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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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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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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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Poet Profile: Ocean Vuong

Editor’s note: To wrap up and celebrate National Poetry Month, Jared dives into the life and works of Vietnamese-American poet and author Ocean Vuong. Check out the books we have by Ocean Vuong in our collection and online here. By Jared Mohr-Leiva “One writes out of one thing only—one’s own experience. Everything depends on how […]

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Literary Birthdays. April 22. Vladimir Nabokov

The Lesser-known Works of Vladimir Nabokov

This week, to celebrate Vladimir Nabokov’s birthday, Dylan introduces us to some lesser-known works by the author. See the Nabokov works in the library catalog. By Dylan May   Vladimir Nabokov was born April 22, 1899, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to a wealthy family. Living a rather charmed life, Nabokov was trilingual at an early […]

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Famous Birthdays: April 3 Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando and the Beat Generation

By Dylan May   Following the boom of the 1940s, the 1950s saw an interesting time in America. The economic boom resulted in a rather stable period. Challenges against social norms were cropping up all throughout the country, the civil rights movement was gaining momentum, and the rejection of America as it had been was […]

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