This week at the Library… Wes and Barbara Gottlock will be here on Thursday to give a presentation on Bannerman Castle for the July Lunch & Learn. We are currently at capacity for lunch, but all are welcome for dessert and the lecture at 1 PM. Join us for Open Mic Friday night! Ethan Campbell & Friends will kick it off at 6 PM with a featured performance. At 7, we open the stage to all who have signed up. And our Saturday craft is t-shirt tie dye. Bring a pre-washed white t-shirt to the library and learn some groovy techniques. Ages 7 +
Friday, July 26, 6 PM
Monday, August 19, 7:00 PM
In August, the Evening Book Club will be discussing 1491 by Charles C. Mann.In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.
Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water and immaculately clean streets, and was larger than any contemporary European city. Mexican cultures created corn in a specialized breeding process that it has been called man’s first feat of genetic engineering. Indeed, Indians were not living lightly on the land but were landscaping and manipulating their world in ways that we are only now beginning to understand. Challenging and surprising, this a transformative new look at a rich and fascinating world we only thought we knew.
Thursday, September 12, 2:00 PM
In September, the Tea Time Book Club will be discussing Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson. There is no meeting in August.
When Isabelle Poole meets Dr. Preston Grind, she’s fresh out of high school, pregnant with her art teacher’s baby, and totally on her own. Izzy knows she can be a good mother but without any money or relatives to help, she’s left searching.
Dr. Grind, an awkwardly charming child psychologist, has spent his life studying family, even after tragedy struck his own. Now, with the help of an eccentric billionaire, he has the chance to create a “perfect little world”—to study what would happen when ten children are raised collectively, without knowing who their biological parents are. He calls it The Infinite Family Project and he wants Izzy and her son to join.
This attempt at a utopian ideal starts off promising, but soon the gentle equilibrium among the families disintegrates: unspoken resentments between the couples begin to fester; the project’s funding becomes tenuous; and Izzy’s growing feelings for Dr. Grind make her question her participation in this strange experiment in the first place.
We made an error on the calendar portion of our print newsletter. Wednesday Tai Chi is held at 6:00 PM — NOT at 6:30 as listed. We apologize for the mistake and any confusion!
The Clinton Community Library’s Board of Trustees wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Teresa McGuirk (left in photo) upon her retirement as Director of the Clinton Community Library effective July 6, 2019. Teresa agreed to become our Director at a time where we were facing significant challenges and the future existence of the Library was uncertain. Working closely with our Board of Trustees, Teresa demonstrated true leadership and uncommon courage as she successfully faced each challenge. Her contributions to the recent success of the Library are too numerous to list here but perhaps her greatest accomplishment is that the Library is once again viewed as the heart of our Community. The Board of Trustees will be planning a special recognition event for Teresa at the Library in the not too distant future.
Our Summer Reading Program starts this week! Join for 6 weeks of great books and great programs! This summer’s program runs from Sat. June 29-Sat. August 10th. You can pick up your reading log during the week of June 24th! While you’re at the library, grab a copy of our Summer Programs Brochure, or download a copy to print at home.
Watch Great Films… Anywhere
With Kanopy, patrons whose home library is Clinton Community Library now have access to free streaming movies, many of which are not on Netflix or other streaming services. Choose from over 30,000 documentaries, The Great Courses, foreign films, Criterion Collection picks, classic films, independent films, and more. You get 8 free movies a month, and 3 days to watch each movie.
Content For Kids
Kanopy Kids is thoughtful entertainment for children aged preschool and up. Parents can trust a curated selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids withdevelopmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls to keep kids safe. Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that inspire, inform, and help children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem.
Watch Your Way
Stream content using any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app from iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.
• Complete the SIGN UP form with name, email address, and password
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The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.
Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.
Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.