Bigelow Free Public Library

Bigelow Free Public Library 

54 Walnut Street, Clinton, MA  01510

The Princess Bride Festival comes to the Bigelow Library

Clinton, MA:  This year’s OneClinton OneBook Festival will run from April 19th to May 25th. During this time period, various programs related to The Princess Bride will happen around Clinton. This festival is free to attendees. Everyone is invited to attend as many events as they want to.

OneClinton OneBook Festival commences with a Man in Black sword and mask-making craft at the Clinton Parks & Recreation building at 560 High St. on April 19th at 1:00. Please call (978) 365-4140 to register.

Animal Adventures will show off their R.O.U.S. on Friday, April 21 at 10:30 at the Bigelow Library. In addition to the Princess Bride featured player, Animal Adventures will also show off other creatures in their menagerie.

Clinton Senior Center (271 Church St.) will sponsor and host The Princess on Tuesday, April 25 at 4pm. This jewelry-making craft is for ages 6 and up. Please register at (978) 733-4747.

A book discussion of The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love & High Adventure by William Goldman will occur on Tuesday, May 2 @ 6pm. Free copies of the book are available at the library.

What festival would be complete without music? The library will present The Revels, featuring a minstrel singing songs and telling stories from the Middle Ages, on Thursday, May 4 at 4pm.

To demonstrate the skill and technique of the infamous parry between the Man in Black and Inigo Montoya, Corcoran House Assisted Living will host The Swordfight, on Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30.

On Saturday, May 13 at 10:30, treat yourself (or someone you love) to a hand-made Fused Glass Pendant, based on your own original design.  Please register (978) 365-4160.

For those Princess Bride groupies and others who want to test their skills against Vizzini, take The Sicilian, a trivia contest. The Trivia Quiz will be available from May 2-13.  To be eligible to win a basket of treats from Miracle Max, submit completed quiz by the 13th.

The Festival finale will be The Princess Bride, the movie on Thursday, May 25 at 6pm.  Bring the entire family for a movie night.

This OneClinton OneBook Princess Bride Festival of events is supported in part by a grant from the Clinton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, the Friends of the Bigelow Library, Clinton Senior Center, Clinton Parks & Recreation, and Corcoran House Assisted Living.

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

2nd Tuesday: Book Group
2nd Wednesday: Spanish Book Club 
3rd Wednesday: Positive Change for Animals
4th Thursday: Coloring Club for Grownups

Alternate Saturdays: Short Story Reading Group

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!