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:

Pilot for Spaceship Earth: R. Buckminster Fuller, Architect, Inventor, and Poet (1978)
A Spirit to Ride the Whirlwind (1981)
Today’s Special: Z.A.P. and Zoe
The Luck of Z.A.P. and Zoe (1987)
Z.A.P., Zoe, and the Musketeers (1992).


Literary Legends is the Albany Public Library Foundation’s signature event. Literary Legends was created to showcase outstanding people of letters within our community.

Fourth Annual Literary Legends Gala
Honoring Athena Lord
Honorary Co-Chairs: Maria Hazapis & Susan Novotny

October 21, 2017
7pm – 10pm
Albany Public Library – Bach Branch
455 New Scotland Avenue

Tickets are also available at all Albany Public Library Branches or online at

Event date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Event address: 
Albany Public Library- Bach Branch
455 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
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