Programs & Events


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Welcome to Our New Calendar and Event Registration!

To view an event's information and/or register, click on it and choose "More Details."

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




Read It Before You See It

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

 Saturday, April 8
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Main Branch

Join us to discuss this popular page-turner over light
snacks and beverages — and make new friends in the
process! This book is about a woman named Hannah who
investigates her husband’s disappearance and searches for the truth with the help of her step daughter, Bailey. This story is being adapted into a TV series on AppleTV+ starring Jennifer Garner, which releases on April 14th. 

If you plan to attend, please give us a call at (563) 242-8441 or register through our online calendar. Copies of this book are available to check out through the library.


All About iPhones

 Thursday, April 13
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Main Branch

 Thursday, April 20
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Main Branch

This introductory class will teach beginner iPhone users basic iPhone functions. Individuals will learn how to use popular apps like a pro through a short step-by-step presentation followed by a Q+A session. Make sure to bring your own iPhone and any questions you may have. This class is limited to 6 participants per session. To register, please visit our calendar or call (563) 242-8441.


How To Start Your Own Seeds

 Tuesday, April 18
3:00PM - 4:00PM

Lyons Branch

Join Master Gardener Willard Larsen to learn how to start your own seeds for your garden this spring. Participants will be able to start seeds and then take them home. Supplies will be provided. Registration is limited to 15 people. To register, please visit our calendar or call (563) 242-8441.


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, April 22
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Lyons Branch

For our March meeting, please bring a recipe for “Main Dishes”.


Preserving Iowa Family Snapshots and Sharing Local History

The Public Online Platform “Fortepan Iowa”

 Tuesday, April 25
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Main Branch

Presented by Bettina Fabos, Director of Fortepan Iowa.

Fortepan Iowa is a digital archive of amateur photographs of twentieth-century life. More than 15,000 photos are displayed chronologically through the archival platform, and it is partnering with local libraries and even other states to build an alternative public history of Iowa. In addition to preserving Iowa's photographic history, Fortepan Iowa is also working with Iowa towns and cities to collect snapshots of everyday life and share them with the public. Please join us to learn more about this project, or how you could become involved, with Bettina Fabos, the director of Fortepan Iowa. Registration is encouraged, please visit our calendar or call (563) 242-8441.





 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 

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. 



The following programs may occur several times a month. For more information, please view our calendar or call (563) 242-8441.


Virtual Author Talks

Library Speakers Consortium

Click HERE to view more information, register for upcoming events, or view past recordings.

 Kate Beaton | Tuesday, April 4, 6PM

NYT Bestselling Cartoonist of Hark! A Vagrant! and Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands

 William Kent Krueger | Thursday, April 27, 7PM

#1 Bestselling Author of More Than 20 Books Including This Tender Land and Lightning Strike


Device Advice

 Both Locations

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.



The following programs meet once a month. For more information, please view our calendar or call (563) 242-8441.



 Lyons Branch

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.


Baby Dance Party

 Main Branch

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.


Basic Embroidery

 Lyons Branch

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 stitches, 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!


Crochet Club

 Lyons Branch

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.


Lyons Reads Book Club

 Check Calendar for Location

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.


Makerspace Class

 Main Branch

The Clinton Public Library’s Makerspace was created to help patrons develop their creativity and explore new technology. We will have a program every month to showcase items that can be made using equipment from the Makerspace.


The Plarn Project

 Lyons Branch

Plarn is plastic yarn that is made from plastic shopping bags. This material is used by local volunteers to make comfortable sleeping mats for the homeless. Upcycling these plastic bags is a way to help our community and also reduce the amount of plastic going into landfills. If you are interested in donating clean plastic grocery bags & cutting them, please join us to learn more about this project.


Toddler Time

 Main Branch

We will have songs, toys, and bubbles for you and your 2 to 3 year old to interact! This is a great chance for toddlers and caregivers to socialize with each other and their peers.