This Week at the Library: 2/24-2/29

Share Your Library Story!

We are starting the exciting project of putting together a comprehensive history of Clinton Community Library and need YOUR help! Do you have memories of the library when it was a reading room in the Town Hall loft? Were you at the breaking ground ceremony? Did you participate in summer reading or art shows as kid? Do you remember any special events? We are looking for any and all stories, memories, and information about Clinton Community Library, so please email them to clinton.director@gmail.com.

Spring Book Sale

Spring Book Sale

Thursday, March 12th–Sunday, March 15th

Clinton Community Library will hold a Book Sale March 12-15, 2020. The library is currently accepting book donations, which can be brought in during open library hours (Mon., Tue., Thu. 9 AM-5 PM; Fri. 11 AM-7 PM; Sat. 9 AM-1 PM). Please only donate books that are clean and in good, sellable condition. The library cannot accept books that are musty, stained, or damaged. It also is not accepting encyclopedias, textbooks, or VHS tapes. Please call ahead if you have a large donation. For more information on donation guidelines, please see our flyer here.

The sale will include a variety of titles for adults, teens, and children. From classics to best-sellers, from cookbooks to political commentary, there will be something for everyone.

The dates/times of the sale are as follows:

  • Thursday, March 12, 5PM–7PM – Preview night with $10 entry fee. Books priced as marked.

  • Friday, March 13, 2PM–7PM – Books priced as marked.

  • Saturday, March 14: 9AM–5PM – Books priced as marked.

  • Sunday, March 15: 10AM–3PM – Bag Day: Fill a bag of books for just $5! Bring your own reusable bag (e.g. grocery tote).

Lunch & Learn: History of Aviation

Lunch & Learn: History of Aviation

Thursday, February 27th
12:30 PM – Lunch (registration required)
1:00 PM – Dessert & Lecture

Enjoy lunch and a talk with Stewart Sommerville about the three primary periods of aviation featured at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome: the Pioneer Era (1903-1913), the World War One Era (1914-1918) and the Lindbergh Era, roughly (1920-1930). Special emphasis will be placed on the holdings and artifacts of the Rhinebeck Aerodrome, the technological development of the aeroplane and historical figures and personalities in the history of aviation.

Registration for lunch at 12:30 p.m. is full. All are welcome to join us for dessert and lecture at 1:00 p.m.

Stewart Sommerville is the Airshow and Events Manager at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. He has published several articles, interviews and book reviews on the History of Aviation and spends his spare time in the museum’s automobile restoration facility helping to keep the Aerodrome’s fleet of antique automobiles in running order.

Funding for this and other Optimistic Aging programs is provided by the Northeast Dutchess Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Friends of the Library Info Session

Friends of the Library Info Session

Friday, February 28th | 5:30 PM

Become a library friend! Do you want to get more involved with the library? CCL has a goal of starting a Friends of the Library Group! Stop by this information session to learn more about what Friends Groups are, what they do, and how they help their library. Friends groups use their collective powers to do everything from hosting book sales, bake sales or fundraising efforts, to voicing support for the library by attending town hall meetings and spreading the word about the great services and value the library brings to your community.

Everyone has unique talents and strengths that can benefit a Library Friends group. Let’s talk about how you can help! For more information, please contact Carol Bancroft: clinton.director@gmail.com

Cheesemaking 101

 

Cheesemaking 101

Saturday, February 29th | 12:00 PM

The La Togge Nubi Alpi Saan 4H Dairy Goat Club welcomes you and your family to learn how to make fresh pasteurized cheese! You will get to learn about the history and chemistry of cheesemaking, and make your own small batch of fresh cheese. Families are encouraged to register together for one spot. All ages welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. RSVP by February 22.

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Edible Mosaics


Edible Mosaics

Saturday, March 7th | 10:00 AM

Edible mosaics — a spin on a popular fruit snack! Using colorful, translucent pieces of fruit roll-ups, we will arrange them so they create a bigger picture, pattern, or design. When we’re finished, you can eat your art project! All ages welcome. Registration required. Call 845-266-5530 to register or stop by the circulation desk.

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Making Yourself Heard: Advice on Speaking With Your Elected Officials

Making Yourself Heard: Advice on Speaking With Your Elected Officials

Saturday, March 7th | 11:30 AM

Your voice matters! Learn how to communicate effectively with your state and local legislators and make yourself heard on issues important to you. Our speakers are Cynthia Bell and Jennifer Clark, President and Vice President of the League of Women Voters of the Mid-Hudson Region. Cynthia is frequent visitor and good government advocate to Ulster County Legislators and local state officials. Jennifer is an attorney working with county government and will explain the duties of the various county and state officials.

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Contra Dance

Contra Dance
Saturday, March 14th | 7:30 PM

 

Contra Dances return in March! Beginners can get started at 7:30 PM with a workshop, followed by the Dance from 8:00-11:00 PM. No partner or experience necessary. Admission: $10 ($5 with valid student ID).

Caller: John Greene
Band: Set Americain

This program is sponsored by Clinton Community Library with funding provided by the Clinton Community Library Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.

Film & Discussion: Who Owns the Past?

Film & Discussion: Who Owns the Past?

Friday, March 20th | 5:30 PM

In 1996, the discovery of Kennewick Man (The Ancient One), a 9,000-year-old skeleton found on the banks of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, set in motion a two-decades-long legal battle between Native Americans, anthropologists, and the United States Government, sparking conversations within the country about cultural ownership, scientific intentions, and Native American rights. Join us for a film viewing and discussion with anthropologist and archaeologist Martin Walker to better understand this conflict over the control of human remains, to learn about NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act), and to discover how this singular case has brought into sharp relief Native American sovereignty in the United States.

Martin Walker, MA, RPA, is an anthropologist and professional archaeologist who has been conducting research and teaching North American Prehistoric archaeology for over 10 years. He has worked with the American Museum of Natural History, the University of Tennessee, the University of West Georgia, and the National Parks Service.

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