Thursday, October 09, 2014

Friends of the Albany Public Library programs for Tuesdays at noon in October, November and December 2014

All events at the 161 Washington Avenue branch in the auditorium. Light refreshments provided

October 14—Book Review—Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty. Reviewer: Paul Hohenberg, PhD, professor of economics, RPI.

October 21—Author Talk—Josh Ruebner discusses his book Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace.

October 28—Book Review—The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumphs by Ryan Holiday & Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Reviewer: Scott C. Jarzombek, MLS, Director, Albany Public Library.

November 4—Program—Boss Billy, Mr. Smith and Honest Abe: New York Acquires the Emancipation Proclamation presented by Paul Mercer, MA, MLS, Senior Librarian, NYS Library.

November 11—Book Review—Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong by Robert Bryce. Reviewer: Sumner Shapiro, semi-retired arbitrator & former adjunct professor.

November 18—Book Review—Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou. Reviewer: Carolyn McLaughlin, President of Albany Common Council.

November 25—Book Review—Land of Second Chances: The Improbable Rise of Rwanda’s Cycling Team by Tim Lewis. Reviewer: Marggie Skinner of The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza.

December 2—Book Review—Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West’s Greatest Escape by Mark Lee Gardner. Reviewer: Nancy Dover, retired from the NYS Department of Health & former treasurer of the Friends of APL

December 9—Book Review—Maus: A Survivor’s Tale I & Maus : A Survivor’s Tale, II: And Here My Troubles Began, two graphic novels by Art Spiegelman. Reviewer: Nancy Rosenblum, retired specialist in human resources & labor relation and an Episcopal clergyman.

December 16—Panel Discussion—Gifts for Grandchildren: What’s New in Children’s Books. Moderator: Mary Beth Earley, MLS, Head of Youth Services, APL.

December 23—Holiday Concert by The Albany High School Select Choir directed by Brendan Hoffman. Comic Prelude by Sundesh Naik-Bengali, PhD.

December 30— Book Review—Brave Genius: A Scientist, A Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize by Sean B. Carroll. Reviewer: Jonathan Skinner, PhD, retired statistician & recording secretary for the Friends of APL.

The latest APL program guide is now available online and at our neighborhood libraries.

Check out the issue for more information about upcoming library programs and events including:
•Silent Film Spectacular series
•Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program
•Money management fair
•Albany Made Creative Lab
•Literary Legends event
•Winter art exhibition
•Albany History Race
•Holiday craft activities
•Friends of APL book talks

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