Book It! May 1, 2016

Book It! May 1, 2016

THE CLAVERACK and PHILMONT LIBRARIES
PRESENT THE 3rd ANNUAL

“Book It! 5k” Run and Walk
Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 9:00 AM
Click for full information & registration

The Land of Stories – Grand Finale!

The Land of Stories

giorgio-moroder-the-neverending-story-soundtrackFriday, April 22, 6:30 PM

Held at the A.B. Shaw Firehouse (67 Route 23, Claverack NY)

Costume Party, Prizes, Food, Movies…

Bring your family and celebrate imagination with us!

PRIZES!!!

Every child who attended a minimum of 3 of the Wednesday evening sessions or a minimum of 3 Saturday morning sessions will  receive the second book in The Land of Stories series; The Enchantress Returns. Books will be awarded at the Finale on April 22.

Land of Stories SetEvery time you attend a community read program at the Claverack Free Library you will be able to put your name in a raffle to win the entire 5 book Land of Stories series or a Barnes and Nobel gift card. Drawing to be held at the Finale on April 22.

 

Spring Book & Plant Sale – May 13, 14 & 15

Spring Book & Plant

Opening Night Preview Reception
Friday May 13, 5 PM to 7 PM

$10 includes refreshments and first pick of books at early-bird (double) prices. Note that the Friday night party replaces the former Saturday morning early-bird opening.

Saturday, May 14 – 9 AM to 3 PM
Sunday, May 15 – 10 AM to 2 PM

Book lovers are invited to browse the region’s largest selection of gently used fiction and non-fiction titles and children’s books, organized by subject beneath the tents. Proceeds from this sale, combined with the fall book festival, contribute nearly 10 percent to the library’s annual operating budget and help the library to provide vital free services to the community.

On Saturday, purchase vegetable, annual and perennial plants; feast on breakfast, homemade baked goods, or lunch; and enjoy free activities for children.

Prices range from $1 for hardcover books and larger paperbacks to $.50 for small paperbacks. Over-sized, art, travel, and other books of value are priced accordingly..

On Sunday, buyers may purchase large reusable Claverack Library tote bags for $15 and fill them with books for free (with the exclusion of some specially priced books).

The newly organized Friends of the Claverack Library will be there with a membership booth and the library trustees will be on hand to give tours of the new Claverack Library and community center next door.

Donations of clean used books are accepted until Monday, May 9 and volunteers are welcome to come help sort under the tent prior to the sale. There are volunteer sign-up sheets available at the library.

Please be aware, that due to space constraints, textbooks, technical manuals, videotapes and books in poor condition cannot be accepted.

Baked goods may be dropped off at the library on Friday, May 13.

Book Group – May 20 (date changed)

Price of saltPlease note date changed due to conflict with Spring Book Sale.

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: May 20th
, 6:00 PM

The Price of Salt, by Patricia Highsmith

At the Claverack Library 629 Route 23B at the corner of 9H.
For info call the library 518-851-7120

or email: Vicki Rosenwald vr121@columbia.edu

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

Prose and Prosecco

3 Poets

Prose and Prosecco Library Benefit
Saturday April 16, 5-7 PM

Three local authors, Andrea Kleine, A.W. (Andrew) Barnes, and Debby Mayer, read from their works to benefit the Claverack Library.

Antique dealer Kathy Pakay and photographer Sedat Pakay will host this literary evening at their home, 230 Route 217 in Claverack. Attendees can admire their 19th-century home, filled with photographs and antiques, while enjoying delicious snacks and, of course, Prosecco. The authors will have copies of their books for sale. Admission is $10.

Debby Mayer is an author, blogger and journalist who lives in Hudson. Her blog can be found at debbymayer.blogspot.com. Her most recent book is a memoir, Riptides & Solaces Unforeseen (Epigraph Books). She is a contributing editor for The Columbia Paper.

Andrea Kleine is a five-time MacDowell Colony fellow and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. Her debut novel, CALF, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s “Best Books of 2015.”

A.W. Barnes is the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Science at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. His academic book, Post-Closet Masculinities in Early Modern England, was published by Bucknell University Press in 2009. His creative nonfiction has appeared in Sheepshead Review, Gertrude Press, and the online journal If and Only If. Currently, he is finishing his MFA in Writing with a concentration in nonfiction at Bennington College.

Reservations are suggested, emailed to news@claveracklibrary.org or in person at the library desk.

Book Group – April 8

riad-sattouf-arab-of-the-futureAdd 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: April8
th, 6:00 PM
April 8 – The Arab of the Future, by Riad Sattouf

Future Reads:
May 13 – The Price of Salt, by Patricia Highsmith
At the Claverack Library 629 Route 23B at the corner of 9H.
For info call the library 518-851-7120

or email: Vicki Rosenwald vr121@columbia.edu

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