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Banned Books Reading Challenge — 2022

Banned Books Week   During the last week in September, libraries will be participating in Banned Books Week. This week was created to raise awareness of censorship and to highlight books that are frequently challenged and sometimes banned. In 1982, after an onslaught of challenges and bans, Judith Krug, the Director of the Office of […]
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GoWyld – Bookflix

With the State Libraries new revamp, they have been highlighting some of the amazing things they offer. For this month, GoWyld is highlighting its free early childhood reading program, Bookflix. Primarily for PreK – 3rd grade, Bookflix focuses on developing key literacy skills in a fun and engaging way.  Broken into multiple sections like animals, […]
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WYLA 2021-2022 Winners

Each year Wyoming students select their favorite books to read this year. These are the winners of this year’s WYLA Awards.   WYLA – Soaring Eagle   The Soaring Eagle Nominees are selected by Wyoming students from 7th to 12th grade.     Winner- Dear Martin by Nic Stone Following an african american highschool student […]
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League of Women Voter’s Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters is partnering with the ACPL to host a series of forums featuring candidates for the upcoming elections. The forums will be hybrid. They will be hosted in the Library’s Large Meeting Room and will be live-streamed on YouTube. There will also be a video of the forum available after the […]
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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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