CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 30 IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY 

Programs & Events

 

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SPECIAL EVENTS

 

80's Nostalgia Night

 Tuesday, May 17
6:30PM - 7:30PM
Main Branch

Attention 80's kids! You bring the materials (a shirt, a bag, a hat or whatever!) and we'll bring the puffy paint! Join us for an evening of crafts, nostalgic snacks, games, and your favorite 80's tunes. Feel free to come dressed in your best 80's fashion. Event will be held in the lower level meeting room. All ages welcome!

 

Fashions To Die For

 Friday, May 20
1:00PM - 2:30PM
Main Branch

Did you know that clothing can make you sick, break your bones, and even kill you? It's true! It can even drive you mad! This program takes a look at 18th- and 19th-century fashions and the deadly secrets hiding behind those fabulous looks, and tackles some of those urban myths too. Kathy Wilson, a professional historian and educator, will present this program in the lower level meeting room of the Clinton Public Library.

 

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Precision Medicine & Dinner

Presented by Gilda's Club QC

 Wednesday, May 25
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Main Branch

This free program focuses on building awareness among patients and caregivers about being able to talk with their health care team about precision medicine testing, biomarker testing, treatment decision-making, targeted therapy and inheritable cancers. We hope to answer many of your questions. A free meal will be provided for in-person attendees. RSVP is required, please register HERE or call (563) 326-7504.

 

Meet Local Author Dr. Ansari

 Wednesday, May 18
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Main Branch

Dr. Ansari will be discussing his book My American Dream: Reflections over Life in the lower level of the Clinton Public Library. Copies will be available for purchase and signing.

 

Cookbook Club

Do you enjoy telling stories, sharing recipes, and meeting new people? If so, please join us at the Lyons Branch Library to share some of your family recipes, whether new or old, and also share a story about the recipe. Everyone who joins this 9-month program will be creating a cookbook together for the Clinton Public Library. We welcome all levels of cooking experience and diets.

 Saturday, May 21
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

Please bring a recipe, instructions, and a food related story for your "go-to recipes for celebrations & parties" for our 2nd meeting.

 Saturday, June 25
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

Please bring a "Summertime recipe" for our 3rd meeting.

 

Spend Smart. Eat Smart.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach

 Friday, June 10
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Main Branch

Are you looking for tips for stretching your food dollars? Good nutrition does not have to be expensive. Learn strategies to save money on food expenses while including new ideas into menu planning and food shopping. This program is presented by Vera Stokes, Food & Health Specialist. Registration is encouraged, please call (563) 242-8441 to sign up.


 

WEEKLY

 

Storytime

 Wednesdays at 10:30AM 
Storytime Room

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

June 15 - Firefighters
June 22 - PBS

 

Afternoon Adventures

 Wednesdays at 2:30PM 
Makerspace

Every Wednesday, K-6th graders are invited to join us in the Makerspace from 2:30 - 4:00pm for fun STEAM activities. Join us for some hands on learning and fun!

May 18 - LEGO Challenge
May 25 - Paper Airplane Challenge


 

MONTHLY

 

#52Stories

 Saturday, June 4
1:30PM - 3:00PM
Dunkin Donuts (1122 N 2nd St)

The #52Stories genealogy project provides the inspiration you need to write down one story every week for a year. You can do this in a handwritten journal, a blog, or voice/video recordings. During our meetings, we will chat about what we are doing with our own #52Stories project.

 

Device Advice

 Friday, May 20
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Makerspace

 Wednesday, June 8
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

 Friday, June 24
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Makerspace

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.

 

Crafternoon @ Lyons: Beginning Crochet

 Tuesday, June 14
1:00PM - 2:30PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

Would you like to learn how to crochet but aren't sure where to start? Sandy Logan is teaching us the basics. You will need to bring an H hook and a worsted weight yarn that is not fine or bulky. Registration is encouraged, please call us at (563) 242-5355 for details and to sign up.

 

Lyons Reads Book Club

 Wednesday, May 25
5:00PM - 6:30PM
Hy-Vee Market Grille (901 S 4th St)

 Wednesday, June 22
5:00PM - 6:30PM
Dunkin Donuts (1122 N 2nd St)

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. Registration is encouraged, please call us at (563) 242-5355 for details and to sign up.