Thank You!!!

The Trustees of Clinton Community Library would like to send appreciation and thanks to all the Clinton residents who contributed to the successful outcome for our ballot proposition. This stabilizes our library and allows us to plan ahead. Part of our mission statement is “The library is the heart of the community,” but your generous vote clearly illustrates that the community is the heart of our library.

We treasure our patrons and it has been our pleasure to serve all of our neighbors. If you do not yet have a library card, come get one. If you have not joined us for a program this year, show up. We will be happy to see you. It’s your community and your library.!!

December Book Club News

Tea Time Book Club
by Hillary Jordan 

December 14, 2 PM

It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband’s Mississippi Delta farm. In the midst of the family’s struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura’s brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not – charming, handsome, and haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the McAllan farm, has come home with the shine of a war hero. But no matter his bravery in defense of his country, he is still considered less than a man in the Jim Crow South. It is the unlikely friendship of these brothers-in-arms that drives this powerful novel to its inexorable conclusion.

Reserve your copy now and join us for a book discussion on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 2 PM. New members are welcome!

Book Discussion Group
Before the Fall
by Noah Hawley 

December 18, 7 PM

On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are the painter Scott Burroughs and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family.

Was it by chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something more sinister at work? A storm of media attention brings Scott fame that quickly morphs into notoriety and accusations, and he scrambles to salvage truth from the wreckage. Amid trauma and chaos, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy grows and glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, morality, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.

Reserve your copy now and join us for a book discussion on Monday, Dec. 18 at 7 PM. New members are welcome!

Open Mic November 17th

This month’s Open Mic is happening on Friday, November 17 at 7! Our monthly open mic night is happening and we’re 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!

Estate Planning Seminar, Tue. Nov. 14, 1-3PM


Estate Planning Seminar
Presented by Michael A. Martin,
Martin Law, PC

Tue., Nov. 14, 1-3 PM 

Without proper planning, your estate or your parent’s estate may be settled in ways your never intended. This workshop will explain:

• How to protect your assets from a nursing home.
• The Five-Year Look Back: What is it and why is it important?
• Probate: Does my Will avoid it? Learn how to prevent it.
• How to preserve your Assets.
• Living Wills, Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorney:
Do I need these, what are they, how do they work?
• Have the recent New York law changes made your
Power of Attorney, Will or Trust obsolete?
• Estate Tax: Is the State or Federal government your largest
• How a Power of Attorney can prevent a lawsuit.
• Social Security: What are my options?


Wine Tasting Fundraiser Saturday 11/11, 7 PM

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting
Fundraiser for the Library
Ages 21+  Suggested Donation $15

THIS SATURDAY., Nov. 11, 7:00 PM

Looking for that perfect wine to serve with Thankgiving dinner? Our fall wine tasting library fundraiser will feature wines appropriate for the holiday. Local wine expert Scott Sherk will lead us on a guided wine tasting, complete with a selection of bread and delicious cheeses. And great news! We have been able to lower the suggested donation to $15 per person!

RSVP for Wine Tasting
*Please include your full name and a contact phone number.


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