Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Newsletter

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Monthly Craft Club for ages 8 and up.

Join us on Saturday, December 6 from 9-10 a.m. for the monthly craft club. This month we’ll be having fun painting on canvas with water color, clear glue and salt.  For ages 8 and up. Please call or stop by the library to register, thanks!


Library After Hours for Jr. and Sr. High on the first Friday of the Month!

Join us on Friday, December 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Library After Hours.   There will be snacks, games, information and the library open for your use.  Call for more information.    This month, YOUR library card will be the theme.


Learn To Care For Your Car

Automotive 101: What’s Under the Hood & How to Keep it Running Almost Forever

Sunday November 9
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Old Car

Using actual auto parts and diagrams,Claverack resident Mike Brandon explains new automotive technology and how to care for it so that your car will run for years.

Brandon learned how to take care of cars from his grandfather and his father, working in the driveway on Saturday afternoons. But, he says, “Along with high tech, the automobile industry is the most rapidly changing in the US.” Today’s cars are so different from the old that it is always necessary to learn new skills.

This program is not for experts. Attendees will learn from diagrams and from actual auto parts on display. Mike will even try to help with personal automotive woes, so come prepared to discuss problems. There is no such thing as a stupid question. The Q & A period will be followed by refreshments.

Parking is available on site at the Claverack Library, 629 Route 23B, at the intersection of Route 9H.

The next program in the series, Going Postal: Inside the USPS, with Claverack Postmistress Kelly O’Dell and colleagues, is scheduled for Sunday December 7 from 3-5 PM.

Mayan Hands: Transcending Poverty through Fair Trade

Sunday October 26

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Mayan Hands: Transcending Poverty through Fair Trade. Claverack resident Liva Jacoby and her Albany-based colleagues Anne Kelly and Brenda Rosenbaum will talk about their work with indigenous women weavers of Guatemala, discussing “What is Fair Trade? How does it help families in our hemisphere and around the world? How can you do good by shopping?”

 After the talk, attendees will have a chance to ask questions and to buy Mayan Hands products. Textiles, toys, baskets, table linens, scarves, shawls, and more will be available for purchase by cash, check, or credit card. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Library, but the majority of the funds are returned to the program, providing far-reaching benefits for these textile artists and their communities.

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period and refreshments. This free program will take place at the Claverack Library, 629 Route 23B, at the intersection of Route 9H. There is parking at the library.

Mayan Hands is a Fair Trade, non-profit organization that partners with talented Maya women in their quest to bring their families out of extreme poverty, while they continue to live within the culture they cherish. Purchases of their products allow weavers to earn a regular income with which to feed their families, send their children to school, and harbor dreams for a better future. Further information and on-line shopping can be found at www.mayanhands.org.

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Rainbow Loom Club

rubber band bracelet
Join us for a fun Saturday of creating pumpkin bracelets and meeting up with friends old and new!
I will have a variety of bands and four extra looms.  Children ages 8 and up are welcome to join us.
Parents and siblings are welcome to stay.

We will meet Saturday, October 4 from 8:30 until 10:00.