MAIN BRANCH CLOSED SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, FOR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE.  

 MAIN BRANCH CLOSED SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, FOR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE. 

Programs & Events

 

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FEBRUARY

2/1 | Storytime & AA
2/1 | Heartland Book Discussion
2/4 | Basic Embroidery
2/4 | #52Stories
2/8 | Storytime & AA
2/8 | Device Advice
2/8 | Crochet Club
2/14 - 2/28 | I Spy
2/14 | Baby Dance Party
2/14 | Mayor Wynn's Legacy

2/15 | Storytime & AA
2/20 | CLOSED
2/22 | Storytime & AA
2/22 | Underground Railroads
2/23 | Cricut Class
2/24 | Device Advice
2/25 | Lyons Reads
2/25 | Cookbook Club
2/28 | Toddler Time


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


 

DISPLAYS & EXHIBITS

Located at the Main Branch February 1 - February 28

 

Melanin Pillars of Excellence

Presented by Artist Hayle Calvin

“This display highlights some influential African Americans who have contributed profoundly to Clinton, Iowa as well as some individuals who have made Black History through their achievements. I think it is important for people to realize the rich and amazing history that Clinton has. My hope is that this display will help encourage people, this Black History Month, to look into the life stories, historical contributions, and achievements of these individuals.”

— Display description by artist Hayle Calvin

 

LaMetta Wynn Display Case of Mayoral Items

View some of LaMetta Wynn’s historic, mayoral items from when she was the Mayor of Clinton from 1995 to 2007. The late LaMetta Wynn was the first African American woman to serve as mayor in any Iowa municipality. A portrait of LaMetta Wynn, created by her granddaughter, Hayle Calvin, is on display in the library as part of the art display “Melanin Pillars of Excellence.”

 

Clinton County Walk of Fame

Presented by the Clinton Hometown Pride Committee

The Clinton Hometown Pride Committee is a group of community-minded individuals that help promote the history and culture of the City of Clinton and Clinton County. One of the committee’s projects is the Walk of Fame traveling exhibit, which features notable individuals that were born and/or lived in Clinton County. The exhibit features seven individuals from the 2022 Walk of Fame Class.


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

I Spy at the Library

 Tuesday, February 14 - February 28
Main Branch

Explore the library as you try to “spy” various items to complete this investigative, family friendly activity. This program is like an immersive I Spy book/scavenger hunt.

Participants who complete this activity will be entered into a raffle to win a prize. Individuals of all ages are encouraged to participate. It will take about 30-45 minutes to complete this activity.

 

Remembering Mayor LaMetta Wynn's Legacy

 Wednesday, February 15
6:00PM - 6:30PM

Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

Join Kathryn Wynn Calvin, LaMetta Wynn’s daughter, as she discusses her Mom’s experience as the Mayor of Clinton from 1995-2007. The late LaMetta Wynn was the first African American woman to serve as mayor in any Iowa municipality. Please register for this program by calling (563) 242-8441.

 

Underground Railroads and Routes in Clinton County

Presented by Matt Parbs

 Wednesday, February 22
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

What made a person become involved in the Underground Railroad? How prevalent was the Underground Railroad in Clinton County? What were the limitations, the challenges, and the results of agents and freedom seekers? How many freedom seekers do you think came through Clinton County? Please join us to learn about the freedom seekers and the routes in Clinton County, presented by Matt Parbs, the Executive Director of The Sawmill Museum. Registration is encouraged as seating is limited, please call (563) 242-5355.

 

DIY Bookmarks

Cricut Class

 Thursday, February 23
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Main Branch 2nd Floor

Learn how to make a bookmark using the Cricut cutting machine. Staff will give a demonstration and everyone attending will be making a bookmark. Registration is encouraged, please call (563) 242-8441. This is open to ages 14+.


 

WEEKLY

 

Storytime

 Wednesdays 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 
Makerspace

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. 


 

MONTHLY

 

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. 

 

#52Stories

 Saturday, February 4
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.

 

Basic Embroidery

 Saturday, February 4
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. If you already embroider and would like to join a stitching group, you are welcome too! Registration is encouraged, please call (563) 242-5355.

 

Crochet Club

 Wednesday, February 8
5:00PM - 6:30PM
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 our Crochet Club. 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.

 

Cookbook Club Part Deux

If you enjoy telling stories, sharing your family recipes, and meeting new people, please join us at the Lyons Branch Library. We welcome all levels of cooking experience, diets, and recipes whether new or old. We are creating a cookbook for the Clinton Public Library.

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

For our February meeting, please bring a recipe for “Soups”.

 

Device Advice

Lyons Branch
 Wednesday, February 8
2:00PM - 4:00PM

Main Branch
 Friday, February 24
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

 Saturday, February 25
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

(New winter hours!)

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.