Programs & Events


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  Market Music for Aug 10th has been CANCELLED 


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8/24 | Market Music
8/26 | Device Advice
8/27 | Cookbook Club
8/31 | Storytime & AA
8/31 | Lyons Reads

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


Art Exhibit: PrintFilmCanvas Series

This art exhibit is free to view throughout the month of August and will feature acrylic and oil paintings created by Linda Von Holten, a local artist and owner of Artwork by LVH. In this series, Von Holten features characters from books that are adapted into motion pictures to celebrate both literary and cinematic creations on canvas.

For more information about the art display, please visit Artwork by LVH on Facebook, Instagram, and Pixels.




Encanto Outdoor Movie Night

Presented by the Sawmill Museum

 Monday, August 15 | 6:00PM Picnic | 8:15PM Movie
Sawmill Museum (2231 Grant St)

Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and chairs and join us for the Sawmill Museum's free outdoor movie night! Disney's Encanto will be shown at 8:15PM, following the Sawmill Museum Family Picnic Night which starts at 6:00PM. For more information, call (563) 242-0343.


Who Are They To You?

Presented by Penni Chase

 Saturday, August 20
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

Please join us for a genealogy program presented by Penni Chase. Creating a simple timeline using census records and an obituary, Penni will teach us to look for the records that may have been created by our ancestors during their lifetime. We will look at how the relationships that our ancestors created within and outside of their families helped structure their lives and our lives today. Registration is encouraged, please call (563) 242-8441 for details and to sign up.


The Second Catholic Church in Clinton

Clinton History Program

 Tuesday, August 23
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

Please join us as Tom Koester presents a one-hour program about the second Catholic church in Clinton. There will be a small display of items and Q & A time. This program will be at the Lyons Branch Library. Registration is encouraged, please call (563) 242-5355


What Do I Tell the Kids?

Frankly Speaking About Cancer
Presented by Gilda's Club QC

 Wednesday, August 24
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Main Branch

Join us for a free workshop on building awareness about how to carry out conversations about a cancer diagnosis and treatment. People impacted by cancer and their loved ones are invited to join us as we learn what kids know about this condition at different ages, how to talk about cancer, tips for answering common questions, ways to help your child, and additional resources. The featured speakers are Kelly Craft, LISW, LCSW & Vicente Solis, MSW. Registration is required, please click HERE or call (563) 326-7504 to RSVP.


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, August 27
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

Please bring a recipe for “hot weather, it’s too hot to cook!” for our 5th meeting.



Storytime and Afternoon Adventures will not be held from August 10 - 24.
Youth staff will be taking a break to rev up for fall programs.



 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!





 Saturday, August 6 | 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, August 10
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Lyons Branch (105 Main Ave)

 Friday, July 29 | August 26
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, August 31
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.