Programs & Events


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9/27 | Toddler Time
9/28 | Storytime & AA
9/28 | Lyons Reads
9/29 | Beginner Cricut



10/1 | #52Stories
10/4 | Visiting the Beyond
10/5 | Storytime & AA
10/5 | Clinton History
10/6 | Colleen Hoover
10/11 | Baby Dance Party
10/11 | Beginning Crochet
10/12 | Storytime & AA
10/12 | Device Advice

10/12 | Craft Hour
10/19 | Storytime & AA
10/20 | Healthy & Homemade
10/22 | Cookbook Club
10/25 | Toddler Time
10/26 | Storytime & AA
10/26 | Lyons Reads
10/28 | Device Advice

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




Heat Transfer Vinyl

Beginner Cricut

 Thursday, September 29 | 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Join us for another Makerspace class! Learn how to create personalized items using heat transfer vinyl, a Cricut machine, and a heat press. Attendees will learn to weed, layer, and press a heat transfer design onto a canvas tote bag. Materials for this class are provided at no cost. Class is limited to 15 attendees, please call (563) 242-8441 to sign up. This class is appropriate for ages 16 and older.


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, October 22
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

Please bring a recipe "passed down from a loved one or friend" for our 7th meeting.


Visiting the Beyond

An Interactive Paranormal Investigation

 Tuesday, October 4
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Meeting Room

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a real haunted house looks like? Join us as Curt Strutz presents an interactive presentation full of original photography, history, and haunted experiences that does just that! This is recommended for teens and adults only. Registration is encouraged as seating is limited. This will be held in the lower level meeting room. Please call (563) 242-8441 to register


The Fifth Catholic Church in Clinton

Clinton History Program
Presented by Tom Koester

 Wednesday, October 5
5:30PM - 6:30PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

Please join us as Tom Koester presents a one-hour program about the fifth Catholic church in Clinton. There will be a small display of items, Q & A time, and the opportunity to ask what information the Catholic Historical Center may have available about your family. Registration is encouraged, please call (563) 242-5355.


Colleen Hoover Book Discussion

 Thursday, October 6
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Wide River Winery (1776 E Deer Creek Rd)

(Attendees can arrive around 4:30pm to socialize with others before activities begin promptly at 5pm)

If you've read any book by Colleen Hoover or want to learn more about this popular author, join us to meet other fans and to discuss her work! We will talk about the book It Ends With Us in anticipation of its sequel release It Starts With Us. If you haven't read It Ends With Us, warning: there will be spoilers! Beverages and food will be available to purchase from the Wide River Winery at this event. Please call the Clinton Public Library at (563) 242-8441 to register. Registration is not required but strongly encouraged. Interested individuals can check out this book at the Clinton Public Library.


Mummy Pumpkin

Teen & Adult Craft Hour

 Wednesday, October 12
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Please join us and make a mummy pumpkin to decorate your home or porch. This fall craft is fun & quick to make. Registration is encouraged, please call (563) 242-8441.


Cook Now, Enjoy Later

Healthy & Homemade Workshop

 Thursday, October 20
5:30PM - 7:00PM
Meeting Room

Discover how planning ahead can reduce stress and save money as you provide your family with nutritious home-cooked meals. This program will be presented by Vera Stokes, Human Sciences Specialist, from Iowa State University Extension & Outreach. Registration is required. Please call (563) 242-8441 to register.





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

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

 Wednesday, October 12
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

 Friday, October 28
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.


Beginning Crochet

 Tuesday, October 11
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, September 28
5:00PM - 6:30PM
Hy-Vee Market Grille (901 S 4th St)

 Wednesday, October 26
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.