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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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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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