This Week at the Library: 4/12-4/17

Gazebo Storytime

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Starts Tuesday, April 20th
Gazebo outside the Library

Miss Susan will read from the gazebo outside the library, and families will be spaced out a minimum of 6 feet apart, indicated by a hula hoop on the grass. Please bring a chair or picnic blanket to sit on for your comfort.

***To keep everyone safe, we ask both adults and children to respect social distancing guidelines.*** Masks are recommended. Registration is not required for this program.

April Virtual Field Trips

Wednesday, April 14th & 21st
4:00 PM
Online via Zoom

Join the Ashokan Center for live lessons in environmental science for ages 8-12, from home!

April 14th – Maple Sugaring – Register here
What makes the sugar maple tree so special? Did Indigenous people eat pancakes? Learn the history of maple sugaring in NY State from pre-Colonial era to today’s modern methods, explore the fascinating science of sap & syrup, and examine potential climate change effects on the horizon.

Meeting link information will be sent by Monday, April 12th.

April 21st – Climate Science, Part 1 – Register here
What are the scientific indicators of Earth’s changing climate over time and how are young people and adults studying its causes and effects? Learn and investigate with biologist Hailey Luedtke and discover what you can do to make a positive difference.

Meeting link information will be sent by Monday, April 19th.

Yoga in the Park is back!

Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Starts April 21st
Behind ball field next to Library

Join Mia Tomic for yoga in the park! Please bring a yoga mat, towel and water. Social distancing & mask are required. Masks will not be worn during class. All levels welcome.

*Registration is limited and required for every session. Please email Mia at to register or sign up in a previous class.

Earth Day Program

Thursday, April 22nd at 11:00 AM
Register here

Celebrate Earth Day 2021 with us! Learn how you can build a “bee-friendly” environment that supports pollinators and beneficial insects who visit your garden. Join a Master Gardener volunteer from Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn about bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and how to design your gardens to give them food and shelter. This program emphasizes native plant species that expand your ability to meet the most diverse pollinator needs. Register online or call the library at 845-266-5530.

For a full list of all Dutchess County Library Earth Day events, please visit:


Are you interested in becoming a Friend of the Clinton Community Library? Friends support the goals and programs of the Library through advocacy, hospitality & fund raising. For more information or to join, email Carol at

Tuesday, April 13th at 6:00 PM
Online via GoToMeeting
Register here

Join us for a half-hour virtual workshop to learn how to borrow e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines on Overdrive! We will go over how to search for titles, place items on hold, and set reading preferences. This program is open to all patrons of the Mid-Hudson Library System.

Finding Your 300-Year-Old Grandma Using 21st Century Technology

Tuesday, April 27th at 6:00 PM
Online via Zoom

Register here

Join genealogy expert, Sarah Gutmann, for a deep-dive into the numerous genealogy websites and resources you can use to trace your family’s lineage. In addition to the “Big Four” genealogy websites – Ancestry, Family Search, My Heritage, and Find My Past – participants will also learn how to use national archives, online databases, and other tools to learn more about their past.

Sponsored by Clinton Community Library, Pleasant Valley Library, LaGrange Library, Millbrook Library, Tivoli Library, and Staatsburg Library.

CCL Seeks New Trustee

The Clinton Community Library has an immediate opening for a new Board of Trustees member. Residents of Clinton are invited to apply for a three-year volunteer term.

The Board of Trustees of the Library ensures that the Library’s services are compatible with the needs of the community. The Board meets monthly, but most work is accomplished through committees, which include standing committees on matters such as Finance, Facilities, and Fundraising. Trustees are expected to be “hands on” in their designated areas of participation.

Library trustees are powerful advocates for libraries, and help shape their communities. Stop by the Library for an application, or download it from our website.

Book Club News

The Global Literature Book Club
Monday, April 19th | 7:00 PM
Online via GoToMeeting

The Global Literature Book Club discusses prize-winning novels from around the world, in translation, selected by members of the club. These works are challenging, but gratifying, and provide insights into a wide variety of nations, cultures, and styles of writing. The club meets monthly on Monday nights at 7 pm (currently via Go To Meeting). We welcome new members.

In April, the Global Literature Book Club will discuss Compass by Mathias Enard. As night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, revisiting the important chapters of his life: his ongoing fascination with the Middle East and his numerous travels to Istanbul, Aleppo, Damascus, and Tehran, as well as the various writers, artists, musicians, academics, orientalists, and explorers who populate this vast dreamscape. At the center of these memories is his elusive, unrequited love, Sarah, a fiercely intelligent French scholar caught in the intricate tension between Europe and the Middle East.

Call the library at 845-266-5530 to reserve your copy.

Please email for the Go-To-Meeting log-in information.

Tea Time Book Club
Thursday, April 15th | 2:00 PM
Online via GoToMeeting

In April, the Tea Time Book Club will be reading Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit, a riveting story of a stranger’s arrival in the fledgling colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts–and a crime that shakes the divided community to its core. Suspenseful and beautifully wrought, Beheld is about a murder and a trial, and the motivations–personal and political–that cause people to act in unsavory ways. It is also an intimate portrait of love, motherhood, and friendship that asks: Whose stories get told over time, who gets believed–and subsequently, who gets punished?

Call the library at 845-266-5530 to reserve your copy.

Please email Susan at to register and receive meeting information.