Celebrate Local Authors Series begins on
Saturday, May 18 at 3 pm with
Irene Mitchell and Paul Genega
Irene Mitchell will read from her collection, A Study of Extremes in Six Suites (Cherry Grove Collections) and recently composed poems which will be forthcoming in literary magazines this Spring.
She is also the author of Sea Wind on the White Pillow (Axes Mundi Press). Formerly poetry editor of Hudson River Art Journal, Mitchell serves as poetry contest juror, and facilitator of poetry workshops
Paul Genega will be reading from his poetry collection, All I Can Recall (Salmon Poetry). He is the author of four previous full-length volumes and six chapbooks. Over a thirty-plus year career, his work has received numerous honors, including The “Discovery”/ The Nation Award , the Lucille Medwick Award, and an individual fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
He teaches at Bloomfield College, New Jersey, where he founded the creative writing program, and makes his home on the banks of the majestic Hudson in Stuyvesant.
This event will take place at the Claverack Library, located on the corner of Rt 23 and 9H. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Registration is required. Please call 851-7120 to reserve a seat.
You know it’s finally Spring when the Claverack Library has its book sale.
Please join us on May 11 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and May 12 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) to browse a huge selection of gently used adult and children’s books. We’ll be serving lunch and decadent baked goods on Saturday. Almost all hardcover books are $1. Paperbacks are 50 cents. There are some specially priced coffee-table and collectable books.
For an even better deal, buy a large reusable Claverack Library tote bag for $10 and fill it with books for free (specially priced books not included).
We’ll also offer a large variety of plants. There will be a crafts table where children can make a necklace. Either would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift.
While you’re at the book sale, join a tour of the future home of the Claverack Library, the former AB Shaw Firehouse right next door to the current library building. We’d love to show you our plans.
The library is located in Claverack at the intersection of Routes 23B and 9H.
We hold the book sale rain or shine.
For more information call 851-7120
The Book Group plans to meet next on Friday, April 19 at the library to discuss two books: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Vergese, and Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz. The group will meet in May, on Friday, May 17, with the book choice yet to be announced.
In recent months the book group has read and discussed: In Morocco by Edith Wharton, Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman, and Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar.
The Claverack Library’s adult book group meets at the library one Friday evening each month from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Members take turns recommending titles — fiction or non-fiction — and the hosts provide a theme-related snack. All are welcome. For more information contact Jenny Post, 518.851.5950 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our series on local authors will begin in May. The event with Dave King, author of THE HA HA, has been postponed until the fall.
The authors we will feature are Ghent writer, Charles M. Bardes, M.D., who will discuss his book PALE FACES: The Masks of Anemia (Bellevue Literary Press) on Saturday, June 15 at 5:00 pm; Chatham children’s book author Nancy Castaldo, who will read PIZZA FOR THE QUEEN (Holiday House) on September 28 at 5:00 pm, to be followed by a pizza party; and renowned children’s science writer Seymour Simon, who will present a program on a date to be announced.
In November, in honor of Claverack’s 225th anniversary, we’ll plan a day for local author Stephen Crane, who attended Claverack College in the 1800s and whose novel THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE is a Civil War classic.
If you live full or part time in Columbia County, have written a book published either by a trade publisher or a university press, and would like to present a program for the Claverack Free Library’s Celebrate Local Authors Series, please contact Wendy Wilde at the number or email address above. The library hopes to make this an on-going series and wants to present books on a wide variety of subjects.
Join the Claverack Library for a two day workshop.
Create living art for your home!
June 1st at 3:00 pm and June 8th at 3:00 pm
On the front lawn of the Claverack Library
Day 1: Create the frame work for your living art. We’ll provide 4×6 inch frames for you or if you’d like to create a bigger piece of art, you are welcome to bring your own frame. Please let us know if you do plan on bringing your own frame, so we can provide the needed materials for it.
Day 2: Put it together and plant your succulents. We’ll provide Hens and Chicks (succulent plants) for you to plant in your frame. If you’d like to add succulents of your own, you are welcome to do so. We will supply you instructions on the care of your living art, which can be hung indoors or out!
This program is for all ages, families can create one frame together.
Registration is required, call the library at 518-851-7120, register on facebook or email the library at email@example.com
As many of you know, the Claverack Library is working to refurbish the adjacent former A.B. Shaw firehouse into our new library.
The new building will provide space to house our growing book, audio and DVD collection, room for computer users, room for additional programming, room for staff, and so much more. To find information about this exciting project – the history, the plans, the capital campaign – please go to http://claverackfreelibrary.org/
And if you haven’t yet seen some of the changes going on next door you can see photos that chronicle the progress being made here