Spring 2016 Newsletter

NewsletterOur Spring/Summer newsletter has been mailed to the community. Thanks to the many volunteers who helped produce it. The current newsletter as well as past issues can be viewed on line (click here).

Using Social Media for Small Business

Using Social MediaTwo Workshop Sessions

Thursdays, June 30 & July 14
5:30 PM

Workshop #1 – June 30
Websites, Search Engine Optimization

Workshop#2 – July 14
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, E-vites, Thumbtack, MailChimp, blogs

Presenter: Brian Buckley

Workshop participants are encouraged to bring their own personal devices, if possible. For example a laptop computer (a smart phone or tablet for the second workshop).

$10 per session

Refreshments served.
Space is limited so reserve at
518 851 7120 or

Percussionist Bobby Previte – July 9

15 Minutes of Fame to Benefit the New Claverack Library

Percussionist Bobby Previte at the New Library building


Building opens at 5:30 PM
Performance rehearsal at 6:00 PM
Performance Live Broadcast at 6:30 PM on WGXC 90.7 FM

Tickets are $10.00 (cash or check)


Get a sneak peak inside the new Claverack Library building! The new Claverack Library will be the venue for An early evening for traffic noise, random phrases, partygoers, and drums, a performance conducted by Bobby Previte on Saturday evening, July 9.

Bobby Previte, Guggenheim fellow, legendary drummer and critically acclaimed composer, has created an original piece for the Claverack Library to be performed only once. It will be broadcast live on WGXC 90.7 FM.

This event will feature audience participation of all ages. You don’t need to play an instrument to garner your 15 minutes of fame, but you do need to bring your reading glasses! Also participating in this benefit event will be the Old Klaverack Brewery, offering tastes of their craft beers. There will be soft drinks and snacks for all.

The building will open for tours and refreshments at 5:30. There will be a short rehearsal at 6:00 for the performance to be broadcast at 6:30. Tickets are $10. In case fame, an original work by Bobby Previte, exciting architecture, local food and drink, and the opportunity to contribute to the library are not enough for you, everyone in attendance will be given a book to take home.

This is the first among many concerts planned for the new library, presently undergoing renovation. Curious members of the community can get their first glimpse inside the former A. B. Shaw Firehouse, re-purposed to create a 21st century library and community center.

Parking is behind the current library at 629 Route 23B

Summer Book Club

Summer Book Club


Ready, Set, Read!

Ready Set Read

Registration Party!

Saturday, June 18, 2016 – 10:30 AM to Noon

Join us on the front lawn of the Library!

Sign up for programs, have an Olympic Snack, have your photo taken as an Olympian and much more!

Register for:

  • The Wednesday morning reading program; Ready, Set, READ!
  • The Reading Club, how many minutes can you read this summer?
  • Reading with Tough Guy
  • Jr. Engineering, ages 9-14, Monday August 8 through Thursday, August 11 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Look for information about Evening Knitting on the lawn.
  • Evening Exercise: Sample classes for adults and school age children.
  • Summer Book Club for grades 4,5,&6. Tuesday evenings starting July 5 at 6:00

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.