Programs & Events


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11/19 | Cookbook Club
11/22 | Toddler Time
11/23 | Storytime & AA
11/23 | CLOSING AT 5PM
11/24 | CLOSED
11/25 | CLOSED
11/26 | CLOSED
11/30 | Storytime & AA
11/30 | Lyons Reads



Happy Haunt-lidays
12/3 | Lyons Winter Festival
12/3 | Basic Embroidery
12/3 | #52Stories
12/6 | Holiday Train Storytime
12/7 | Storytime & AA
12/7 | Craft Hour
12/10 | Author Event
12/10 | Cookbook Club
12/13 | Baby Dance Party
12/13 | Beginning Crochet
12/14 | Storytime & AA

12/14 | Device Advice
12/15 | DIY Ornaments
12/16 | Device Advice
12/21 | Storytime & AA
12/21 | Lyons Reads
12/23 | CLOSED
12/24 | CLOSED
12/25 | CLOSED
12/26 | CLOSED
12/27 | Toddler Time
12/28 | Storytime
12/30 | CLOSED
12/31 | CLOSED

PreK   K-6   Teen   Family   Adult (Main)   Adult (Lyons)   Click on an event to learn more!




Happy Haunt-lidays

An Interactive Murder Mystery

 December 1 - December 29
Main Branch

Visit the Main Branch during open hours to discover the mysterious disappearance of a faithful library volunteer… or as a note with a bloody handprint suggests, was it foul play? Equipped with nothing but a case file and the official title of Library Detective, we are counting on you to crack this case wide open. Upon successful completion, you will be entered to win exclusive Library Detective merch to show off your sleuthing abilities. This program is a work of fiction and family friendly. Working as a team is encouraged.


Lyons Winter Festival

 Saturday, December 3
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Lyons Business District

Join the LBPA for the annual Lyons Winter Festival. Visit participating businesses for activities and shopping deals. Stop by the Lyons Branch for storytime!

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)


Basic Embroidery

 Saturday, December 3
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

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 stiches, 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. Registration is encouraged, please call (563) 242-5355.

Marilee cancelled class for December, but we will still be meeting to practice stitches together.


Holiday Train Storytime

 Tuesday, December 6
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Sawmill Museum (2231 Grant St)

Pop in anytime between 1:00-3:30PM to join us for stories, crafts, games, and happiness!


DIY Holiday Tree

Teen & Adult Craft Hour

 Wednesday, December 7
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Main Branch

This DIY mini holiday tree could be used as a gift or to brighten your own home this holiday season. We will be using flannel, velvet or lame fabric to make the trees. This program will be in the Makerspace. Registration is encouraged as supplies are limited. Please call (563) 242-8441.


Time To Ship Another Steer

Presented by Author Bill Mueller

 Saturday, December 10
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

Time to Ship Another Steer is a collection of author Bill Mueller's memories of growing up on a family farm as one of eleven children. This book was a way for him to preserve family history and explain what rural farm life was like in the 1950s-1960s. "Shipping a steer", says Mueller, is what mom and dad did when raising eleven children and a bill had to be paid." Registration is encouraged as seating is limited. Please call (563) 242-5355.


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, December 10
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

Please bring a "Holiday Recipe" for our 9th and final meeting.


DIY Ornaments

 Thursday, December 15
6:00PM - 7:30PM

Come explore the possibilities and learn how to make your own, personalized ornaments! Staff will give a demonstration and walk attendees through the steps of designing and creating customized ornaments. Attendees will also get to make an ornament to keep and personalize at a later date. Please call (563) 242-8441 to register, as seating is limited.





 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!


Afternoon Adventures

 Wednesdays at 2:30PM 

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! 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. 




Baby Dance Party

 Every 2nd Tuesday @ 10:30am

Something new the library is adding to our youth programs is a monthly baby dance party. 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.

Toddler Time

 Every 4th Tuesday @ 10:30am

Similar to baby dance time but for 2 to 3 year olds, music and toys will be available. 



 Saturday, December 3
1:30PM - 3:00PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

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. Registration is encouraged, please call (563) 242-5355.


Beginning Crochet

 Tuesday, December 13
1:00PM - 2:30PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

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 us. You will need to bring an H hook and a worsted weight yarn that is not fine or bulky. Registration is encouraged, please call (563) 242-5355.


Device Advice

 Wednesday, December 14
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

 Friday, December 16
10:00AM - 12:00PM

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.


Lyons Reads Book Club

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

 Wednesday, December 21
5:00PM - 6:30PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

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 (563) 242-5355.