President’s Day- Library Closed for regular hours

The Friends of the library to meet at 6:00 pm.
Teen Book Club to meet at 6:30 pm.

Fiber Art Handwork Meetup

February 26, 6-7:30 pm and February 29, 2-4 pm


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




We will also be discussing the book Spinning Wool: Beyond the Basics by Anne Field


Writing Workshop with Bill Philip

Thursday, February 27, 1:00 pm

Do you write poetry? Essays? Short stories?
Do you want to write a memoir or send letters with real clout to your senator?
Are you interested in participating in a writing workshop?

Please join us for an organizational meeting with workshop leader William Philip to talk about what kind of writing you want to do and what hours work best for you.

Can’t make it? Email Bill at:
with your thoughts and schedule.



Community Read 2020 at your libraries (Claverack, Philmont and RoeJan)

Community Read: Wizard of Oz

February 27th @ 6:30pm RoeJan Library

Tornado Terror


Dorothy had an adventure due to a tornado. Help us make tornadoes in a bottle and learn all about dangerous weather.

March 5th @ 6:30pm Claverack Library

Rockin’ Rainbows

Hands on fun with light and colors! Prisms, flashlights and imagination… OH MY!

March 12 @ 6:30pm Philmont Library

Corroding Tin Man

  Learn the science of corrosion. We can speed up or deter the process of rusting metal so that our metal objects don’t go the way of the Tin Man.

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Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Series

Monday, March 9, 2020 12-1:30pm

Alzheimer’s Is Not Normal Aging.

It’s a disease of the brain that causes
problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

Join us to learn about:

  • The impact of Alzheimer’s
  • The difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors.
  • Current research and treatments available to address some symptoms.
  • Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Location: Claverack Free Library 9 Route 9H, Claverack, NY 12513
To register contact: the library at (518) 851-7120,, or sign up at the circulation desk.

Visit to register online and explore additional
education programs in your area.



Celtic Songs

Celtic Songs

Saturday, March 21st, 6pm @ The Claverack Library


Join us for a Celtic Concert performed by Jeff Snow, a talented multi-instrumentalist who tells Celtic stories of Scotland, England and Ireland through songs. Jeff is open to song suggestions.

This is a performance you will not want to miss!

Brought to you by the Claverack and Philmont Libraries with a grant provided by Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation.

Census 2020 Poster Contest hosted by the Claverack and Philmont Libraries

 Poster Contest!

Due Date: March 25th

Criteria: Somewhere in the Poster must include the words:
Census 2020 – Your library can help!


Themes – choose ONE:

o Who Counts? EVERYONE!
o Be Counted!
o Your Answers Matter!


Your art work may represent but not be limited to the following:

· Three ways to respond to Census 2020: On-line, By Phone, By Mail
· Library staff is there to help with your responses
· On-line census can be completed at the library

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Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club:

First and 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.

February: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
March: Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
April: Ready Player One (Book too movie)  Book by Earnest Cline, Movie Adaption: Stephen Spielberg
May: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Summer 2020: Battle of the Books (There will be both a High School and Middle School Team.)
For 13 and older