Clinton Community Library

Clinton Community Library Programs

All programs are subject to change or cancellation. Events are open to the public. Registration required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
Saturday, Dec. 4, 10:00 AM
Join Mia Tomic and explore classical seated, standing and supine yoga poses linked with breath in a creative way to stretch, strengthen, and rejuvenate your body, breath, and mind. Email miayoga7@gmail.com to sign up. (You will only need to register once.)
Light-Up Origami Fro
Saturday, Dec. 4, 10:30 AM
Light-Up Origami Frog Virtual Workshop for grades 4 to 8.
Learn how electrical circuits and switches work while you make an action origami frog. Press down on the frog's back legs to make its LED eyes light up – then let go and watch it hop away! 
Best for grades 4 through 8.  Pre-registration required (you will get the event link and materials list, you will need to pick up materials at the library ahead of time).
 
Take+Make: DIY Paint
Monday, Dec. 6
DIY Painted Gift Wrap Week of December 5 -- Courtney Cerruti teaches several quick and easy dry-brush techniques, from sophisticated crosshatch designs to loose geometric squiggles – no prior painting experience required. At the very end, Courtney shares unique ideas for mixing and matching papers to wrap any gift.

Register online and then stop by the library to pick up your supplies for this Creativebug DIY Painted Gift Wrap.  [Supplies available one week prior to Take + Make week.]

If you haven't already, you will need to set up your Creativebug account and using your library card number https://www.creativebug.com/lib/clintonlib.  Once your account is set up, you can use this and other videos to make fun and functional projects. 
Monday, Dec. 6, 9:30 AM
Vince Sauter will teach you how to lower stress and keep calm with Tai Chi. Class will focus on breathing in the calm and breathing out the tension. Register to receive Zoom meeting link. Sponsored by Clinton Community Library.
Cabin Fever Share &r
Monday, Dec. 6, 2:00 PM
Join this (in-person*) discussion group to ward off the long, chilly days of winter!  Learn from your neighbors.
We will meet to share about our funny stories, heartwarming tales, or meaningful life experiences. 

Prompts:
How We Met (December) - Have you met an interesting or famous person?  Does your first encounter with a friend or spouse have a funny or inspiring backstory? 
Funny Vacation (January) - Do you have a Lampoon-style funny vacation story?  Have you travelled someplace no one has ever heard of?
County Fair (February) - Did you participate at the county fair or other summertime event when you were young?  Or maybe just last year?  Any funny/strange/illuminating stories to share?
School Days (March) - What was school like when you were younger?  Did you have an influential teacher you want to tell us about?

Hot cocoa and snacks will be provided.  All are welcome to join the discussion!  
Presentations are limited to 5-7 minutes to give time for three Share & Tell speakers and questions/discussion time with the group.
The group will meet for one hour. Speakers (only) are asked to register online or by calling the library. Thanks!

*We will meet in-person: Keep in mind that the town of Clinton is reqiring masks be worn while inside the building.  Thanks for your understanding.
Storytime on the dot
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 10:30 am
Getting where you want to go is a whole exploration of vehicles. We'll read about trains and rockets and trucks and cars. Zoom Zoom
Mah Jongg In-person
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
Players of all levels are invited to play Mah Jongg right here in the library! If you're looking for a game to keep your mind sharp, or if you enjoy games that make you think strategically, you'll want to give Mah Jongg a try! Sponsored by Northeast Dutchess Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 9:30 AM
Vince Sauter will teach you how to lower stress and keep calm with Tai Chi. Class will focus on breathing in the calm and breathing out the tension. Register to receive Zoom meeting link. Sponsored by Clinton Community Library.
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 6:00 PM
Join Mia Tomic and explore classical seated, standing and supine yoga poses linked with breath in a creative way to stretch, strengthen, and rejuvenate your body, breath, and mind. Email miayoga7@gmail.com to sign up. (You will only need to register once.)
Dessert Pretzel Bomb
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 6:00 PM
Dessert Pretzel Bombs – A Great Family Fun workshop. 
This is an Interactive Virtual Workshop.  You'll cook your Dessert Pretzel Bombs at home while seeing the instructor on a zoom connection.
Make a batch of 12 Dessert Pretzel Bombs! Learn how to make the pretzel dough and fillings from scratch and how to form each pretzel bomb.
You will receive most of ingredients to make all of the fillings:
-S'More Bomb
-Cinnamon Apple Bomb
-Chocolate Bomb
-Cinnamon Sugar Bomb
-Jelly Bomb
Kits Include all dry Ingredients: Flour, Yeast, Sugar, Baking Soda, Salt, Cinnamon, Mini Marshmallows, Chocolate Chips, Graham Crackers, Chocolate Sugar, Cinnamon Sugar, Confectionery Sugar, Parchment Paper, 1 disable glove and a toothpick,
You will need to have on hand: ½ Stick Melted Butter, Water, Baking Sheets, Bowl, Spatula, Knife, scissors and a small jar of your favorite jam or jelly and an apple if desired.
Tea Time Book Club I
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2:00 pm
For December, settle in with How the Penguin Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior. Goodreads says, "Comforting and warms the cockles!" That is exactly what we want...Plus a cup of Maxwell House hazelnut.
⭐️Making Connections
Thursday, Dec. 9, 4:00 PM
Making Connections is for grade three and up.
Engaging stories for upper elementary ages, followed by related discussion, activity, and/or snack.  Dive into art, science, diversity, mindfulness, or magic, just to name a few! 
Registration recommended but not required.
Clinton Tree Lightin
Thursday, Dec. 9, 4:30 PM
Join us for a festive kick-off to the holiday season! The Town of Clinton will hold this year's tree lighting ceremony at the Town Hall on Thursday, December 9th at 4:30 PM. Afterwards, enjoy cookies, hot cocoa and holiday stories in the library.

A special thank you to the Town of Clinton Highway Department, Town Clerk, Town Supervisor, and Town Supervisor-elect for coordinating this community event! 
Chair Yoga - Online
Friday, Dec. 10, 11:00 AM
Join Samantha Free on Facebook Live for Chair Yoga classes online. Learn the basics of breath, meditation, and movement. This class will help you stretch and strengthen. Sponsored by Clinton Community Library. Funding for this and other Optimistic Aging programs is provided by the Northeast Dutchess Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation..
Decorate Gingerbread
Friday, Dec. 10, 4:30 PM
In-Person* Event
Fun for the whole family!  Come and decorate a gingerbread house!
Kits, frosting and candies will be provided.  Please register to be sure there are enough supplies for all.

*We will meet in-person: Keep in mind that the town of Clinton is reqiring masks be worn while inside the building.  Thanks for your understanding.
Saturday, Dec. 11, 10:00 AM
Join Mia Tomic and explore classical seated, standing and supine yoga poses linked with breath in a creative way to stretch, strengthen, and rejuvenate your body, breath, and mind. Email miayoga7@gmail.com to sign up. (You will only need to register once.)
Take+Make: How to Fo
Monday, Dec. 13
How to Fold a Paper Box -- Create custom-sized boxes using decorative paper with Liana from Creativebug. These pretty paper boxes have their roots in origami, coming together with a series of simple folds. You'll learn how to make box tops with matching bottoms, which make cute gift containers for any occasion.

Register online and then stop by the library to pick up your supplies for this Creativebug DIY Painted Gift Wrap.  [Supplies available one week prior to Take + Make week.]

If you haven't already, you will need to set up your Creativebug account and using your library card number https://www.creativebug.com/lib/clintonlib.  Once your account is set up, you can use this and other videos to make fun and functional projects. 
Monday, Dec. 13, 9:30 AM
Vince Sauter will teach you how to lower stress and keep calm with Tai Chi. Class will focus on breathing in the calm and breathing out the tension. Register to receive Zoom meeting link. Sponsored by Clinton Community Library.
Monday, Dec. 13, 6:30 PM
The public is invited and encouraged to attend the Board of Trustees Meeting. Learn what's happening at your library! Sponsored by Clinton Community Library.
Storytime on the dot
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 10:30 am
Some of the sweetest books are about sharing!
This morning we will have a special guest reader.
(I will fill you in families.) Not to miss!
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