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Experiences in the west

Experiences in the West

The Albany County Public Library is pleased to announce our fall series. Steven Dunn: A Fiction Reading  Tuesday, October 4th @ 7:30 PM  Shortlisted for Granta Magazine’s “Best of Young American Novelists,” Steven Dunn is the author of two books “water & power” and “Potted Meat.”  “Potted Meat” was a co-winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin [...]
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Reading Recommendations: Are You Feeling Spooky-Ooky?

Are You Feeling Spooky-Ooky? By: Robyn Jauregui  I write to you all on this chilly August 15th as a fully realized spooky woman, desperate for the comforts of Halloween. Though premature Halloween propaganda is typically reserved for grocery stores in need of sales after the back-to-school craze, the internet has helped foster an entire generation […]

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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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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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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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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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