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Community Read – The City of Embers


Activities held at the Claverack Library & Philmont Library

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Home Energy Efficiency Workshop

The Claverack Free Library will host a Home Energy Efficiency Workshop

Saturday, March 4 from 4:00 PM -5:00 PM.

This is a free workshop for homeowners to encourage participation in the New York State Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program. The Program provides a free or low cost home energy assessment and report, incentives and low interest loans for properties that are primary or second homes. Homeowners can improve the energy efficiency of their homes, saving money on utility bills, increasing comfort, and raising property values. Based on income, the home energy assessment is free to 96% of NYS homeowners, with no obligation.

These programs have benefits both for homeowners and the community. Energy efficiency and conservation reduce energy consumption and costs, support sustainable community development, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help create local green jobs. Bring your questions; stay for refreshments.

Parking is available on site. Please pre-register by phone at 518815-5667, in person, or email to The Claverack Free Library is located at 629 Route 23B.

Book Group

Add spice to your reading life!

Come to our monthly book group for discussion and refreshments on the 2nd Friday of each month at 6:00 PM.
New members always welcome.
Next read on: March 10
, 6:00 PM

The Bondwoman’s Narrative by Hannah Crafts

Upcoming reads:

March 10 – The Bondwoman’s Narrative by Hannah Crafts
April 14 – The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
At the Claverack Library 629 Route 23B at the corner of 9H.
For info call the library 518-851-7120

or email: Vicki Rosenwald

Copies are usually available in the Mid-Hudson Library System.
Order yours today.

A Garden for ALL Seasons

Saturday, March 11th, 4:00 PM

Admission is Free

Winter doesn’t have to be the worst season in our yards. By adhering to a few simple guidelines, garden and landscape designer, Peter Bevacqua, will show us how our gardens can look great all year long, even in winter.

“Even with our winters”, Bevacqua says, “using these fundamental guidelines, our gardens and landscapes can be interesting and dramatic throughout the seasons – and winter is the best time of year to take a hard look and ask ourselves if our garden is really as good as it could be. Do we like what we see now? This is the time of year where answers can be revealed.”

 Peter honed his gardening skills studying with Christopher Lloyd and Fergus Garrett at Great Dixter in England, and with Helen Dillon in her garden in Dublin. His garden has been featured in the New York Times. Also in The Gardens of the Hudson Valley, and in the Private Gardens of the Hudson Valley, both by Monacelli Press. His business, Peter Bevacqua Garden Design ( ), is located here in Claverack.

Book It 2017 – 5K Run Walk


“Book It! 5k” Run and Walk
Sunday, May 7, 2017 – 9:00 AM

Click for full details & registration information

Family Game Day – March 19

The Friends of the Claverack Free Library welcome game lovers of all
ages to an afternoon of warmth, fun and community.

Come play your old favorites or try something new!

Bring your favorite games to share or try some of ours.
We will have classic games (ie. Scrabble, Memory, Monopoly, and Clue)
as well as
“Euro-style” games (ie. Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne) and
cooperative games (ie. Escape, Pandemic, and Forbidden Island) in which we work together as a team to beat the game.

Pizza and drinks will be provided free of charge by the support of a generous community member.

This event is FREE but pre-registration is required.

Sign up at the library, call 518 851-7120, or email

Please note: this event will be held at:
A.B. Shaw Fire Company
67 Route 23 in Claverack