has an event scheduled in Town Hall.

Coming in May: Family Storytime Saturdays

Saturdays in May at 11:00 AM
May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25

Children learn naturally when they read, sing, write, talk, and play! This interactive storytime combines books, songs, rhymes and fun for children of all ages and their caregivers. This storytime is fun for everyone and is an especially good option for families with children in different age groups or families who cannot make a weekday storytime.

Community Shredding Day: April 27th, 9-11

Do you have boxes of sensitive paperwork that require secure disposal? Record Storage Solutions, Inc. will bring their mobile shredding unit to the library on Saturday, April 27 from 9AM-11AM. There is no cost for the shredding, but donations to the library are appreciated.

All types of paper, including those with staples and paperclips, can be brought for shredding. Materials that cannot be accepted include: books, magazines, plastic bags, ring binders, painted items, boxes or cardboard. Up to 3 boxes of paperwork (per person) will be accepted.

Please call 845-266-5530 for more information.

This Week at CCL

Stream Movies for Free with Kanopy

Watch Great Films… Anywhere
With Kanopy, patrons whose home library is Clinton Community Library now have access to free streaming movies, many of which are not on Netflix or other streaming services. Choose from over 30,000 documentaries, The Great Courses, foreign films, Criterion Collection picks, classic films, independent films, and more. You get 8 free movies a month, and 3 days to watch each movie.

Content For Kids
Kanopy Kids is thoughtful entertainment for children aged preschool and up. Parents can trust a curated selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids withdevelopmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls to keep kids safe. Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that inspire, inform, and help children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem.                                       

Watch Your Way
Stream content using any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app from iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Access Kanopy From Your Computer 
 Visit the Clinton Community Library Kanopy Page

 First-time users need to click on SIGN UP
 Complete the SIGN UP form with name, email address, and password
 Verify your email by clicking the link sent to your email account
 You can LOG IN with your library card and PIN
Access Kanopy From Your Device

Book Club News

Tea Time Book Club
Thursday, May 23, 2:00 PM
In May, the Tea Time Book Club will be discussing Educated: a Memoir by Tara Westover.

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.

Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent.

When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Reserve your copy now!

Monday Evening Book Club
Monday, May 20, 7:00 PM

In May, the Evening Book Club will be discussing The Friend by Sigrid Nunez.

When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building.

While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time. Isolated from the rest of the world, increasingly obsessed with the dog’s care, determined to read its mind and fathom its heart, she comes dangerously close to unraveling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them.

Reserve your copy now!

Monthly Music at the Library!

Contra Dance
Saturday,May 11 | Beginner’s Walk-Through at 7:30 |Dances start at 8

Kick up your heels! Meet new people! Try something new and check out our monthly Contra Dance!No experience or partner is necessary and everyone is welcome! Are you new to contra dancing? Then come for the beginner lesson that starts at 7:30. Dances follow at 8 PM.

$10 for admission, $5 with valid student ID. Please bring a snack to share for the potluck table.

Sponsored by Clinton Community Library with funding provided by the  Clinton Community Library Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.

Open Mic
Friday, April 26 |7:00 PM

Our monthly open mic night is looking for performers! If you want to sing, play music, recite the spoken word, or share a talent, give us a call at 266-5530 to get on the list!

We also welcome audience members! Come and enjoy some great music and support local talent. Open Mic nights are full of surprises!

Support the Library With Amazon Smile!

Help the library when you shop on Amazon!
Your shopping makes a difference. Amazon donates to Clinton Community Literary Association Inc when you shop for anything:
Amazon shoppers, consider doing your shopping through AmazonSmile and helping the Clinton Community Library! With each purchase you make, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the library.When asked to pick an organization to support, choose Clinton Community Literary Association Inc. Shopping at AmazonSmile is no different from shopping at Amazon, with the sole exception being financial support for the library. There is no additional cost to shop through AmazonSmile.

eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

Job & Career Help

Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.