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November Book Group!

Story Hour Takes a Field Trip!

Story Hour Goes Mobile!
Friday, October 12
10:00 AM

The preschool story hour kids are going to the AB Shaw Firehouse for story-hour on the move.

There will be the regular story time fun, plus a tour of the firehouse and trucks.

The families will meet at the fire house. Please park in back.

The firehouse is located at 67 NY-23, Claverack, NY 12513

Defensive Driving Class, November 4

Defensive Driving Class for 10% Insurance Discount
Sunday Nov 4, 9 AM – 3 PM

Those who complete the Point/Insurance Reduction Program are eligible for an immediate 10% discount on Collision and Auto Liability premium. This discount will apply to all vehicles for which the attendee is 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, Chief Instructor and Deborah Harpine, APW are approved by
Empire Safety Council to teach this NYS DMV approved Defensive Driving and
Point Insurance Reduction Program.

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 (mail to the library at PO Box 417, Claverack 12513), $40 at the door.
As host, the library receives a portion of the registration fees.

The Hudson River Valley in the American Revolution, Fortress West Point, & the Great Chain

“The Hudson River Valley in the American Revolution, Fortress West Point, & the Great Chain”

Sunday, November 18, 2018
A. B. Shaw Firehouse

2:00pm – approximately 4:00pm

COL. Jim Johnson, in the uniform of the 5th NY Regiment, will be speaking about Washington’s “key of America”–Fortress West Point on the Hudson River. As the center of the colonies at the time of the American Revolution, the Hudson River Valley provided a nexus for the conflict and hosted many key figures, battles – Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton, and political events throughout the eight years of war.  The American Revolution played out along the Hudson’s banks – from the first riots protesting the British Quartering Act on Golden Hill in Lower Manhattan, to the chaining of the Hudson and Benedict Arnold’s attempted betrayal of West Point in the Highlands in 1780, to the Battles of Saratoga along its northern shores where Arnold played the role not of traitor, but of hero. The Hudson River Valley was essential to the birth of our Nation. 



BROUGHT TO LIGHT is a story of rediscovery, respect and change. The cleanup efforts by a few villagers of some stone markers in an overgrown field lead to the rediscovery of a forgotten, “slaves’ cemetery” in which hundreds of African-Americans were buried during the 1800s.

A portal to the past lives of Kinderhook’s lesser-known non-white population, the documentary explores Black history and the efforts of some Hudson Valley residents to restore respect to the Persons of Color Cemetery.


Enjoy a free film showing plus Q&A with the filmmaker.
DVDs and Blu-rays will be on sale.
November 17, 2018


Those who would like to carpool to the Dairy should meet in the Claverack Library parking lot at 6:30.

Book Group – October 12



SECOND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH, 6PM at the library. We welcome new readers!
Next Meeting: Friday October 12

For information call VICKI ROSENWALD 851-5667 or

October 12 – The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
November 9- A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul
December 14- ?

Copies are available in the Mid-Hudson Library System. Order yours today.