This Week at the Library: 3/1-3/6

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Chair Yoga Time Update

Friday Chair Yoga classes will now meet at 11:00 AM on both Facebook Live and Zoom. For those who would prefer to meet on Zoom, please register here for the meeting link.

Virtual Field Trips (Ages 8-12)

March 10th at 4:00 PM | Register here
March 24th at 4:00 PM | Register here

Join the Ashokan Center for live lessons in environmental science for ages 8-12, from home! 

Mar 10 – Stream & Pond Investigations
Let’s take a field trip to Ashokan’s Esopus Creek and pond and investigate two very different aquatic ecosystems. We will catch and examine macroinvertebrates, learn about indicator species, and join Hailey in the lab to get a closer look at microscopic life using our powerful NOAA microscope.

Mar 24 – The Power of Pollinators
Come travel with us to the magical garden of Maraleen Manos-Jones to learn how bees, butterflies and birds support the cycle of life. We’ll explore how pollinators promote biodiversity and help us grow the food we eat. Learn how you can help pollinators in your community by creating your very own pollinator gateway garden.

Getting Started with Hoopla

Tuesday, March 2nd | 6:00 PM
Register here

Online via GoToMeeting

Join us for a 20-minute online workshop on how to use Hoopla, Clinton Community Library’s e-resource for instant access materials. Hoopla offers hundreds of thousands of titles instantly with no holds or late fees. You can enjoy movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! This workshop will go over how to register for an account, search for titles, and borrow items.

Read Across Hyde Park

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.

The Board of Trustees of the Library ensures that the Library’s services are compatible with the needs of the community. The Board meets monthly, but most work is accomplished through committees, which include standing committees on matters such as Finance, Facilities, and Fundraising. Trustees are expected to be “hands on” in their designated areas of participation.

Library trustees are powerful advocates for libraries, and help shape their communities. Stop by the Library for an application, or download it from our website.

Online Genealogy Workshop

Online via GoToMeeting
Tuesday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM
Register here

Genealogy research often focuses on the males, but 50% of our family tree is made up of women. Learn how to uncover your maternal ancestors’ stories and where she might be hiding in the record collections. Sponsored by Clinton Community Library, Pleasant Valley Library, LaGrange Library, Millbrook Library, Tivoli Library, and Staatsburg Library.

Book Club News

Monday Evening Book Club
Monday, March 15th | 7:00 PM
Online via GoToMeeting

In March, the Monday Evening Book Club will discuss The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez. In this gorgeously wrought, award-winning novel, Vásquez confronts the history of his home country, Colombia. The novel follows the story of Antonio Yammara, whose journey leads him all the way back to the 1960s and a world on the brink of change: a time before narco-trafficking trapped a whole generation in a living nightmare.

Call the library at 845-266-5530 to reserve your copy.

Please email for the Go-To-Meeting log-in information.


Tea Time Book Club
Thursday, March 11th | 2:00 PM
Online via GoToMeeting

In March, the Tea Time Book Club will be reading Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue, a compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream–the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy. Behold the Dreamers challenges us all to consider what it takes to make us genuinely content, and how long is too long to live with our dreams deferred.

Call the library at 845-266-5530 to reserve your copy.

Please email Susan at to register and receive meeting information.

Accepting Donations for Spring Book Sale

Take & Make

January 2021–April 2021
Pick up 1st & 3rd Fridays when the library is open

Grab a kit, make a craft! Stop by the library any time on the 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month to pick up a craft kit. All materials and instructions are included for you to take home and make at your leisure. Kits are given on a first come, first served basis. Share with us what you make and tag @clintoncommunitylibrary! Ages 5 and up recommended.