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Final Chance to Buy Your Brick

Buy a Brick, Support the Library

Order by May 22, 2020

After years of careful planning, community input and phased construction, the new, enhanced Claverack Free Library and community center opened on October 26, 2019.

So much more than a place to lend books, this new library center will connect our community through a vast range of cultural, educational and social events and occasions.


For each contribution of $100, a brick will be inscribed as you direct, with proceeds to go to the children’s room at the new library. Bricks will be placed near the main entrance to assure that your family, friends and loved ones have a lasting presence at the new Claverack Free Library. Makes a great gift!


Download the Brick_Camp_form_2018


Thank you for your support and we look
forward to seeing you at the library.


Writing Workshop with Bill Philip

2nd and 4th Thursdays, 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.



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-to-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 teens 13 and older


Learn Mahjongg

Free Mahjongg Lessons Every Tuesday!

Tuesdays | 2pm | Main Floor


Start the New Year with a new hobby that is not only fun but good for your health and well being. Mahjongg can help improve a persons memory skills and sharpen the mind. Mahjongg is a tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century.

Free, but small donations to help support the purchase of instruction materials are always welcome.


Chair Yoga Every Thursday

Thursdays 3:00pm-4:00pm


A gentle yoga class which focuses on bone and joint health, mindfulness,
breathing practices, and the creation of a wellness focused community.
Chair yoga can be gentle or it can be a more challenging workout,
whatever is appropriate for the individual student. Chairs are available
but not required for the class.

A limited number of blankets will be available but you may want to bring
your own. $5 donation requested

Stephanie Fischer has been teaching yoga for 7 years and has recently finished a two-year Yoga Therapist training. She is currently working as a Yoga Therapist in the Hudson Valley.

Tai-Chi & Qigong Every Tuesday

Are you making New Year resolutions?

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 the new year. By doing a practice that we enjoy in a gentle and friendly atmosphere we can more easily commit to doing it consistently.

All Classes are on Tuesdays from 10 AM – 11 AM

Taught by Tai-Chi instructor, David Haines. All classes are beginner friendly and tailored to all levels. Classes are held in our new community room.
$5 donation requested.

Beginner Dungeons and Dragons

The library will be hosting Dungeons and Dragons in the teen room on the second and fourth Monday of the month, 5-8PM. 

Electric Car Charger

Low battery? No worries.


The Claverack Free Library now has an electric car charging station. Located in the parking lot the charging station can accommodate two cars at a time. Free wifi access 24 hours a day. Coffee, free books, cozy chairs available during library hours.