Sunday Sit Down – November 13



Sunday, November 13th

Seatings at 5 PM & 7:30 PM

$50 for food & $15 for beer.

170 Route 217, Hudson, NY 12534

Call LOCAL 111 for reservations at 518-672-7801

Five Courses from LOCAL 111 & Beer Pairing from


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Shared Cheese Plate with House-made Bread &
Local Fruit & Honey

Autumn Root Salad with Cured Kale,
Blue Cheese Yogurt & Cornbread Crumbs

Lamb Belly Confit with Butternut Squash Bisque,
Pickled Apple & Ground Cashews

Venison Ragout with Celearic Beignet,
Carrot & Corriander Sauce, Baby Bok Choy

“Red Velvet” Beet Cake with Sour Cream Frosting,
Chocolate Fudge Sauce & Toasted Pecans.


A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit

What makes Thea Run?

thea-runningAn open letter to the Claverack Community

Dear Library Supporters,

I love to run! Running is exhilarating! Running takes me to new places. Through running I meet new and interesting people. It expands my world. To me, running is like reading a good book. Each stride is like a turn of the page, opening me to new ideas and new places. As much as I love to run, I love our library!

On November 19th I’ve entered a 50 Kilometer Ultra Marathon and I’m asking for supporters to sponsor my run to benefit our new library. Sponsor me for as little as $0.25 a kilometer or sponsor me for $1.00, $5.00, $10.00 or even more per kilometer! Supporters who sponsor $1 or more per kilometer will receive a Claverack Library magnet. Each stride I take, each kilometer I run gets us closer to our new library. It will take our whole community to build our new library, your sponsorship will help get us across the finish line.

Thank you for your support, encouragement and love of our library.

Thea Schoep,
Library Director

In person: There is a donation box and sign up list at the front desk in the library.

By Mail: Checks can be made out to the Claverack Library with a notation “Thea’s 50K”

On Line: Follow the link to our Just Give site and contribute by credit card

Matching Employer Contributions: The Claverack Library is a 501(c)(3) organization and matching employer contributions are accepted.


Programs on Memory Loss

A conceptual look at Alzheimers disease, and some of the problems it brings.

Claverack Library Presents Programs on Memory Loss

Thursday, November 3 &
Thursday, November 17
4:30 PM to 6:00  PM


The Claverack Free Library will host educational programs by Molly McCann of the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern NY. Early detection is the key to improving quality of life for anyone affected by memory impairment.

Attend the November 3rd workshop to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease where we separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The November 17th program offers participants an opportunity to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help incorporate these recommendations into A Plan for Healthy Aging.

The intended audience is anyone who is aging or who has a friend or family member who is aging or affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia – in other words, almost everyone.

These 90 minute programs are free, but pre-registration is encouraged, via email to or phone 518 851-7120.

These two sessions follow a presentation this past summer on basic facts about memory loss. Members of the public may attend one or both programs, and attendance at the prior program is not required.

Parking is available behind the Claverack Library, located at 629 Rte. 23B.

Questions are encouraged, and refreshments will be served.

These programs are supported in part by a grant from the NY State Department of Health.

Defensive Driving and Point Insurance Reduction Program

ny-approved-1Defensive Driving Workshop
Sunday, November 6
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Once you complete the Point/Insurance Reduction Program you are eligible for an immediate 10% discount on your Collision and Auto Liability premium. Your discount will apply to all vehicles for which you are the principal operator FOR 3 YEARS! If you have incurred violations during the 18 month period prior to completing the course, up to FOUR points will automatically be reduced on your driving record.

All principal vehicle drivers are eligible regardless of violation accident record, senior citizens, youthful drivers and assigned risk drivers. No formal testing – festive classroom participation, informative movies.

This class is recognized by all New York State Insurance companies.There will be a half hour lunch break. Bring your own or shop across the street.

Victor Bujanow is a Certified Insurance Counselor, NYS Licensed Insurance Broker and a Chief Instructor with 25 years of live classroom experience in the Capital Region and the Hudson Valley. Victor is approved by the Empire Safety Council to teach the Defensive Driving and Point Insurance Reduction Programs.

Questions? call the Instructor: 518-784-5009 or e-mail:

Class is limited to the first 20 paid registrations.
Register at the library or by phone 518 851-7120.
Make checks payable to Victor Bujanow, $35 in advance, $40 at the door.
As host, the library receives a portion of the registration fees.

Museum Passes

Friends of the Claverack LibraryThe Claverack Free Library offers passes to a number of local museums and historic venues. Passes are provided through the generous support of The Friends of the Claverack Free Library. The newly formed Friends Group is dedicated to enhancing the services and resources offered by the library.

Museum passes provide free or reduced admission for our patrons as noted. Passes may be checked out the day prior to your museum visit. As a courtesy to other library patrons we request that passes be returned immediately after your museum visit.

Click here to view our Museum Passes page for full information.

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Book Group – September 9 & October 14

Add spice to your reading life!

Mary Queen of ScotCome 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: September 9 & October 14
, 6:00 PM

Mary Queen of Scots, by Antonia Frazer

Upcoming Reads:
November 11 – My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout

Meeting locations vary and maybe at the library or at member’s homes. Please email for specific location and directions
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.