Program Update 2/20/19

Program Update 2/20/19

Tonight’s Tai Chi class is CANCELLED due to predicted bad weather.

Tales From The Hudson Valley | March 2, 7 PM

Clinton Community Library is excited to present Tales from the Hudson Valley, an evening of live storytelling, on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Clinton Town Hall, 1215 Centre Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Four local storytellers will relate their experiences of adventure, humor, and life lessons. Playwright Lauren Letellier from the Ancram Opera House will host and tell a tale, along with storytellers Norm DeGerre, Brett LaFave, and Jenny Seham.

“We are all members of the Mid-Hudson Library System but we are more like an extended family,” said Teresa McGuirk, Library Director at Clinton Community Library. “Community isn’t limited to the town lines and many of our residents wanted to do something to help our neighbor. All of the money collected will be donated to the Pleasant Valley Library to help them recover from this tragedy.”

A suggested donation of $10 at the door will benefit the Pleasant Valley Free Library to help with restoration efforts after a November 2018 fire devastated their building. Guests are invited into the adjacent Clinton Community Library for a reception with the storytellers following the program.

The library wishes to thank the Ancram Opera House for its help in organizing this community event.

Upcoming Programs & Events

Please call 845-266-5530 to RSVP to any of these great upcoming events!

Week of February 18 at the Library…

Tea Time Book Club

Tea Time Book Club
Thursday, February 21, 2:00 PM
In February, the Tea Time Book Club will be discussing A Gentleman in Moscow written by Amor Towles.

He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

Join us for a lively discussion and delicious snacks. New members are welcome! Reserve your copy now!

Book Club News

Monday Evening Book Club
On Winter Break

The Book Club is on winter hiatus until April 2019. In the meantime, if you need a book suggestion, one of the members has compiled a list of all the books the group has read since it began in 2004. Download it from our website!

Open Mic February 22, 7 PM

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!

Know Before You Go!

With snow and ice in the forecast, we thought it was a good time to remind everyone where we post the library’s closing information:

If the weather looks questionable, please check before you visit!

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:  smile.amazon.com/ch/14-1699640
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.

Program Proposal Form

Do you want to get involved with the library? Do you have a great idea for a program or library event, but aren’t sure how to get started? Now you can simply fill out our online Program Proposal Form. We read through submissions monthly and will contact you if your program is a good fit.