Programs & Events


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Welcome to Our New Calendar and Event Registration!

To view an event's information and/or register, click on it and choose "More Details."

Click on an event to learn more & register! Color Guide:
PreK | Kids 0-3 | Kids K-6 | Teen | Family | Makerspace | ​​​​​​​Online | ​​​​​​​Adult (Main) | ​​​​​​​Adult (Lyons) | ​​​​​​​Closings/Cancellations




Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

 Saturday, June 3 | 10:30AM - 1:00PM | Lyons Branch

Come join us at Lyons to sign up for the summer reading program, make HUGE bubbles, enjoy a cool snack, and enter for door prizes! We will also be announcing the winners of the Bookmark Design Contest.


Crochet & Knit Club

 Wednesday, June 7
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Lyons Branch

Bring your current crochet or knitting project and join other yarn lovers for a fun and social gathering while you work on your projects. Registration is encouraged.


Origami Workshop

Presented by Gilda's Club QC

 Thursday, June 8
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Lyons Branch

Come learn some fun origami paper folding with Gilda's staff. Featuring Kelly Craft, LISW, LCSW, Program Manager at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities

Registration is required. All services are offered at no cost. To register for the program or for questions please visit: or call (563)-326-7504.


Rolled Flower Shadow Box

Makerspace Class

 Thursday, June 15
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Main Branch

Shadow boxes are the perfect gift for almost any occasion, or simply decorating your own home. Learn the techniques for creating rolled paper flowers, and how to assemble them to create your very own shadow box! Get ready for the upcoming holiday with this lovely, patriotic themed shadow box—it’ll be red, white, and blue, and crafty, too! Class is open to ages 14+. Supplies are limited. Registration is required.


Guide to Green Living

Presented by Brad Seward

 Tuesday, June 20
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Lyons Branch

Join us to learn about green living by Brad Seward, the Director of Operations & Education for the Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency. Recycling has a positive impact on our health and quality of life due to less pollution and it helps to protect the environment.  Find out what you can do to help keep reusable and recyclable items out of the garbage and what other programs are available with the CCASWA during this Guide to Green Living presentation. Registration is encouraged.


The Edge of Summer

Summer Beach Reads Book Club

 Tuesday, June 27
6:30PM - 7:30PM

Main Branch

Join us to discuss The Edge of Summer by Viola Shipman and make new friends in the process! Copies of this book are available to check out through the library. Please register if you plan to attend.


Severe Weather 101

Presented by Severe Weather Information LLC

 Wednesday, June 28
6:00PM - 7:00PM

Lyons Branch

Join us as we take a dive into the basics of severe weather. Topics include: storm chasing, local climatology, past tornadic events, severe weather safety and preparedness and a Q&A. 





 Wednesdays & First Saturdays at 10:30AM
Storytime Room

Storytime is offered continually, with breaks occurring in late December and August. Storytimes are on the second floor of the library in the storytime room on the western side of the building. Join us for fun, stories, songs, puppet shows, and a craft to take home!


Afternoon Adventures

 Wednesdays at 2:30PM 

Every Wednesday, K-6th graders are invited to join us starting at 2:30pm for fun STEAM activities. Join us for some hands on learning and fun! Activities range from 45 minutes to 75 minutes long.

Caregivers are encouraged to join with their younger children. Sign in is required from caregivers and if they are not joining their children for the activities, we encourage them to stay in the building. Children under the age of 8 are not to be left alone in the building without a caretaker at least the age of 14. 



The following programs may occur several times a month. For more information, please view our calendar or call (563) 242-8441.


Device Advice

 Both Locations

Technology giving you trouble? Drop into the library for one-on-one help during Device Advice hours! We’re happy to help with any projects you’re working on or just answer your questions. We’re not tech professionals, but we can help you feel more comfortable navigating the technology you’re interested in.


Virtual Author Talks

Library Speakers Consortium

Click HERE to view more information, register for upcoming events, or view past recordings.

 Mike Rucker, Ph.D. | Wednesday, June 7, 3PM

How the Disciplined Pursuit of Joy and Wonder Can Change Your Life: Lessons from Organizational Psychologist Mike Rucker, Ph.D.

 Jamie Beck | Thursday, June 15, 1PM

New York Times Bestselling Author of An American in Provence

 Tananarive Due | Wednesday, June 28, 7PM

Award-winning and bestselling author of sixteen books, including the Blood Colony, The Living Blood, The Good House, Joplin’s Ghost, and Devil’s Wake



The following programs meet once a month. For more information, please view our calendar or call (563) 242-8441.



 Lyons Branch

On every headstone or plaque, there are two dates separated by a dash. How do you define your dash? The #52Stories genealogy project provides the inspiration you need to write down one story every week for a year by using a handwritten journal, blog, voice, or video recording. During this meeting we will chat about what we are doing with our own #52Stories project by sharing our stories & photos.


Baby Dance Party

 Main Branch

We will have songs, toys, and bubbles for you and your baby to interact! This is a great chance for babies and caregivers to socialize with each other and their peers.


Basic Embroidery

 Lyons Branch

If you would like to learn how to embroider and are not sure where to start, please join us for a basic embroidery class taught by Marilee Hilgendorf. With only a few supplies and learning some basic stitches, we will be creating a beautiful craft project. We will be providing some supplies for this class but you are encouraged to purchase a 5" hoop, embroidery thread, and embroidery needles. If you already embroider and would like to join a stitching group, you are welcome too!


Crochet Club

 Lyons Branch | Currently On Break

Would you like to learn how to crochet but not sure where to start? Sandy Logan is teaching us the basics. If you are new to crochet or could use a refresher, please join our Crochet Club. You will need to bring an H hook and a worsted weight yarn that is not fine or bulky.


Lyons Reads Book Club

 Check Calendar for Location

The Lyons Reads Book Club is relaxed and we have fun conversations about books and authors. We each read our own book and discuss it with our group.


Makerspace Class

 Main Branch

The Clinton Public Library’s Makerspace was created to help patrons develop their creativity and explore new technology. We will have a program every month to showcase items that can be made using equipment from the Makerspace.


The Plarn Project

 Lyons Branch

Plarn is plastic yarn that is made from plastic shopping bags. This material is used by local volunteers to make comfortable sleeping mats for the homeless. Upcycling these plastic bags is a way to help our community and also reduce the amount of plastic going into landfills. If you are interested in donating clean plastic grocery bags & cutting them, please join us to learn more about this project.


Toddler Time

 Main Branch

We will have songs, toys, and bubbles for you and your 2 to 3 year old to interact! This is a great chance for toddlers and caregivers to socialize with each other and their peers.