Upcoming Programs

This Week at the Library

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This Week’s Concert: Betty & The Baby Boomers

Enjoy music outside the library and Town Hall! Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Please note that the concert will be held in the Town Hall in the event of inclement weather.
Betty and the Baby Boomers wrap distinctive harmonies around traditional folk songs from singers like Pete Seeger, as well as contemporary artists.

Lifelong Learning Opportunities for Adults

Abstract Painting and Drawing: Aug. 13, 10:30 AM. Art is full of emotion! After looking at various abstract pieces, participants will create their own work of art based on an emotion they choose. Presented by The Art Effect. Registration required.

Lunch & Learn: When You’re a Jet: August 25, 12:30 PM. Presented by David Bean. Local West Side Story actor, author, and co-founder of the Clinton Corners favorite Jeanie Bean’s Cafe, David Bean will talk about his experiences as an actor and dancer both on stage and on screen.

“STEAM”-Y Summer Programs for Kids & Teens

Students in elementary school through high school can participate in the following amazing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) programs this summer. Please note each program is geared toward a specific age group.

Clay Character Sculptures with the Art Effect: Saturday, Jul. 30, 10:30 AM. This workshop will guide young artists in developing and building their own unique fantasy characters in soft, malleable oven-bake Sculpy clay. Dynamic gesturing, costuming, accessories, facial expressions, movement, and more will be utilized to breathe life into their creations. Registration required. Ages 5-12.

The Sailing Classroom on the Sloop Clearwater: August 6, 9:00 AM-12 PM. Teens can set sail to explore the Hudson River and examine live fish, perform water-quality tests, and discover Hudson Valley history! Limited number of spots. Registration required. Ages 12-17. Presented with Staatsburg, Hyde Park, and Rhinecliff Libraries

Next Board of Trustees Meeting

The next Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Monday, August 8, 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, August 22, 4:00 PM
In-Person at the Library

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!

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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