Bigelow Free Public Library

Bigelow Free Public Library 

54 Walnut Street, Clinton, MA  01510

Upcoming Library Events

Basic Guitar 101

Saturday, September 23 @ 10am

Always wanted to play guitar, but not sure how to start?  Come to this workshop for the very basics:  What guitar to buy? Where? How much to spend? Guitar maintenance, etc. 

Bring your guitar, if you have one. Register

Current Affairs: Tradegy in Jerusalem

Wednesday, September 27 @ 6:30

Join us for more details on what’s happening in Israel and is the two-state solution working? Pat Westwater-Jong will continue her discussion about Palestine and Israel. Reconvene or join for the first time. Register


Jazzin’ the Blues

Wednesday, October 4 @ 7pm

Join Paul Speidel for a lively excursion through the history of American Jazz & Blues music with commentary and performance. Read a review of Gratitude. Register to receive a reminder email.

Paranormal: Documenting the Dead

Thursday, October 12 @ 6:30

‘Tis the season for ghosts and goblins and paranormal presentations at the library.  Dustin Pari of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters will present some stories of the paranormal. Complete with historical stories, evidence, and some “would-be” evidence, Dustin does a great job of presenting an honest and respectful retrospective piece on contacting the other side. Please register.

For more information or to register for any event, call 978-365-4160. 

The Bigelow Free Public Library can be accessed online at

or in person at 54 Walnut St., Clinton. 

Library hours are Tuesday and Friday from 9am-6pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 8pm, and Saturday from 9am to 1pm.


Ongoing Drop-In Events

  • Tuesday Book Group: September 19 @ 6pm, reading Delicious
  • Crafternoon: every Tuesday at 2:30
  • Short Story Reading Group: Saturday, September 30 @ 10
  • Trustees: September 21 @ 7:00
  • Spanish Book Club: Wednesday, October 11 @ 6:30
  • Teen Advisory Board: September 20 @ 6:30 & September 23 @ 10:30


Book on Wheels

  • Are you or someone you love homebound?
  • Have you read or listened to everything in your home?
  • Do you receive Meals on Wheels through the Clinton Council on Aging?

If you answer yes to these questions, you can get books delivered from the library with your meal delivery. Call the library or Sherri at the Senior Center for an application.  All you need is a library card!  Click on the link to the form!

5 Ways to enjoy the Library without Leaving the Couch 

  1. Learn a Language:  Log in once with your library card, then access anytime. Rocket Languages offers Spanish, Chinese, German, French, ESL, Arabic, Hindi, Sign Language, and more; 15 courses in all!
  2. Explore the World:   Global Road Warrior lets you explore 175 countries through culture, maps, language, politics, sports, holidays, history, money, transportation, and food.   Whether you’re just a geography geek or have a report due, this is a great resource for you.  Just use Clinton’s zip code as your username & password.
  3. Universal Class:   Need to improve your computer skills?  You can with Universal Class. Classes in Excel, Word, Dreamweaver, html, Outlook–these are just the beginning. Looking for a new hobby? Cake decorating, birdwatching, candlemaking 101–they’re all there! Universal Class has over 500 options to choose from.
  4. Find your Ancestors:   If genealogy is your passion, we can help with that, too. Your library card gives you access to HeritageQuest from home & from our public computers.
  5. Online Ebook Collections: So many options for ebooks! AXIS360 (mostly popular fiction & non-fiction for all ages, audio & ebooks)Overdrive (magazines, ebooks, audio, and video for all ages ) Biblioboard (hundreds of self-curated collections plus self-published local authors, the “For Dummies” series, and American Institute of Economic Research collection)  Spanishbooks (Spanish titles, classic and current). Get out your library card & download books, magazines, videos or audios to your electronic device.

Museum Passes:

Anytime the museum is open

We have a great selection of museum passes to choose from. Be sure to reserve your pass early, especially during vacation!