Tag: Claverack Library

Food Truck Wednesdays are Back at Claverack Library

The Claverack Free Library is hosting Food Truck Wednesdays during the month of October. Each Week, a different, local food truck will be parked by the library lawn. Diners are invited to bring their own picnic gear and eat on the lawn, or take your food to go.

This week’s food truck will be Dominick’s BBQ. Check out the menu on FaceBook.

DATE/TIMEWednesday, October 14, 2020 / 4pm7:30pm

LOCATION: Claverack Free Library
629 State Route 23B
Claverack, NY 12513

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Claverack Library Art Exhibition Opening of Still Lifes by Nancy Hagin, Jan 18

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The Claverack Free Library announces the opening of an exhibition of still lifes by painter Nancy Hagin, a nationally known artist who lives locally and in New York City.

This is the second show in the library’s new Marilyn and Bob Laurie Foundation gallery space. Ms Hagin will be present at the opening this Saturday to discuss her work, so bring your questions and stay for refreshments.

Screen Shot 2020-01-12 at 9.00.00 PMNancy Hagin is a contemporary realist painter. Working in acrylic and watercolor, she is known for her lush hues, exploration of color symmetries and opulent patterns. Hagin received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and a MFA from Yale University. She has served as an instructor at the Maryland Institute of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, Cooper Union and SUNY/Purchase in New York, and worked as a visiting artist/guest lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Hagin has been honored with a Fulbright Grant, two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and awards from the National Academy of Design and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Mass.; Brandeis University, and the Art in Embassies Program of the U.S. State Department among others. She showed for many years at the Alpha Gallery in Boston and the Fischbach Gallery in New York City. Since 1983, she has maintained a house and studio in Glenco Mills.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, January 18, 2020 / 4pm

LOCATION: Claverack Free Library
629 State Route 23B
Claverack, NY 12513

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Claverack Library Author Talk: ‘Hudson Valley Murder & Mayhem’, Mar 16

 

This Sunday, the Claverack Free Library is hosting an Author Talk: ‘Hudson Valley Murder & Mayhem’.0-1

Andrew K. F. Amelinckx is an award-winning crime reporter, freelance journalist and visual artist. He has written for a number of national publications including Men’s Journal and Modern Farmer and is the former crime and courts reporter for The Berkshire Eagle newspaper. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

He has published two books, “Gilded Age Murder & Mayhem in the Berkshires, (History Press, 2015) and “Murder & Mayhem in the Hudson Valley,” (History Press, 2017). His latest book dredges up the region’s dark past, from Prohibition-era shootouts to unsolved murders, in eleven heart-pounding true stories.

There will be copies of his book available for sale, and refreshments will be served.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, March 16, 2019: 4pm

LOCATION:
Claverack Free Library
629 State Route 23B
Claverack, NY 12513

 

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Claverack Library Lecture: The Hudson River Valley in the American Revolution, Nov 18

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This Sunday, the Claverack Free Library is hosting a lecture titled, “The Hudson River Valley in the American Revolution, Fortress West Point, & the Great Chain”.

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. 

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, November 18, 2018: 2 – 4pm

LOCATION:
A.B. Shaw Firehouse
67 NY-23, Claverack, NY 12513

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Claverack Library Presents ‘Marilyn Monroe in Claverack’, Jul 29

In 1954 Marilyn Monroe visited a friend in Claverack to escape New York City and the break-up of her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. She stayed with a friend at a home that has come to be known as “The Marilyn Monroe House”.

This Sunday, Claverack resident Maureen McNeil will read from her new book, Dear Red, the Lost Diary of Marilyn Monroe (a work of fiction) in the garden of The Marilyn Monroe House. The reading will be followed by refreshments and a tour of the first floor of the house led by present owner Julius James.

This free program, sponsored by the Claverack Free Library, illuminates the final year of the life of America’s greatest sex symbol and offers a glimpse of Claverack history. Maureen McNeil is an artist, educator, and writer who works within nonprofit organizations using the arts for social change.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, July 29 2018: 3pm

LOCATION:
The Marilyn Monroe House
361 State Route 23B
Claverack, NY

COST:
Free

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Contact: Vicki Rosenwald, news@claveracklibrary.org or 518 851-5667.
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