Thursday, December 5th & 19th | 4:00 PM


Take a journey around the library! Just as a carousel goes ’round, pre-schoolers will take turns travelling from station to station at our Merry-Go-Read. Come and listen to our special friends read stories and sing songs about animals. From frogs to ducks, from tigers to pups, we’ll hear tales about all kinds of critters. Registration appreciated but not required. Please call the library at (845) 266-5530 to RSVP. Geared toward ages 3-5 (siblings welcome)!

This program is part of an Early Literacy Grant and is supported by the participation of Settled & Serving In Place–Taconic (SSIP).

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.

Gingerbread House Making


Gingerbread House Making

Saturday, December 14th | 10:00 AM


It’s gingerbread house building time! Join us for a morning of family fun building a gingerbread house that you can take home. We’ll have sets of houses, frosting, candy, and sprinkles galore. One gingerbread house kit per family. Registration for this program is required, as there are a limited number of available spots. Call 845-266-5530 to reserve a house. All ages welcome.

Square Dance

Square Dance

Sunday, December 15th | 1:00 PM–4:00 PM


Swing on by the library for an afternoon of square dancing! A square dance is a dance for four couples arranged in a square, with one couple on each side, facing the middle of the square. The caller first teaches the dance, perhaps going through it twice. Then the dance begins to live music. The moves overlap with contra dance figures, but the caller may change the couple who starts the figure during the dance. It’s a vibrant and exciting activity. Bring a partner, or find one at the dance! No prior experience necessary. Admission: $10 ($5 with valid student ID). Please bring a snack to share for the potluck table.

Caller: Kathy Anderson
Band: Clinton Hollow Boys

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.

Clinton Tree Lighting

Clinton Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 21st | 4:00 PM


Clinton Community Library joins the East Clinton Fire Department in their Santa Run! Swing by the library at 3:30 PM for cookies and hot cocoa and stay for the Christmas tree lighting ceremony with the Clinton Recreation Committee at 4:00 PM. There will be some carol singing and Santa will deliver presents. All ages welcome.

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night
Friday, December 27th | 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.

Instant Pot Soup Workshop


Instant Pot Soup Workshop

Saturday, January 4th | 12:00 PM


Do you love soup? Do you have an Instant Pot or are you curious what all the excitement is about? Join Holly Shelowitz, Culinary Nutrition Educator for this lively cooking demonstration. Holly will make a delicious soup right before your eyes, answer all of your questions, allay your fears and inspire you to make soup!

Don’t have an Instant Pot? No worries. Holly will talk about the art and pleasure of soup-making as well as give you tips about using pressure cookers, slow cookers and your favorite stovetop soup pot. The snow date for this class is January 18th.

Space is limited. Register here, call the library at 845-266-5530 or stop by the circulation desk.

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:

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
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