Don’t Miss Our Book Sale!

Our Annual Book Sale will be happening Feb. 22-Feb 25:

  • Thursday, Feb. 22 from 5-7 PM: Preview Night ($10 entrance fee)
  • Friday, Feb. 23 from 2-8 PM
  • Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9-3 PM
  • Sunday, Feb. 25 from 9-1 PM (Bag Day! Fill a bag for $5)

We will take donations of clean books during open library hours. Please do NOT leave books outside the library. We still need volunteers to staff the sale. If you can spare a few hours, please sign up in the library. Thank you!

Open Mic This Friday!

This month’s Open Mic is happening on Friday, Febraury 23 at 7! Our monthly open mic night is happening 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!

Programming Announcement

New at the Library in January

February Book Club News

Book Discussion Group
On Break Until April

Next Book: Death Comes for the Archbishop
by Willa Cather 
April 16, 7 PM

Our evening book club is taking a break until April. Why not get a head start on the next pick?

Willa Cather’s best known novel is an epic–almost mythic–story of a single human life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert. In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes to serve as the Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. In the almost forty years that follow, Latour spreads his faith in the only way he knows–gently, all the while contending with an unforgiving landscape, derelict and sometimes openly rebellious priests, and his own loneliness. Out of these events, Cather gives us an indelible vision of life unfolding in a place where time itself seems suspended.

Reserve your copy now and join us for a book discussion on Monday, April 16 at 7 PM. New members are welcome!

Tea Time Book Club
Nomadland
by Jessica Bruder
 
February 22, 2 PM

From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves “workampers.”

On frequently traveled routes between seasonal jobs, Jessica Bruder meets people from all walks of life: a former professor, a McDonald’s vice president, and a minister, among many others. Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy―one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive.

Reserve your copy now and join us for a book discussion on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 2 PM. New members are welcome!

Thank You Bill and Barbara!

We were featured in the MHLS Bulletin this week!

The Clinton Community Library made history by passing their very first 414 (municipal ballot) vote! For the very first time in this library’s history they have stabilized their operating funds and have a predictable amount of funding to base planning decisions on. This was a huge win for this library and their community! 

(front row: Sue Ellen Fairbanks, trustee; Barbara Burns, board president; Johanna Whitton, trustee; back row: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MHLS; Zachary Snow, trustee; Mary Pat Sternberg, trustee; Wilfred Relyea, trustee; Matthew Pfisterer, trustee; and newly elected trustee Marion Auspitz.)

At the Board of Trustees Annual Meeting on December 11th, we also honored two Board members, thanking them for their dedication to the library. Wilfred Relyea and Barbara Burns were presented with a bench that will be placed outside the library for our patrons to enjoy. Bill and Barbara will no longer be serving on our Board, but we are truly thankful for all they have done for our community.

If you are shopping at Amazon, consider using AmazonSmile and helping the Clinton Community 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. With each purchase you make, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the library.

Program Proposal Form

Do you want to get involved with the library? Do you have a great idea for a program or library event, but aren’t sure how to get started? Now you can simply fill out our online Program Proposal Form. We read through submissions monthly and will contact you if your program is a good fit.

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Pass

Mid-Hudson Children's Museum Library Pass
We are pleased to share that we now offer our patrons a pass to the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum! The Pass allows for free general admission during public hours for the entire family. The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum defines “family” as up to two adults and all children under 18 years old from one household. Library card AND photo ID must be presented when entering the museum, per the Museum’s rules. The Family Pass may be borrowed during the week for 5 days. Passes must be returned to the Clinton Community Library and handed to a staff member.
A Family Pass may NOT be renewed, and there is a late fee of $5.00 per day, and a fee of $10.00 for a lost membership card. For more information, call the library or stop by the circulation desk!