Upcoming Programs

Medicare Information Seminar
On the agenda for our program: 1. Who is eligible for Medicare and when can you enroll? 2. What are the three pathways to Medicare coverage? 3. What are the five different parts of Medicare coverage? 4. How to avoid the Medicare lifetime penalities? 5. Can I contribute to my HSA if I am also enrolled in Medicare? Bob Quinlan started his life and health insurance practice in 1986. Helping people with Medicare since 2014. Part-time insurance instructor across the country since 2007.
Cooking Class: Summertime Dishes
Join Holly Shelowitz, Certified Nutrition Counselor, and Culinary Educator for an in person cooking class, featuring dishes for your backyard gatherings and everyday meals. On the menu will be: -Asparagus Salad with Almonds and Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette -Broccoli Slaw with Lemony Vinaigrette. You will watch each dish be prepared right before your eyes and get to taste them too!
Spoon Man Live Performance
Friday, July 8, 6:00 PM The “Spoon Man” is a published author who offers a hilarious interactive musical comedy program for all ages. He has been playing the spoons for nearly 32 years, ad professionally for over 20! Join us for this "stirring" performance! Great for families and appropriate for all ages. Please note that this program will take place at United Methodist Church, 1 Church St., Hyde Park. Presented with Hyde Park and Staatsburg Libraries
Waterwheel Renewable Energy Workshop
Monday, July 11, 10:00 AM Make a low-tech waterwheel using household and craft materials, and test it out under running water. Ages 7-11.
Digital Painting with The Art Effect
Use Wacom Tablets and Photoshop software to imagine concept art, to create original digital visual art pieces, and to strengthen their skills in visual communication. Students also gain practice with identifying light sources, learning how to properly shade, learning how to compose images, and take elements from source texts to re-imagine them and refashion them through a unified personal aesthetic. Grades K-5.
Scratch Coding Camp
Learn more about coding in a fun and supportive environment. With instructors from Open Hub, kids can learn how to code an animated story with Scratch and gain skills they will use well into the future. Snack included, bring a water bottle (can be refilled at the library). Parents must sign child(ren) in at drop off and out at pick up. Limited spots. Ages 10-14.
Build a Buzzing Board Game (Online)
Make a personalized version of the board game Operation, where players must remove game pieces without setting off the alarm! You choose the theme, design the board, and build the electric circuit that makes it work. All you need is a recycled box (cereal or cracker boxes work great) and some simple components. Turn your buzzing, light-up game board into a treasure map, an adventure story, or a test of skill — whatever sparks your imagination! Ages 12 and older.
Everyone Needs Friends!
Join the CCL Friends Group! We meet the 4th Monday of the month at 4 PM.

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Make Your Own Puppet Workshop July 23


Saturday July 23, 10:30 AM

Join expert puppet builder Brad Shur from Paper Heart Puppets for a fun and creative workshop where you will learn how to make your own puppets! Grades K-5. REGISTER HERE

Next Board of Trustees Meeting – July 25, 2022

The next Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 6:30 PM in the library. The public is always welcome to attend. You may view the current board packet on our website. Please email Library Director Carol Bancroft for more information.

NEW! STEAM to Go Kits

Dig deep into science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with our new Penworthy S.T.E.A.M. Kits To Go! The kits integrate high-interest books with interactive resources for family fun and learning. Kits circulate for 2 weeks and must be picked up and returned to the CCL circulation desk. Check one out with your library card today! Kits are best for children in grades 4 and up. These kits were purchased with funds from the Dutchess County Learn, Play, Create Grant.

Green Energy Kit

Our world runs on energy and the Green Energy kit teaches kids about alternate energy sources that are clean and renewable. The kit introduces young engineers about energy and promotes hands-on exploration of energy concepts. Kids will be introduced to solar, wind and geothermal power and encouraged to build over 125 different projects using alternate energy sources.

Electronics, Coding & Bots Kit

Science Comics gives us a high-interest graphic novel packed with facts on robots and drones: past, present and future. Kids apply the information to coding with Artie the programmable robot that draws whatever you code on any sheet of paper. Use Snap Circuits to enjoy hours of educational fun while learning about electronics and circuits with hands-on manipulatives and easy-to-follow activity guides.

Explore Circuits Kit

Develop problem solving , cause and effect, and logic skills in this addictive marble circuits game or learn the fundamentals of circuitry with this imaginative play set made to teach key engineering and design principles. Wrap it all together with a look at 101 incredible technology facts that every kid should know.

Explore the Outdoors Kit

The Explore the Outdoor kit encourages kids to explore the great outdoors. Perfect for nature walks and backyard exploration with the submergible SeaScope and 2-1 Explorer Scope for up-close examination of everything from rocks to bugs.

Won’t You Be Our Friend?


Meeting: Monday, June 27, 4:00 PM
In-Person at the Library (refreshments will be served)

Friends support the goals and programs of the Library through advocacy, hospitality & fundraising. Learn how you can get involved with the library and our community! All are welcome!

Covid Test Kits Available!

Do you need a Covid test kit? The library now has a limited number available. If you are experiencing symptoms, please call ahead and we will be happy to bring one out to your car. Otherwise, you may pick up one kit per family at the circulation desk.

Museum Passes Now For Checkout

We are excited to offer two new Museum Passes! You may now check out a family pass for Mass MoCA (gallery admission only for up to 2 adults and 2 children under 16) or Storm King Art Center (up to 6 people — children under 5 do not need to be counted in the total). Museum passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis, check out for 1 week, and must be picked up and returned to the CCL circulation desk.

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.

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