2020 Summer Concerts

Great news! With the Mid-Hudson Region now in Phase 4, gatherings of up to 50 are allowed, and we will be able to hold our outdoor summer concerts starting on July 17th! We are excited to host live music for our community to enjoy, but we do have some special guidelines this year:

1) Please bring your own chair and respect social distancing guidelines (patrons that come to the concert together may sit together as a group).
2) The concert will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather (rain, excessive heat, etc.) because we cannot safely move the performance indoors.
3) A staff member will maintain an attendee count so we do not exceed the number of people allowed.

All concerts will be held from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. We encourage you to bring your own refreshments to enjoy during the performance. Bottled water will be available for a donation to the library.

These events can take place as long as the Mid-Hudson Region continues to meet the appropriate metrics. If local or state government rolls back the region to an earlier Phase, the event is subject to cancellation.

We hope you are as excited as we are to enjoy live music!

 

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Upcoming special programs and events are listed below. Please check our calendar for the full list.

 

Virtual Author Visit: Trailblazing Women for Kids with Vashti Harrison

Thursday, July 16th | 2:00 PM
Online via Facebook Live – Watch here

PBS Books presents “Trailblazing Women for Kids” Thursday, July 16, at 2 p.m. with author and illustrator Vashti Harrison. “Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History” showcases women who changed the world — heroes, role models and everyday women who did extraordinary things “Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World,” the sequel, features the true stories of 40 women creators — writers, inventors, artists, scientists, the list goes on.

This event is part of PBS Books’ Trailblazing Women Virtual Series, which will highlight amazing stories of American women.

This program is sponsored by PBS Books.


Summer Concert: Cherished Memories

Friday, July 17th | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

The distinctive sound of Doo Wop may have faded away from American pop culture, but Cherished Memories brings it back! Take a trip back to younger days and simpler times, while you appreciate the pure sounds and vocal intricacies of tight harmony.

Things to know:
1) Please bring your own chair and respect social distancing guidelines (patrons that come to the concert together may sit together as a group).

2) The concert will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather (rain, excessive heat, etc.) because we cannot safely move the performance indoors.

3) A staff member will maintain an attendee count so we do not exceed 50 people (per Phase 4 guidelines)
We encourage you to bring your own refreshments to enjoy during the performance. Bottled water will be available for a donation to the library.

This event will take place as long as the Mid-Hudson Region continues to meet the appropriate metrics. If local or state government rolls back the region to an earlier Phase, the event is subject to cancellation.


Cooking with Holly: Delicious Meals with Your Pantry Staples

Saturday, July 18th | 2:00 PM – Register here
Online via Zoom

Join Holly Shelowitz, Culinary Nutrition Educator and cook along in your kitchen as she guides you on live video from her kitchen to prepare a delicious dish using pantry staples. Set up your computer, smart phone or ipad so you are hands free. It’s so much fun to see each other in our kitchens while we are all cooking!Space is limited for this program and registration is required. Recipes and meeting link will be sent by Thursday, July 16th. Please do not share the meeting link. 

This program is sponsored by Clinton Community Library, Starr Library, Staatsburg Library, LaGrange Library, and Morton Memorial Library.


Monday Evening Book Club – Virtual Meeting

Monday, July 20th | 7:00 PM
Online via GoToMeeting
Our Monday Evening Book Club theme for 2020 is “literary tour of the world”. We are reading and discussing recently translated prize-winning literature from authors based in various countries in Europe and Asia. Books picked for this list are curated by former trustee Zachary Snow. New members welcome.

In July, we will be discussing The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andric, a vivid depiction of the suffering history has imposed upon the people of Bosnia from the late 16th century to the beginning of World War I. As we seek to make sense of the current nightmare in this region, this remarkable, timely book serves as a reliable guide to its people and history.

***This program will take place online. Please email clinton.director@gmail.com for the log-in information.***

 

 

 


Karate Online for Kids

July 27th-August 17th | Mondays at 11:00 AM

Want your kids to have a fun outlet for their energy and learn something new this summer? Karate Online for Kids is an awesome series of four online karate classes taught by Traditional Okinawan Karate. Kids will learn healthy habits, self-defense as well as listening, focus and meditation skills. All of the learning is through engaging drills and games. The class is for kids 6 to 11 years old.

This class series is sponsored by Clinton Community Library, Millbrook Library, Pleasant Valley Library, and LaGrange Library.

Spots are limited and registration is required. Sign up now!

 


An Afternoon of Dungeons & Dragons

Saturday, August 1st, 1 PM-4PM – Register here

Ever wanted to try your hand at Dungeons & Dragons? Or, are you a veteran player itching for a game while still being able to social distance? In either case come and join us for a single-day online one-shot adventure!

We will adventure through a pre-built one-shot quest designed for both new and seasoned players. We will be adventuring entirely online using the free Roll20 platform (www.roll20.net). All participants will choose from pre-generated level 2 characters and will adventure together to complete a single-day quest. Ages 13-17 welcome.

Registration is required as spots are limited. Participants will receive meeting information no less than 2 days before program begins.


 

Summer Reading Finale: Build Along With Brad!

Monday, August 3rd | 6:30 PM

Brad will be showing you a unique glimpse behind the scenes. Join us to learn how puppets are built and how puppetry magic is made. Interact with Brad as he creates puppets before your eyes, then sit back and enjoy the show! Visit Clinton Community Library’s Facebook page when this program premieres.
Sponsored by Clinton Community Library, Staatsburg Library, Hyde Park Free Library.

Currently Available Services

The following services are currently available at Clinton Community Library:

  • Online resources
  • Telephone support reference
  • Online programming
  • Curbside pickup
  • Checkout at the circulation desk
  • Access to browse the collection
  • Public computer access (by appointment preferred; one PC available)

To help maintain social distancing and better serve our community, we ask that you not loiter longer than is necessary to accomplish the above services.

The Mid-Hudson Library System will also resume deliveries on its regular schedule (to libraries that are open) and you will once again be able to browse our online catalog and place holds online.

Masks are required for entry into the library and we ask that you wear your mask covering both your nose and mouth at all times. Please see graphic below for a friendly reminder. Exceptions are only given to those who have medical conditions or are under two years of age.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us. Hope to see you all soon!

Summer Reading 2020

 

Summertime is reading time and Clinton Community Library’s Summer Reading Program is back! All ages are welcome to join us for a summertime of reading fun. This year we ask you to “Imagine Your Story” with us and go on a virtual adventure!

Visit our ReadSquared website to register at any time. Families may register together under one username. Logging begins June 24th and ends August 3rd. Read on for more information about each program and events below:

Children’s Program

  • Read any book (including magazines, comic books, and graphic novels), ebook, or audiobook to earn points on ReadSquared. Each item read grants 50 points.
  • Completing a ReadSquared mission will grant 10/25/50 points.
  • All participants will receive a grab bag at the conclusion of the program if 500 points have been earned.

Teen & Adult Programs

  • Read any book (including magazines, comic books, and graphic novels), ebook, or audiobook to earn points on ReadSquared. Each item read grants 50 points.
  • Completing a ReadSquared mission will grant 10/25/50 points.
  • Every 50 points you earn grants 1 entry for the prize raffle at the end of the program on August 3rd. The more you read, the more points you will earn, and the more prize raffle entries you accumulate!
  • Winners will be notified by email and/or phone call.

Please see our calendar for a list of special programs and events.

Curbside Pickup FAQ

We are excited to now offer CCL Curbside Pickup!

Clinton Community Library offers curbside service, making it easy for you to return materials and safely pick up items without having any direct contact with Library staff or other patrons.

1. Place items on hold.

2. Wait for notification, then let us know you’d prefer curbside pickup.

3. Grab & go!

  • Call us when you get to the parking lot. If you do not have a cell phone, please knock on the door and then step away. Please wait in your car or by the picnic table while we gather your items.
  • Bags will be on a table outside the building.
  • Find your bag labeled with the first four letters of your last name.

Homebound patrons can designate another person to pick up their holds. Please call for more information and to schedule such a pickup.

Returns
Our outdoor book drop is available 24/7, so you’re welcome to return books, movies, and other physical items anytime that’s convenient starting that day. All returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being processed and circulated. Your items will not be taken off your account until after their 72-hour quarantine period (this will not create penalties or any overdue fines for your account in any way).

Chair Yoga Returns Online!

Chair Yoga Online

Fridays at 12:00 PM
Online via Facebook Live

Join Samantha Free on Facebook Live for Chair Yoga classes online. Learn the basics of breath, meditation, and movement. This class will help you stretch and strengthen.

 

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

Creativebug is here!

We are so excited to offer our patrons a new database starting TODAY! It’s called Creativebug and we hope you love it as much as we do. Use your library barcode to create an account and start creating: https://www.creativebug.com/lib/clintonlib

From sewing projects to creative planning to quilting, lettering, knitting, jewelry making, kids’ crafts and more… the options are endless! ⁠

Virtual Tech Help

Do you need help with your Kindle, tablet, smart phone or computer? Would you like to know how to check out eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive or Libby and magazines on RBDigital? Do you need assistance using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Craigslist? Our teen tech expert Samantha will help answer your questions via a virtual meeting through Zoom. Email clinton.techhelp@gmail.com with your name, phone number, email address, and tell us what you need help with to schedule a 30-minute appointment.

Get a CCL Library Card Instantly!

The Library’s physical building may be temporarily closed, but we are doing everything we can to supply you with resources that you can access from home 24/7. If you do not currently have a library card, you can now register for an Instant Card here: https://midhudsonlibraries.org/selfreg~S26 and have immediate access to eBooks, eAudio, TumbleBooks for Kids, Universal Class, Kanopy video streaming and all of the available MHLS online resources!

Check it out!