This week at the library: 11/11-11/16

We Want Your Opinion!

We’re not past November yet but Clinton Community Library is already looking ahead! Give us your feedback by filling out this programming survey and tell us what you’d like to see in the new year.

Fall No-Cook Play-Dough

Fall No-Cook Play-Dough
Saturday, November 16th | 10:00 AM


Let’s make no-cook play-dough at the library! This fun and easy play-dough recipe is quick and easy to do any day. It’s a hands-on activity that turns simple kitchen ingredients into play-dough without using the oven. Simple ingredients of pumpkin and spices make it smell delicious! Ages 6 and up. Sign up now for your spot at the table: 266-5530.

Lunch & Learn: The Culture of the Mohican People

Lunch & Learn: The Culture of the Mohican People
Thursday, November 21st | 12:30 PM


Native American culture expert, Larry Thetford, returns for an engaging talk about the Mohicans in the Hudson Valley. During the presentation, Thetford will showcase local archeological evidence supporting the presence of the indigeous people in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. Our speaker will also examine the effects of European contact with the Mohican tribe and trace their resulting migration, ending with a discussion on the current status of Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans.

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night
Friday, November 22nd | 7:00 PM
Clinton Town Hall


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.

Universal Class is Here!

Library card holders now have access to Universal Class! Free courses are now available online in over 30 subject areas, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests and options for social media interaction with other learners.

Here is just a few topics of the classes offered:

– Digital Photography
– Babysitting 101
– Exercise and Fitness
– Entrepreneurship
– Arts and Music
– Home and Garden Care
– Cooking
– Computers and Technology
– Health and Medicine
– Homeschooling
– Job Assistance
– Law and Legal
– Parenting and Family
– Pet and Animal Care

… plus hundreds more! Take advantage of this resource and learn at your own pace. For more information, visit:

December Contra Dance

Contra Dance

Saturday, December 14th
4:30 PM Challenging Contra Dance
7:30 PM Beginner Workshop | 8:00 PM–11:00 PM Contra Dance

Location: Clinton Town Hall

Contra dances return in December! We’ll start with a challenging contra dance at 4:30 PM, followed by a potluck at 6:30 PM. This challenging contra dance is open to all but the skill level of the dances will be geared toward experienced dancers. “Experienced” means:

  • You know how to do a roll-away, California twirl, pass through to a wave, contra corners, and the basic moves without being taught
  • You know where to be at the start of each dance phrase and how to recover from a lapse
  • You assist your partner and neighbor to the next move
  • You execute flourishes safely and on time without disturbing others

What to expect? New moves, unusual choreography, no-walk through dances, medleys…plus great music and a great time!

Beginners can get started at 7:30 PM with a workshop, followed by the Dance from 8:00-11:00 PM. Admission: $10 ($5 with valid student ID). Please bring a snack to share for the potluck table. 

Caller: Kathleen Anderson
Band: New Brew

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.

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.

Stream Movies for Free with Kanopy

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.

Access Kanopy From Your Computer 
 Visit the Clinton Community Library Kanopy Page

 First-time users need to click on SIGN UP
 Complete the SIGN UP form with name, email address, and password
 Verify your email by clicking the link sent to your email account
 You can LOG IN with your library card and PIN
Access Kanopy From Your Device

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:
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.

eBooks for Kids!

Overdrive for Kids

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.