Open for inside use and Curbside Service :
The Claverack Free Library is open for inside browsing, borrowing and computer use. If you come inside the library it’s required to wear a mask that covers both your nose and mouth. If you need a mask, we’ll provide a paper one for you. If you’re unable to wear a mask, you’re welcome to use our curbside service. When inside the library, please remain at least 6 feet from others and limit your browsing or computer time to 30 minutes or less.
Hours of Operation:
Schedule Curbside Pickup Every Half Hour During The Times Below.
Monday 1:00 – 7:00 | Wednesday 1:00 – 7:00 | Friday 1:00 – 5:00
Tuesday 10:30 – 2:00 | Thursday 10:30 – 2:00 | Sat. 10:30 – 2:00
Story Time Alphabet Fun! | Fridays @ 10:00 am
Join Ms Thea and special guests each week for stories and more! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
March 12th the featured letter is “R”
For the March 12th storytime we will have free craft kits to make a fabulous rainbow. Sign up at email@example.com or call 518- 851- 7120. The kits will be available for pickup Wednesday and Thursday during library hours.
Wednesday, March 10, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
To register, contact director@
roejanlibrary.org for login
Are you new to Medicare? Do you currently have Medicare but want to understand it better?
Join Robin Williams, Licensed Medicare Sales Representative, for a comprehensive presentation on the ins and outs of Medicare insurance. Learn about programs that could help save you money as well as how to avoid penalties, and navigate the maze that is Medicare.
This program will be held on Zoom and is cosponsored by the Roeliff Jansen Community Library, Hudson Area Library, Claverack Free Library, and Philmont Public Library.
During Library Hours
In bringing together the artists for this exhibit our intention was to allow viewers the opportunity to contemplate what landscape can be as seen through an artists’ vision and interpretation.
Sasha Chermayeff Douglas Wirls
Tony Thompson Ellen Kozak
Margaret Saliske Patrick Stolfo
Debra Priestly Eric Wolf
For more information about the artists’ and their work please go to Landscape Re-Imagined.
Book and Movie Discussion
Sunday, March 21, 2021 | 5:00 PM via Zoom
Please Zoom with us on Sunday, March 21 at 5:00 pm to discuss the crime novel Double Indemnity by James M. Cain. First published in serial form in 1936 for Liberty Magazine, it tells the story of an insurance agent who is seduced into helping a femme fatale kill her husband for the insurance money.
From the comfort of home we will watch the 1944 classic film directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler. It is often cited as having set the standard for film noir. Starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, and Edward G. Robinson, Double Indemnity was hailed by critics and nominated for seven Academy Awards.
Both book and movie can be ordered from our system by logging onto the Mid-Hudson Library website.
Thursdays, 5:30 PM
This series is hosted in conjunction with Claverack Free Library, Roeliff Jansen Community Library, Hudson Area Library, and Philmont Public Library. Leading the labs is freelance IT consultant and educator Pam Doran.
All labs will be held virtually on Zoom and are free to participants of all ages. Classes begin at 5:30 PM, but we encourage signing in 15 minutes early.
Feb 25 – Google Search Tips: Utilize tabs, quotes and hyphens to search, and find pages and websites.
Mar 4 – Cyber Security: Protect yourself from hackers and scams by using password management and practicing care while searching online.
Mar 11 – NEW! Computer Ergonomics: Efficiency and Comfort at Your Computer & Work Environment: Special guest host Gloria Kadish will be sharing her advice for making computer use more comfortable, improving posture, and avoiding physical pain and stress while working from home.
FDR in the Hudson Valley | March 8th, 6:00 pm
Topic Discussion : The Four Freedoms
Presented by Hudson Area Library, Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and Roeliff Jansen Community Library, and in conjunction with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, the FDR History Series will explore the many facets of the 32nd President.
For this installment, educator Jeff Urbin will discuss Roosevelt’s iconic “Four Freedoms” speech, how it influenced FDR as a leader, and the role it played in the formation of the UN.
Click here to Join via Zoom Passcode: FDR
Future Topics in the Series will be:
Federal One: Saving the Arts…… April 5th, 2021 6:00 pm
Rural Electrification…………………May 3rd, 2021 6:00 pm
Wednesday, February 24 & March 3, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Take better photos – it’s not your camera, it’s your eye. Learn how to frame and shoot your photos with this two-session class open to teens and adults. Whether you use a smartphone, a ‘point and shoot’ or the latest camera equipment, everyone’s welcome to the course – and all can benefit.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
March 22, and April 26 at 6 PM
The Claverack Free Library is delighted to bring you a series of free cooking classes, From Local Kitchens to Yours. Virtual classes will be “broadcast” on Mondays, March 22, and April 26 at 6:00 PM.
What’s on the menu?
March- from the workshop of Atelier Ku-ki is a lesson in making Omusubi, Japanese rice balls. Atelier Ku-ki is a husband & wife team committed to traditional Japanese cuisine, based on respecting the seasons and selecting the perfect ingredients and tools to create harmony.
April- April brings more international flavors as Chef Christopher Depew of This and That Food Truck invites us into his kitchen to watch him make Falafel, a staple Middle Eastern dish made from ground chickpeas, a popular street food around the world.
To pre-register email: email@example.com or call
Monthly Book Club with the Churchtown Dairy
If you love reading and enjoy meaningful conversation, you’re warmly welcome to join our Regenerative Readers! Book themes are chosen to engage us in conversation about things that matter…. environment, culture and us!
February: Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
March: Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food
by Gina Rae La Cerva
April: On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin
We will meet to discuss Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, Wednesday, March 3rd, via Zoom. Contact: Caitlin Makielski firstname.lastname@example.org
Books can be ordered through the Claverack Library from the MHLS Catalog, by email: email@example.com or calling 518-851-7120. For more information about the group contact Caitlin Makielski firstname.lastname@example.org
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