DATE CHANGE- SUNDAY, January 19 at 4 PM

Art Exhibition-Nancy Hagin : 

The Claverack Free Library announces the opening of an exhibition of still lifes by painter Nancy Hagin, a nationally known artist who lives locally and in New York City.

SUNDAY January 19 at 4 PM

(Snow date Sunday January 19 at 4 pm)


This is the second show in the library’s new Marilyn and Bob Laurie Foundation gallery space. Ms Hagin will be present to discuss her work, so bring your questions and stay for refreshments. The entrance to the library’s parking lot is at 629 Route 23B at the intersection of Route 9H.


Nancy Hagin is a contemporary realist painter. Working in acrylic and watercolor, she is known for her lush hues, exploration of color symmetries and opulent patterns. Hagin received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and a MFA from Yale University. She has served as an instructor at the Maryland Institute of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, Cooper Union and SUNY/Purchase in New York, and worked as a visiting artist/guest lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Hagin has been honored with a Fulbright Grant, two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and awards from the National Academy of Design and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Mass.; Brandeis University, and the Art in Embassies Program of the U.S. State Department among others. She showed for many years at the Alpha Gallery in Boston and the Fischbach Gallery in New York City. Since 1983, she has maintained a house and studio in Glenco Mills.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday Feb. 1st


Thank a Mail Carrier Activity

10:00 am
We’ll color pages and write thank you letters to our friends at the Claverack Post Office. Color and make your own mail carrier hat.

Meet Author Seymour Simon

11:00 am
Seymour Simon will be available to answer questions and sign books. We will have books available for purchase.

Story Time with Miss Thea

12:00 pm
Join Miss Thea on the rug for a story or two.

Soda Tab Arts and Crafts

1:00 pm
Bring your imagination to life with pictures you make with soda tabs and glue.

Join us for light refreshments and a day of fun in our new library

Fiber Art Handwork Meetup

January 22, 6-7:30pm

Join us every fourth Wednesday of the month as we gather together to craft, chat and learn from each other. Whether you knit, spin, crochet, weave, sew, etc. Any and all types of hand crafts are welcome.


We will also be discussing the book Making Winter by Emma Mitchell


Learn Mahjong

Free Mahjong Lessons Every Tuesday!

Tuesdays | 2pm | Main Floor


Start the New Year with a new hobby that is not only fun but good for your health and well being. Mahjong can help improve a persons memory skills and sharpen the mind. Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century.

Free, but small donations to help support the purchase of instruction materials are always welcome.


Chair Yoga Beginning January 23

Thursdays 3:00pm-4:00pm


A gentle yoga class which focuses on bone and joint health, mindfulness,
breathing practices, and the creation of a wellness focused community.
Chair yoga can be gentle or it can be a more challenging workout,
whatever is appropriate for the individual student. Chairs are available
but not required for the class.

A limited number of blankets will be available but you may want to bring
your own. $5 donation requested

Stephanie Fischer has been teaching yoga for 7 years and has recently finished a two-year Yoga Therapist training. She is currently working as a Yoga Therapist in the Hudson Valley.

Tai-Chi & Qigong

Are you making New Year resolutions?

Why not choose an intention to improve your well being through Tai Chi and Qigong. Better balance, less stress, improved flexibility, all that and more can be a goal you set for the new year. By doing a practice that we enjoy in a gentle and friendly atmosphere we can more easily commit to doing it consistently.

All Classes are on Tuesdays from 10 AM – 11 AM

Taught by Tai-Chi instructor, David Haines. All classes are beginner friendly and tailored to all levels. Classes are held in our new community room.
$5 donation requested.

Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club Meets On:
Third Monday of the Month

@ 6:30 pm

Do you want to talk about your favorite book? Are you interested in branching out and reading something new?  Teen Book Club is for you. For Teens, By Teens.

January 20th @ 6:30 will be a planning meeting.

Bring your book thoughts.
Classics, Book to Movie, Contemporary, Relevant topics.
For Teens 13 and older

Beginner Dungeons and Dragons

The library will be hosting Dungeons and Dragons in the teen room on the second and fourth Monday of the month, 5-8PM.