Story Hour for Grownups


In honor of Pride Month, the selection for June is Maurice by E. M. Forster,  which we will discuss on Sunday June 20, 2021 at 5 PM at the Claverack library and simultaneously on Zoom.

Written by Forster in 1914 and set in the elegant Edwardian world of Cambridge undergraduate life, this novel introduces us to Maurice Hall when he is fourteen. We follow him through public school and Cambridge, and into his father’s firm. In a highly structured society, Maurice is a conventional young man in almost every way except for his attraction to men.

Forster understood that this novel would end his career. Thus, Maurice languished in a drawer for fifty-seven years and was published in 1971 after the author’s death.

Times change. The Merchant Ivory Production film Maurice starring James Wilby and Hugh Grant won prizes at the 1987 Venice Film Festival and was called ground-breaking and life-changing for its depiction of romance between men.

Both book and movie are available from our system catalog and can be ordered by logging onto the Mid-Hudson Library website or calling us at 518-851-7120.

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Meeting ID: 940 4219 5784      Passcode: Book2Movie





Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM | Library Lawn
(community room if raining)

Thursdays @ 5:00 PM | via Zoom

Email: for log-in details.


Beginning Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 class will be held on the library lawn. If raining we will meet in the community room. Thursdays will continue on Zoom for now.

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 yourself. By doing a practice that we enjoy in a gentle and friendly atmosphere we can more easily commit to doing it consistently. Taught by Tai–Chi instructor, David Haines, all classes are beginner-friendly and tailored to all levels.


$5 per class donation appreciated via paypal.