RHINEBECK — Virtual programs return to Clinton Community Library. For information about any library programs, or to register, call 845-266-5530 or email jchin@clintoncommunitylibrary.org.

The Life and History of the Ancient One: The Story of ‘Kennewick Man’ at 1 p.m. Jan. 19 Online via GoToMeeting. Around 9,000 years ago a Native American community buried one of their own near a river in the Pacific Northwest of North America. Then, in 1996, after millennia of erosion the remains of this individual, now known as The Ancient One (also Kennewick Man), were found by locals along the banks of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, setting in motion a more than two-decades-long legal and cultural battle between Native Americans, anthropologists, and the United States Government, sparking conversations within the country about cultural ownership, scientific intentions, and Native American rights.

Join us for an online talk and Q&A with anthropologist and archaeologist Martin Walker to better understand this conflict over the control of human remains, to learn about NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act), and to discover how this singular case has brought into sharp relief Native American sovereignty in the United States.

Walker is an anthropologist and professional archaeologist who has been conducting research and teaching North American Prehistoric archaeology for more than 10 years. He has worked with the American Museum of Natural History, the University of Tennessee, the University of West Georgia, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and the National Parks Service.

Book Bundles for children ages 2-10. In a hurry? Not sure which books to pick for your child? Try one of our book bundles. Each bundle is made up of 3-5 books of a theme, hand-picked just for you. Select one of ours or choose your own. This service is open to all patrons of the Mid-Hudson Library System. Bundles must be picked up at the Clinton Community Library.

Crafting with Creativebug through March. Pick up outside the Library after the first Friday of the month. Let’s get crafty with Creativebug! This winter, teens and adults are invited to pick up a different craft kit each month to make at home. Instructions are delivered via videos on Creativebug, the library’s free resource for arts and crafts classes. You will need to know your library card number and PIN to log in. Ages 14 and older recommended. To register, call the library at 845-266-5530 or sign up online. Kits are limited to 1 per person and registration is required. Kits may be picked up anytime after the first Friday of the month.

Tea Time Book Club at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 online via Zoom. In January, the Tea Time Book Club will be reading The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. From the author of Me Before You, The Giver of Stars is set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. Call the library at 845-266-5530 to reserve your copy. Email Susan at susanr@clintoncommunitylibrary.org to register and receive meeting information.

Monday Evening Book Club at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Masonic Hall and online via GoToMeeting. In January, the Monday Evening Book Club will be discussing The Mountains Sing by Phan Quế Mai Nguyễn. The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope. Call the library at 845-266-5530 to reserve your copy. This program will take place in the Masonic Hall. If you do not wish to meet in person, email cbancroft@clintoncommunitylibrary.org for the Go-To-Meeting log-in information.

Take and Make Jan. 15. Pickup anytime outside the library. Grab a kit, make a craft. Stop by the library any time on the first and third Fridays of the month to pick up a craft kit. All materials and instructions are included for you to take home and make at your leisure. Kits are given on a first come, first served basis. Share with us what you make and tag @clintoncommunitylibrary. Ages 5 and older recommended.

Story Time Online. Listen to stories with Miss Susan. Each week’s story time will feature a different theme. This program will be pre-recorded on Clinton Community Library’s Facebook page. Search for Clinton Community Library on Facebook or email jchin@clintoncommunitylibrary.org for the link.

Chair Yoga Online (Optimistic Aging): at noon Fridays online via Facebook Live. Samantha Free guides you through the basics of breath, meditation, and movement. This class will help you stretch and strengthen. Email jchin@clintoncommunitylibrary.org for the link.

Tai Chi Online (Optimistic Aging): at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays online via Zoom. 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. Email jchin@clintoncommunitylibrary.org for the link.

Virtual Tech Help: Online via Zoom by appointment. Do you need help with your Kindle, tablet, smart phone or computer? Would you like to know how to check out eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive or Libby and magazines on RBDigital? Do you need assistance using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Craigslist? Our teen tech expert Samantha will help answer your questions via a virtual meeting through Zoom or over the phone. Call the library at 845-266-5530 or email clinton.techhelp@gmail.com. Leave your name, phone number, email address, and tell us what you need help with to schedule a 30-minute appointment 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.

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