David Hatcher Childress, author/investigator and co-star of History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, speaking to a full house at Clark Memorial Library on April 13, 2019. Photo courtesy of Tom Nye.
Clark Memorial Library (CML) is now being managed by two Library Coordinators. Come in and say hello to Eleanor Mooney (on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and to Mary Griffith (on Thursdays and Fridays). Jeff King, who served as Library Coordinator until October 19, 2018, has re-retired.
Time to Appreciate our Friends
CML’s successful reopening is always a cause for celebration. It’s time to thank Friends of CML volunteers who continue to expand awareness of the benefits offered by our unique community asset—particularly the 2018/19 Art in the Clark project.
Mary Liggit (r.) with Clarkdale-Jerome Art Teacher Erika Bergamini at the 2018 C-J students’ exhibit.
Mary Liggit, Clarkdale artist and one of the tenacious ten who helped get CML reopened, plans and manages Art in the Clark. This project not only kept Clarkdale’s arts community involved and our library lively all last year; ever-changing exhibits gave other volunteers the opportunity to promote CML. (Click here for 2018/19 Season.)
Carol Cain, CML patron and long-time Clarkdale volunteer, took posters for each exhibit to many civic and church organizations as well to Clarkdale-Jerome School, Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District and Mingus Union High School. Kathy Ivey, CML patron, took on the 89-A corridor, taking materials to every business and retirement community from the SRMG Cement plant to Yavapai College to get out the work about Art at the Clark.
CML patrons Zana Dirksen, Therese Hearn, Cynthia Mala, Henry Melody, David Perrell, John Sherman, and Ruth Wicks each distributed materials to locations convenient to them, personally covering the Verde Valley.
A Special Friend
Alice Pulido, Manager of the Dollar General at 89-A and Lisa St, has donated decorations to CML for several holidays. Alice urges store patrons to ‘round up’ their purchases to benefit Dollar General’s literacy fund. Alice’s support of CML resulted in a $2,000 donation to the Friends of CML to support literacy programs. Library lovers wishing to return the good will can thank Alice by going to the DGCustomerFirst.com website after making a purchase at the Clarkdale Dollar General store, entering the code numbers on their receipt, and clicking “highly satisfied.”
Get involved with CML
Clark Memorial Library is offering more services to the community, but suggestions for improvement and offers of assistance are always welcome. Talk to one of the Library Coordinators.
To check out what is currently on display as well as upcoming exhibits go to the Art in the Clark page for this season’s schedule and sample images and then visit CML to admire the craft and creativity of local artists in person.
Clark Memorial Library’s financial support from the Friends of CML is apparent in the abundant new videos and books on the “new items” shelves in front of the check-out counter. More of both arrive regularly. Come on in and check them out!
Meeting Room available for classes & meetings
Friends of CML have provided 6 new padded chairs in the meeting room, for a total of 10. Groups seeking a pleasant place to hold meetings can reserve the meeting room by talking to a Library Coordinator.
Old feature restored and new features introduced:
Newspapers and magazines to peruse in-library
CML’s antique, solid oak magazine rack was located and restored to the library. You’ll now find it filled with current issues of The Wall Street Journal, The Arizona Republic, and The Verde Independent, as well as National Geographic’s History magazine, The Atlantic, AARP, Smithsonian, Mother Jones, and WebMD, plus various issues of magazines donors thought might be of interest, such as Arizona Highways, Country Gardens, The New Yorker, and Sunset Magazine.
More powerful state-of-the-art computers
Equipped with Full HD monitors and MS Office productivity software.
Seed bank and crafts materials dispensary??
The Clarkdale Historical Society returned this beautiful antique card catalog to CML, where it belongs. It could become Clarkdale’s own seed bank if a volunteer horticulturist steps up to stock it with seeds patrons can check out, plant, harvest, and share. Could you be the one? Talk to one of the Library Coordinators.
Patrons can now have documents notarized without charge.
New books and DVD/Blu-ray videos
A growing selection, with the most recent arrivals on the shelves in front of the check-out counter. Tell the Library Coordinator if there is something missing you would like to see.
More to come...
Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories
Registration for the 6 week program will start June 3 and run through June 7, 2019. Click here for more information.
Clark Memorial Library
39 N. Ninth Street
Clarkdale Town Complex
Open Monday–Thursday 1 pm–5:30 pm
Friday 8 am–12 noon
Eleanor Mooney & Mary Griffith,
CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Games & puzzles,
276 digital periodicals,
Magazines & newspapers,
E-books & audiobooks,
plus an ever‑expanding
selection of in‑library
videos and books!
YAVAPAI LIBRARY NETWORK
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