Programs & Events


Looking for an inexpensive rewarding hobby? These workshops show how anyone can grow and wild-craft herbs, for practically free! Herbs are sustainable, easy to grow here and useful throughout your home – from cooking, to laundry, to the bath and garden.
Taught by Deborah Crincoli, the first class covers growing herbs, both the history of herb growing and the easiest herbs to grow in the Verde Valley, and the second class covers uses and marketing of herbs including cooking, household and medicinal uses and how to brand, market and sell herbs. Take one or both classes, you don’t need the first class to enjoy the second. At both classes you can learn about local gardening groups and activities as well as where to get gardening stuff for free or little cost.

Deborah Crincoli has over two decades of gardening experience in the Verde Valley and teaches gardening to kids at Yavapai College's summer program. She received her B.A. in Education at Yavapai College and Northern Arizona University.

These two free classes will take place on Friday, May 17, 2019 and Friday, May 31, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Clark Memorial Library, located at 39 N. Ninth Street, Clarkdale, AZ. Please stop in or call the library at (928) 634-5423 to reserve your place.


Join Artist, Poet, and Author Ann Metlay Monday, May 13, 2019, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a writing workshop on “Memories of Mothers/Daughters/Special Aunts” for novices and writers alike! Please call the library 634-5423 to register.

BIG Bag-A-Bargain BOOK SALE JUNE 8th & JUNE 9th (click here for info)

Fourth Friday Films at the Clark

This month’s Fourth Friday Film, The Boss Baby, will be shown on May 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. A new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator -- a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies. (Photo ©DreamWorks Animation)

Free popcorn provided by the Friends of Clark Memorial Library!


Clark Memorial Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program

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Clark Memorial Library summer reading program 'A Universe of Stories' is designed to keep children reading during summer vacation. Registration starts Monday June 3, 2019 and ends Friday, June 7, 2019. 

Reading Program will be held in the library on Thursday afternoons at 2 p.m., starting on June 13, 2019, and running through July 25, 2019 (except for the 4th of July). 

June 13, 2019:  Kelley Taylor – Sacred Scarlets, come meet a beautiful Scarlet McCaw and learn about these beautiful birds.

June 20, 2019: Mango Languages – Have you ever wished you could speak other languages? Come and learn about this free library resource that makes it easy to learn a universe of new languages. Over 70 languages are available.

June 27, 2019:  Bugs and Their Houses! What’s more fun than exploring the fascinating universe of bugs and where they live. There will be worms too joining us at this fun hands-on program with host Debbie Crincoli.

July 4th No program. It’s a Holiday. Have a picnic with your family.

July 11, 2019:  Let’s have fun with music. Dave Rentz will entertain and there will be instruments for you to jump in and express yourself.

July 18, 2019: More fun with music. Claudia Tulip with Music Together will entertain with interactive songs and music.

July 25, 2019: Last day of the program – Time to party with cake and snacks! Prizes for those who meet their reading goals. James Reid will juggle and will talk about Juggling in Space, space navigation with gyroscopes (just like the yo-yo and Chinese yo-yo).  He will also be juggling books!

For more information please call 928-634-5423 or visit the library’s webpage at



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