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Home Energy Efficency Workshop

Sunday, November 5 –  3:00 PM

This is a free workshop for homeowners to encourage participation in the New York State Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program. This program provides a free or reduced-cost home energy assessment and report, incentives, and low interest rate financing for owners of 1 to 4-family homes. Homeowners can improve the energy efficiency of their homes, save money on utility bills and increase comfort. The home energy assessment is free for most New York homeowners and there is no obligation to install the recommended home energy improvements.

Kathleen Langton of AHP Homeownership Center in Albany will explain how the NYSERDA Home Performance Program works. Attendees will be able to sign up for a home energy assessment after the presentation. 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
518 815-5667, in person, or email to

Songs & Stories of the Strange & Macabre

Songs & Stories of the Strange & Macabre

Friday, October 27 @ 7:00


The NiverMoores are a cure for your cheerfulness and company for your misery. They sing delightfully depressing songs of melancholy, hard living, and death.

Singer/songwriter Abby Lappen will present a selection of original and traditional folk songs to haunt, mesmerize and invoke the season’s spirits taking flight.
A variety of Story Tellers will be regaling us with delightful tales of spine chilling suspense and shivery delight.
Hot apple cider and light refreshments will be served.
This is not an evening for young children.
This is a free event.

Local History Series

Saturday October 21st, 4:00 PM

Ted Hilscher
Claverack Hamlet: A History in Postcards

Can you identify this scene in turn of the (20th) century Claverack Hamlet? Come to the slideshow and presentation at the Claverack Library to find out.

Ted Hilscher will share his postcard collection from the first half of the 20th Century. Ted walked to and from Claverack Elementary School from kindergarten through 5th grade. He now teaches at Columbia Greene Community College.
518 851-7120

Book Group

Add spice to your reading life!

Come to our monthly book group for discussion and refreshments.
Usually on the 2nd Friday of each month at 6:00 PM.
New members always welcome.
Next Book Group Meeting: Friday October 13
, 6:00 PM

The Color of Water by James McBride

Upcoming Book Group Dates:

November 10 – Prisoner of Geography: Ten Maps that Explain Everything about the World by Tim Marshall

Contact Vicki Rosenwald for information on meeting location at or 518 851 5667

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

Take A Walk!

Take A Walk!

Meet Tuesday mornings at 9 AM in the library parking lot. We’ll begin with 5 minutes of Tai Chi and then go for a walk.

We are beginning to plan adult daytime programs to fill the community space in the new library. This is just the beginning. All walkers are welcome. All ideas are welcome.

Story Hour

Story Hour Begins on Friday, September 15

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world.  
Love of books is best of all.”
-Jacqueline Kennedy