Albany Public Library Hosts A Literary Salon with Elisa Albert and Joshua Cohen on Sept. 29 VIRTUAL EVENT

How Hard Could It Be? Elisa Albert and Joshua Cohen

[For ages 18+] How Hard Could It Be? A Literary Salon

Local author Elisa Albert chats with Joshua Cohen, author of the new novel, The Netanyahus

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The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a  Very Famous Family Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681376073
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: New York Review Books - June 22nd, 2021

Albany Public Library Hosts Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka on Sept. 28 VIRTUAL EVENT

Albany Public Library Hosts Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka on Sept. 28 To Discuss Challenged, and Award-Winning, Hey Kiddo for Banned Books Week Albany, NY—

Albany Public Library (APL) is hosting a special Banned Books Week virtual talk with popular youth author Jarrett J. Krosoczka about his graphic memoir Hey Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 pm.

Hey, Kiddo: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545902489
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Published: Graphix - October 9th, 2018

Transforming South Central Troy & South Troy; a conversation with Gene Bunnell

Transforming South Central Troy and South Troy;

A conversation with Gene Bunnell, author of Transforming Providence

Moderated by Marissa Jacques, anchor Spectrum News

ZOOM Meeting - Wednesday, April 21, 2021- 6-7:15 pm  

Webinar: Architecture of Downtown Troy

The Architecture of Downtown Troy
by Diana S. Waite

Thursday, February 11, 4:00 p.m.

Join us for an author talk with Diana S. Waite

in conversation with Kathy T. Sheehan, Hart Cluett Museum Registrar and Rensselaer County & Troy City Historian

The Architecture of Downtown Troy: An Illustrated History Cover Image
By Diana S. Waite, Gary David Gold (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781438474731
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Distribution Partners - September 1st, 2019

Offsite: Melanie LaBarge (author) & Caroline Corrigan (illustrator) will be signing their book: Women Artists A to Z

From Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe, to Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Xenobia Bailey, this lushly illustrated alphabet picture book presents both famous and underrepresented women in the fine arts from a variety of genres: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and more.

Women Artists A to Z Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593108727
Availability: BACKORDERED-no date available
Published: Dial Books - February 11th, 2020

Fourth Annual Literary Legends Gala Honoring Athena Lord

The Albany Public Library Foundation takes great pleasure in announcing Athena V. Lord as our Literary Legends honoree for 2017. The Library Foundation will celebrate Athena’s contributions to children’s literature and to the life of the City of Albany at our 4th Annual Literary Legends Gala.

Born in Cohoes, NY in 1932 to a Greek immigrant family, Athena moved to Albany, just around the corner from the old Harmanus Bleecker Library, at age six. A voracious reader as a child, the Library became a second home.

Athena V. Lord is the author of five books:


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