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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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Claverack Library Program – ‘Helping a Grieving Friend’

Claudia Coenen will lead a conversation about how to help someone who is grieving.

All of us experience grief at various times in our lives, and it is often challenging to know how to help someone else. How do we help a friend in need of support when someone they love dies? What do we say? What do we do?

Claudia Coenen, a certified grief counselor in Hudson, is the author of ‘Shattered by Grief: Picking up the Pieces to become WHOLE Again’, and the Karuna Cards, a deck of creative prompt cards for grief processing. After the death of her husband in 2005, she studied thanatology, the science of death, dying and bereavement, in an effort to understand how people grieve, and how we can help each other. Claudia has worked in hospice with patients and families, in a trauma center as an advocate and grief specialist, and welcomes clients who are coping with death, illness, divorce or other difficult life transitions.

Claudia Claudia has presented workshops and talks nationally on the uses of creative expression in grief counseling, as well as helping clinicians cope with secondary grief and the stresses of working in the field of grief and mental health.

Bring your questions; stay for refreshments.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday June 16 2018: 4pm

LOCATION:
Claverack Free Library
629 Rt 23B
Claverack, NY

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