Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Albany School District Candidates' Forum October 20

Albany School District Candidates' Forum
Tuesday, October 20 at 6:00pm
First Unitarian Universalist Society, 405 Washington Ave, Albany, New York across from the downtown SUNY campus

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

New York Voter Alert -OCTOBER 9 DEADLINE!

The deadline for New Yorkers to register or change party affiliation in time to vote in the April 2016 Presidential primary, Democratic or Republican,. isth - in only 2 days! Because of New York’s obscure election law and closed primaries, voters who wish to change to a party in order to vote for their candidate to do so right now!

While NY does have online registration, it is now too late to use the online tool! If you need to update your registration, the safest way is by visiting your local Board of Elections. You can find the nearest BOE location here.

All set? Help spread the word to other New York voters .Be sure to forward this email along to any potential voters that might not know about the deadline!

Bruce Hallenbeck on the History of horror films 10/17 at Howe branch of APL

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult (Ages 18+)
Date: 10/17/2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Horror films are something that have captured people's imaginations for generations. They take our real life fears and warp them into something bigger than life. Join us at the Howe Branch on October 17th for a presentation on the history of horror films and other things that go bump in the night. Leading this event will be Bruce Hallenbeck, the author of books such as "Monsters of New York: Mysterious Creatures in the Empire State" and "The Hammer Frankenstein: British Cult Cinema: as well as a contributor to a number of magazines on the subject of horror films.
Library: Howe Branch
Location: Howe Large Meeting Room

Monday, October 05, 2015


161 Washington Avenue at noon

November 3—Book Review—Fallingwater: A Frank Lloyd Wright Country House by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. Reviewer: Harris A. Sanders, Albany architect.

November 10—Author Talk—Bruce W. Dearstyne discusses his book The Spirit of New York: Defining Events in the Empire State’s History.

November 17—Book Review—Butcher’s Crossing, a novel by John Williams. Reviewer: Casey Seiler, Times Union state editor & columnist.

November 24—Book Review—Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations by Mary Beard. Reviewer: Sylvia Barnard, PhD, classicist retired from the University at Albany, SUNY.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

CheckItOut - Taylor Swift Parody Video for National Library Week

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library's parody of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off." In homage to Taylor Swift and her outspoken support of public libraries and literacy and in celebration of National Library Week. April 2015.

Watch now.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

1st Saturdays At Pine Hills: Sensory Story Time

Hey Albanians! hThe Pine Hills branch of the APL is starting something new on the first Saturday of each month (2pm) - a monthly Sensory Storytime and playtime intended for kids on the Autism Spectrum, their siblings and their parents/caregivers. Come with your little ones for a soft opening.

This program will feature thirty minutes of books, songs and movement, followed by an hour of play time. Children can participate as much or as little as they want, and sitting still is not required. It's intended for kids up to age 8, but we won't even hold you to that. This will be a really welcoming, supportive, and fun environment for families. This storytime is the only one where participation is limited, to 10 families, so sign-up on the website or call the children's desk for questions, comments or any specifications you or your child might have.