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Have you wondered what Lean is or how it could apply to you? Join us on August 21st at 5:30 p.m. for an overview of the principles and tools of this continuous improvement practice for business management.

Learn how you can improve your personal and professional life, two seconds at a time.

Market Music — The Ripplers

On Wednesday, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Ripplers will be performing a tasty mix of original and popular songs with an alt-country, bluegrass, folk sound that is clear and mellow like a fine wine — hence the name The Ripplers. The Ripplers are JC Monroe on guitar and vocals, Jim Peart on banjo fiddle and vocals, and Dave Bingo Layton on bass and vocals. They’ve played together in some form or another since the early 1970s and they’re finally starting to get the hang of it. Clinton Public Library Market Music concerts coincide with the Lyons Farmer’s Market.

Clinton Book Festival

The Clinton Public Library is excited to host the third annual Clinton Book Festival — A Celebration of Books, Reading, and the Book Arts. The festival will take place Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at the Clinton Community College from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are looking forward to offering an educational and fun-filled program with readings, workshops, demonstrations and other activities featuring local and regional writers, artists and organizations. A great selection of activities will be available for book lovers of all ages.

Programs include: From Idea to Bookshelf with Jill Esbaum, children’s book author published by National Geographic for Kids; Getting Started with Literary Journal Publishing and Finding Online Writing Communities with Brian Burmeister; How Not to Write a Police Procedural with former Chicago police officer Remi Hunter, and Down on the Farm with local author Margo Hansen. Panels include: Poets and Writing Poetry; Twisted Fairy tales: A Collection of Short Stories by Teens; Author Support Q&A; Writing with Facts History, and Research; and Writing Memoirs.

Taking a Break in August

The following programs are taking a break in August: Afternoon Adventures (grades 1-5) and Create-and-Connect (grades 6-12).

Storytimes

Morning storytimes will continue on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am. Come join the fun with songs, books and puppet shows.

Remodeling

We will be replacing the glass windows and doors at the Lyons branch library because the current windows were put in during the 1950s and ‘60s. New energy efficient windows and doors will be installed late this summer in order to make the building more energy efficient. It will also make it more cost effective to run the building year round. There will be some disturbance to the existing landscaping during the installation so the landscaping will be redone in the fall.

The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of Labor Day.

Kendra Evers is the Outreach Services and Teen Services librarian at the Clinton Public Library.

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