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Summer Reading 2022 — The Great Outdoors

Summer is almost here and the great outdoors are calling! Join us for our Summer Reading Program from June 11th to August 19th. This summer we will have reading logs, events, and storytimes in celebration of our theme: The Great Outdoors.    Summer Reading Program   Track your reading and earn badges this summer with […]
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Free Meditation Workshop

Learn to Meditate Course  Leslie Waggener This course describes mindfulness meditation and ways that meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily lives. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through the practice of meditation, we become more fully aware of who we already are.    Leslie Waggener has been a practitioner of […]
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Black History 101 Mobile Museum

The Albany County Public Library is pleased to welcome Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, the founder and curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Tuesday, March 22nd. The museum is the nation’s premier Black history traveling exhibit. It contains a collection of over 10,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade […]
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A Golden Decade of Horror pt 2

Time and time again, the 70s continued to produce films that not only informed what future cinema would look like, but made films that are now considered iconic. From Brian De Palma’s Carrie, to George Romero’s Living Dead series, films made during this decade made a large impact on the film industry as a whole. […]
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Blind Date with a Book Fundraiser

The Albany County Public Library Foundation’s Blind Date with a Book fundraiser is back! Purchase one of several great packages to give the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day and support your public library! These Blind Date with a Book packages, based on popular TV series characters, are the perfect gift for a loved one on […]
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The Year She Came by Hollie Sambrooks

     The year she came there was snow on the lilacs and they sagged with the weight of it. Electrical lights blazed and died in the night, sparks jetted from transformer boxes in between springtime trees that shed whole branches in awesome roars and thuds and the streetlights glowed in the snowstorm while the […]
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Herringbone by Shelby Yarchin

The woods that surrounded the small cabin were never silent. They carried a wonderful song of bull frogs and crickets. If there was the rare and occasional moment of quiet, it created nothing but a frothy unease in Joel. She had grown used to the noise, much different from the city and fully encompassing in […]
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Marisa by Moonlight by Abigail Buchanan

     Marísa only meant to let the cat outside. It was late–close to midnight–and she was tired, but it was her responsibility to put Gato out every night and to let him in and feed him every morning. It was a full moon, unimaginably bright as she opened the back door and placed the […]
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A Golden Age of Horror Pt 1

While the 30s, 40s, and 50s were a golden age for classic films, the 70s was a golden decade for modern films. Due to the collapse of the studio system and the Hays Code, films were able to be made with fewer restrictions on topics and reduced oversight from producers. This, coupled with a younger […]
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