A change in date has occurred for an upcoming speaker. An Afternoon of Spirit Communication will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. Don Marlette will deliver messages from loved ones, angels and spirit guides to those in attendance. This is a wonderful opportunity to both feel and witness the love from the spirit side of life, and to have your deepest questions answered.

Don Marlette is known as “The Metro Monk,” and is a spiritual medium and hypnotherapist. He is a fourth generation medium, with a reputation for accuracy, compassion and clarity. His office is in St. Cloud, Minnesota, where he works with clients in person and by phone, and also conducts development circles and demonstrations of mediumship and other psychic phenomena.

The program date has been changed due to the likely inclement weather we will be having this weekend.

Looking for yearbook donations

The Lyons Branch Library is looking for some gently used yearbooks such as: CHS, Mount Saint Clare, OLA, St. Mary’s, Prince of Peace, Lyons H. S. and the surrounding Iowa and Illinois area. We will also take grade school and junior high yearbooks. Donations are greatly appreciated.

You may drop off at the Lyons Branch Library: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Wednesday noon to 7 p.m. The branch is located at 105 Main Ave.

Genealogy Day

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. genealogists are welcome to exchange ideas and share information. On that day we offer a special of 50 free black and white copies for $5 per attendee. Snacks are provided.

Genealogy and local history research is always available Wednesday through Saturday at the Lyons branch.


Friday, from 3 to 5 p.m. businesses (and the library) in the Lyons neighborhood will be handing out candy and decorating their windows for a spooky fun time.

Fines for relief

When you pay your fines in October you help hurricane relief efforts. All money collected for your fines will be donated to the American Red Cross. This does not include replacement costs for lost materials.


The Clinton Public Library main branch will be participating in Trunk or Treat. On Friday, from 3 to 5 p.m. The Children’s Discovery Center and the Clinton Public Library are once again joining together to hand out free candy from creatively decorated car trunks as children trick or treat from car to car.

The event will take place during the Downtown Trick or Treat which makes it a safe, one stop, trick or treating experience. If you would like to decorate your car trunk to participate, please sign up at the Children’s Discovery Center.


Morning storytimes are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Come join the fun with songs, books and puppet shows.

Wednesday After-School programs

From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for both age groups. Kids in grades kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to come to the second floor to play different games, do crafts, or play Minecraft or other computer games, and puzzles.

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to come to the boardroom and/or the teen loft for video games, drawing, Perler Beads, and other fun activities.

Great Resources Online

Clinton Public Library has subscribed to the state library sponsored package. Library cardholders should call or visit the library for help in accessing our new online resources:

n Gale Gold Package: Databases and full text journals covering a wide range of academic and general-interest topics.

n Chilton Library: Authoritative automotive repair covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years.

n Credo Reference: Elite reference content with a one-stop exploratory search platform, including the complete DK book collection.

n Transparent Language: Complete language-learning system with flexible learning paths to over 100 languages, including Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, and English for non-native speakers.

If you have questions about library programming, call 563-242-8441. Contact the Lyons Local History and Genealogy branch library by calling 242-5355 from Tuesday through Saturday. You can also access library information by visiting our web site at www.clintonpubliclibrary.us. Be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Pinterest.

Kendra Evers is the Public Services Associate at the Clinton Public Library.

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