Saturday, December 14, 3 pm
Kinderhook author Hollis Seamon will read from her young adult novel, Somebody Up There Hates You, which is set in Hudson. Published by Algonquin Press this year, Somebody Up There Hates You received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus reveiws. It’s been named as a Fall 2013 Indi Kids Indi next Pick.
This program is for ages 13 and up.
Borrow the book from the library or purchase a copy at the event and have it signed by the author.
Light refreshments will be served.
Please sign up by calling the library at 851-7120 or register on Facebook.
Please join the Claverack Free Library on
Sunday, November 3 at 1:30 pm
to celebrate the Town’s 225th Anniversary
At the library – Routes 23B and 9H
Dramatic readings from Stephen Crane’s (a Claverack College alum) The Red Badge of Courage, and Alex Webb’s Civil War play, Amelia,set in the Claverack area, will be performed by local actors James Occhino and Lora Lee Ecobelli.
Period music performed by flutist Larra Agate
Free copies of The Red Badge of Courage (Supplies are limited.)
Free donuts and cider.
Saturday, October 19th at 5 pm
at the Claverack Library
Part mystery, part love story, part report from the medical front in the United States today, Riptides is a memoir about a journey through cancer, the medical industry and human emotions. The book is a searing chronology of the effects of devastating illness, of being caught in the maw of hospitals, of unthinkable decision-making and small, unexpected solaces. Tightly written, fact-based, it offers an element of hope with out sentimentality.
Debby Mayer is an award-winning author, blogger and journalist, having published a novel (“Sisters“/Berkley), a nonfiction guide (“Literary Agents: The Essential Guide for Writers“/Penguin and her new memoir, “Riptides & Solaces Unforeseen.” She is a contributing editor at the Columbia Paper. Her blog 2becomes1: widowhood for the rest of us is at debbymayer.blogspot.com.
Seating is limited. Please call the library at 851-7120 to sign up or on Facebook to reserve a spot.
Saturday, September 21 at 5:00 pm
at the Claverack Library
Dave King of Ghent will continue our Celebrate Local Author series with a discussion and signing of his novel, THE HA-HA (Little Brown).
Selected by the Washington Post Book World and the Christian Science Monitor and Amazon.com as on of the best books of the year (2005).
“Compelling…A noble portrait of a wounded man.” People
The Ha-Ha is full of emotional truth and establishes King as a writer of consequence.” New York Times
The book and an audio edition are available for loan through the library. Mr. King is graciously donating the proceeds of the books sold at the event to the library. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so registration is required. For a reservation please call the library at 851-7120 or sign up on Facebook.
this event has been postponed
On Saturday, September 28th at 5:00 pm Chatham author Nancy Castaldo will be reading her picture book,
Pizza for the Queen
(Illustrated by Melisande Potter and published by Holiday House)
at the Claverack Free Library.
(this event has been postponed)
Nancy Castaldo was born on International Pizza Day. She even probably has pizza sauce running through her veins since her ancestors most likely ate Raphael Esposito’s pizza in Naples.
Nancy has written many other books about subjects she’s passionate about. Her latest, due out in 2014, looks at the inner workings of sniffer dogs.
Seating is limited. Please call the library at 851-7120 to reserve a spot. You can also sign up on our Facebook page.