Do you love your library? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Please consider joining the Clinton Community Library Board of Trustees. We are currently accepting applications for two Board vacancies. The Board of Trustees meets monthly, but most work is accomplished through committees such as finance, facilities, and fundraising. A Trustee must be a resident of the Town of Clinton and agree to serve a three-year term on a volunteer basis.
If you’re interested but unsure of what it means to be a Board member, come to an informal “Coffee with the Board” session — we will have two scheduled in January. Check our website or call the library for specific dates and times. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about how library board members steer the organization.
Everyone has unique talents that they can bring to the table. We encourage all who want to help our library grow to submit an application to Carol Bancroft, Library Director via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or deliver it to her at the Library. Applications are due on Friday, January 24th.
Applications are available at the Library and online here.
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.
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 required. 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.
Clinton Community Library hosts a monthly open mic night 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! If you’re not a performer, then come on down to enjoy the show.
*Open Mic Nights will start at 6:30 PM in January-March 2020.*
Life in Antarctica
Saturday, February 8th | 12:00 PM
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in the coldest place on Earth? Join us on Saturday, February 8th at 12:00 PM to find out what it takes for humans to survive in this extreme climate. Clinton resident Melissa Coggeshall has experienced Antarctica three times. She will talk about her experiences, present a slide show, and show off the gear necessary for human survival. All ages welcome.
Registration is not required but appreciated.
Breast and Prostate Cancer Peer Education Program (rescheduled)
Tuesday, February 18th | 2:00 PM
Are you unsure of when to be screened for breast cancer? Do you know the risks factors for prostate cancer? The Breast and Prostate Cancer Peer Education Program provides education to men and woman ages 50-74 about breast and prostate cancer. Learn more about:
- The risks for breast and prostate cancer
- When and where to be screen for breast cancer
- How to obtain free breast cancer screening if uninsured
- Why older men should talk with their doctor about prostate cancer
The Breast and Prostate Cancer Peer Education Program is part of a state-wide effort using local, peer educators to speak with men and women in their communities about breast and prostate cancer. Supported with funds the New York State Department of Health, this education initiative aims to help women better understand the need for regular breast cancer screening, and access screening if appropriate, and educate men about prostate cancer and encourage them to speak to their health care provider.
Registration for this program is encouraged but not required.
Saturday, February 8th
7:30 PM Beginner’s Workshop
8:00 PM–11:00 PM Contra Dance
Contra Dances return in February! 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).
Band and Caller: The Walker Family
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.
Saturday, February 8th | 10:00 AM
Let’s make record mandalas to relax and unwind! Upcycle a vinyl record, glue on loose parts to make these beautiful mandalas for kids. Using patterns, colors, and repetition it will cultivate focus, thoughtfulness and being present. All ages welcome. Registration required.