February 2021

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Board Games: Then and Now

Our circulating board game collection is back! This blog post will introduce the history of board games and give suggestions for new games based on some classics that you already enjoy. To check out a board game fill out this form.   By Tyler Brown When you hear “board games” what comes to mind? Many […]

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Literary Birthdays: Toni Morrison

By Dylan May Toni Morrison was born 90 years ago today. Read more about her works and life and check out books by Toni Morrison from our collection! As the first Black woman to win the Nobel for Literature, Toni Morrison was a once-in-a-lifetime author, with an incredible grasp of the written word. The author […]

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Literary Birthdays: February 7 Charles Dickens

Literary Birthdays: Charles Dickens

By Dylan May Charles Dickens’ birthday is February 7th. To celebrate our new Circulation Assistant Dylan has written up a quick introduction to Dickens and his novel Bleak House.   Check out Bleak House from the library. Check out more works by Charles Dickens.    Charles Dickens was born in Landport, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. […]

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Press Release: Library announces bill forgiveness

Albany County Public Library announces removal of overdue fines and forgiveness of all existing bills           Albany County Public Library announced Monday that it will no longer charge overdue fines on any check out items. Overdue fines had been temporarily suspended during the pandemic for all patrons. The ACPL Board of […]

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New Mystery Books February 2021

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton A murder on the high seas. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist. It’s 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world’s greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Put […]

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Children’s books for Black History Month

By Monica Owens This is the first in a series of Library Corner submissions focusing on information, services, and resources for children, families, and those that work with children. We will add new children’s posts on the first Monday of each month. If you have suggestions for future topics or are interested in submitting a […]

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