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Looking for a great read? Hunting for a cookbook? Want to read a biography? The Friends Underground book store will be open to the public on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The store is located on the lower level of the library. To contact the book store, call 242-0840 or visit the web site at for more information.

There’s an App for That! The iPad edition for iPad and iPhone users will be held in the library board room on Tuesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. For your session, bring your device and your Apple login. The library will provide the free WiFi. We’ll discuss getting started with your device and share some great apps for beginners. Call the library at 242-8441 to register.

Reading Roulette Book Club. Our April read will be the fantasy novel, “Sabriel” by Garth Nix. On April 9 at 2 p.m., we’ll discuss the book on the second floor of the library. Stop into the library to check out a copy. Sabriel’s father, the Abhorson, has gone missing and she must travel into the dangers of the Old Kingdom to find him. With her go a young Charter mage named Touchstone and a feline-shaped spirit named Mogget. Along the way, she must face evil to discover her destiny.

Celebrating Authors Event. Visit the Lyons Branch of the Clinton Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m. April 10 for a Celebrating Authors Event sponsored by United Way and the Clinton Public Library. Local authors Misty Evans, McKenzley Morris, Amy Manemann, Kristal Shaff, Dionne Witt, Francesca Hawley, Aria Michaels, and Deena Nehring will be in attendance, signing books and greeting the public. Love to read? Stop out and meet some local authors and pick up a new book!

Monthly Movie Musical. On April 16 at 2 p.m., visit the library for our Monthly Movie Musical to enjoy the wonderful classic, “Singin’ in the Rain.” Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, silent film stars make a rough transition to talkies. Lina’s voice doesn’t fit her image, so Monumental Pictures has contract player, Kathy Selden overdub Lina’s voice. As Don and Kathy fall for each other, Lina tries to harm Kathy’s career. The movie will be shown on the second floor of the main library. Popcorn will be provided. Bring your own covered drink.

Bingo @ the Library! On Thursday, April 23, on the second floor of the library, join us for an afternoon of bingo fun from 2 to 4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded, and coffee and cookies will be provided. The program is free. Call the library at 242-8441 to register.

Genealogy Day at Lyons - Saturday April 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join Root Cellar staff and folks from the local genealogy community for a chance to exchange ideas, learn tricks of the trade, and discuss your projects. The cost is $5 for lunch and includes 50 free black-and-white copies per attendee. The program is open to the public. For more information contact the library by emailing or calling 242-8441.

2015 Gateway History Conference - Where the Lincoln Road Meets the Mississippi: A Conference on Industry, Commerce, and Community in the Iowa-Illinois Gateway Area, 1835-Present. On Saturday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., join the Sawmill Museum, Windmill Cultural Center, and Clinton Public Library for the Gateway History Conference, featuring panels from various scholars, educators, and enthusiasts covering a range of regional history topics from 1835 – present. This year’s keynote speaker is Clark Kidder, author of “Emily’s Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider” and co-produced and co-writer of “West By Orphan Train,” a new film based on his book. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to screen “Country School: One Room, One Nation,” the Emmy-nominated documentary from Kelly and Tammy Rundle, with commentary from preservationist Caroline Bredekamp.

Kitchen Science for Grownups! Amaze your kids! Astound your Grandkids! All tricks are kid tested and mother approved! Children’s librarian, Beth Mosher will demonstrate fascinating tricks with common objects found around the house on Thursday, April 30, at 2 p.m. on the second floor of the library.

Minecraft for kids! On Monday afternoons from 4 to 6 p.m., kids in grades first to sixth can come to the library to play Minecraft. Sign up at the children’s desk or call 243-5436 to register.

Story time. Toddler Time will be Tuesday, April 7, at 9:30 a.m. The preschool story times will be Wednesday, April 8, and Thursday, April 9, at 10 a.m. If you have questions, please contact children’s staff at 243-5436.

Afternoon Adventures. Children in grades first to fifth can explore their world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The theme changes every week. 

Weekly Teen Program. Every Wednesday, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. teens are encouraged to attend our special programming. Programs vary each week so come check it out. 

Anime Club. Teens, come join the weekly Anime Club at the library on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. The club alternates between watching anime, discussions, and drawing and sharing original characters.

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