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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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Breastfeeding Café & Book Babies

Come meet and engage with other mothers and pregnant women to strengthen breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Café is a free, informal breastfeeding group featuring professional lactation support. Bring your babies for a short storytime filled with fun,  baby-approved bounces, songs, and rhymes plus early literacy and child development tips. In collaboration with the Laramie Breastfeeding Coalition, this […]
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Read These Great Books for National Grandparents Day

September 12 is National Grandparents day! Celebrate by checking out these books about grandparents. And don’t forget to take a moment to appreciate your grandparents and to let them know how much they mean to you! Picture Books Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson Link to this […]
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Horror from Outer Space!

The 1950s brought in a new transitional period for entertainment and for Hollywood. The popularity of television swept through the nation, the fall of the studio system was around the corner, and the aftermath of World War 2 transformed America. Television brought a new type of horror into the living room with family-friendly programming like […]
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A Brief History of Horror Films: Pop Horror

By: Dylan May As we reach the 1920s, German Expressionism begins to solidify as the aesthetic of horror and expands its reach into other films. During this period, we also saw the rise of horror in pop culture as it became more and more popular with the public. This in turn led to the rise […]
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A Brief History of Horror: 1890-1910

A Brief History of Horror Films: The Birth of Horror

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series exploring the history of horror films.   By Dylan May From the gothic vampire of Bella Lugosi or the silent Michael Meyers, to the creature in It Follows, horror films hold an important and lasting place in the zeitgeist. Starting in the late 1800s, horror films […]
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Pride 2021: Picture Books

Did you miss our Drag Storytime? Not to worry, you can still check out some LGBTQIA+ picture books to enjoy at home! Clicking the titles will lead you to the book in our catalog, where you can put materials on hold. How to place a hold.   Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack and illustrated […]
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Tails and Tales for Babies. Read, Write, Talk, Play, Sing

Tails and Tales for Babies

There are many different ways caregivers can support the development of their child’s early literacy skills. The Every Child Ready to Read Initiative promotes five development practices: reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing. Learning to read begins at birth, and you can facilitate the growth of your baby’s brain by using these five simple practices […]
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New Summer Must Reads @ ACPL

Now that Summer has finally arrived, it’s time to start on your summer reading list. Here are three new books from our collection that we recommend.    The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargave The Mercies follows the story of Maren, who lives in a small fishing village in 1617. Set off the coast of Norway […]
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Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales

Summer is just around the corner! The Albany County Public Library is excited to bring you 3+ months of fun and learning with reading challenges, a scavenger hunt, and more. Animal lovers of all ages can celebrate our theme this year: Tails and Tales.    Visit summer.acplwy.org for updates and more!   Summer Scavenger Hunt […]
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