This week at the library: 10/14–10/19

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:

Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra Presents: How Do They Make That Sound?


Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra Presents: How Do They Make That Sound?

Saturday, October 19, 11:00 AM

Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra will present “How Do They Make That Sound?” — a fun and FREE concert for all ages but fine-tuned for children. Come early (10:45 a.m.) to try out instruments at our petting zoo. The concert will include a medley from Lion King, excerpts from Beethoven’’s 5th Symphony and the opportunity to meet our featured flute soloist Marcia Gates.

Reservation is not required for this program, but it is appreciated. Please call us at (845) 266-5530 to RSVP for this fantastic morning of music!

Lunch & Learn: The Great Covered Bridges of the United States and China

Lunch & Learn

The Great Covered Bridges of the United States and China

with Dr. Ronald G. Knapp

Thursday, October 24th
12:30 PM – Lunch (registration required)
1:00 PM – Dessert

Great timber covered bridges–strikingly beautiful and ostentatious–were constructed in the United States and China in the past with proportions—length and span—that far exceed those that survive today. This talk will draw upon old images, principally paintings and photographs that illustrate and contrast covered bridges seen today with those of centuries past.

Trained in geography and history at Stetson University and the University of Pittsburgh, Ronald Knapp has been carrying out research on the cultural and historical geography of China’s countryside since 1965 and more recently in the United States. He is the author, editor, or contributor of more than 20 books concerning China and Southeast Asia, several of which have been translated into Chinese and Japanese, as well as two books dealing with the United States.

Registration for lunch at 12:30 p.m. is required. All are welcome to join us for dessert at 1:00 p.m.

Funding for this and other Optimistic Aging programs is provided by the Northeast Dutchess Fund of  the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Let’s make Halloween candy bark!

Halloween Candy Bark

Saturday, October 26th | 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Let’s have a delicious morning making fun spooky candy! It’s super fun to make and, most importantly, it’s delicious! Join us at Clinton Community Library to create spooky candy bark. Ages 6 and up. Registration required. Stop by the desk or call 266-5530 to register.

Poetry Reading: Roberta Gould

Poetry Reading: Roberta Gould

Friday, November 8th | 6:30 PM–7:30 PM

Join us for a poetry reading with Roberta Gould as she reads from her latest book of poems, Woven Lightning, published in 2018 by Spuyten Duyvil Press. In Woven Lightning, there is always a concern for the sound and pulse of language. This event is free and open to all ages. Books will be available for purchase.

Roberta Gould taught Romance languages for twenty years at Brooklyn College and briefly at the University of California in Berkeley. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Now, Catholic Worker, California Quarterly, Milkweed Chronicle, Mid American Review, The Art and Craft of Poetry, and many more. Her works have also been included in many other literary publications, and in anthologies including Mixed Voices, A Slant of Light, Up the River.  


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.

Job & Career Help

Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.