Exhibits and Programs

How to Use the Patent Collection of the New York State Library

Exhibit: Patent and Trademark Research at the New York State Library

The Library's February exhibit highlights the NYS Library's history as a patent library.

Programs and Classes

Online Programs: Selected past programs were recorded and can be viewed online.

All programs are FREE and open to the public.

Upcoming Events or Classes Date and Time
February 2018

Walking Tour of the Local History and Genealogy Resources at the New York State Library

Walking TourThe New York State Library is a treasure chest of resources for those tracing their family histories. Join us for a tour highlighting published genealogies, local histories, church records, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) records, United States and New York State Census records, newspapers on microfilm, city directories and more. The tour is limited to 15 individuals and registration is required.

Location: New York State Library7th floor - meet in front of Genealogy/Local History/Equipment desk

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Saturday,
February 3, 2018
11:00am-12:00pm

Foundation Center Online Grant Resources

Foundation Center OnlineSenior Librarian Michael Meyer will demonstrate two online products from the Foundation Center that are available at the New York State Library. The Foundation Directory Online provides accurate details on over 100,000 US foundations and corporate donors and over 2.2 million recent grants. Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is an online database of over 8,500 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers. Space is limited and registration is required.

Location: New York State Library, 7th floor Computer Classroom

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Thursday,
February 8, 2018
3:00-4:00 pm

State Capital Universe and Fastcase Online

State Capital Universe and Fastcase OnlineSenior Librarian Stephanie Barrett will demonstrate search strategies and techniques for using State Capital Universe and Fastcase - two online databases available at the New York State Library.  State Capital Universe contains information on bills, regulations and statutes for New York and other states.  This online resource also has information about state legislators, issues and public policy, state newspapers of record and links to websites with related information.  Fastcase is a legal database which provides searching for case law, statutes, regulations, constitutions and court rules for all fifty states.  Authority check, printing, saving and the interactive timeline will be demonstrated.  Space is limited and registration is required.

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Thursday,
February 15, 2018
3:00-4:30 pm

Foundation Center Online Grant Resources

Foundation Center OnlineSenior Librarian Michael Meyer will demonstrate two online products from the Foundation Center that are available at the New York State Library. The Foundation Directory Online provides accurate details on over 100,000 US foundations and corporate donors and over 2.2 million recent grants. Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is an online database of over 8,500 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers. Space is limited and registration is required.

Location: New York State Library, 7th floor Computer Classroom

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Saturday,
February 17, 2018
10:30-11:30 am

Historical Newspapers Online at the New York State Library

Historidal Newspapers OnlineSenior Librarian Stephanie Barrett will discuss online databases available at the New York State Library that contain full-text historical newspapers. She will demonstrate the effective use of America's Historical Newspapers and the Historical Newspapers (New York Times) with an emphasis on newspapers published in New York State.  She will also demonstrate how to find and access New York State digital newspapers freely available on the Internet.

Location: New York State Library, 7th floor Computer Classroom

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Saturday,
February 17, 2018
2:00-3:00 pm

Genealogy Online with Ancestry Library edition

Genealogy Online with Ancestry Library editionSenior Librarian Stephanie Barrett will demonstrate the Ancestry Library online database which are accessible at the New York State Library.  Learn how to access Census records, genealogy and history book, maps and other resources included in this database, as well as, the resources on Ancestry NYS page which are freely available to all New Yorkers.  Stephanie will also demonstrate search tips and strategies, how to save records, printing and how to create a family tree via Ancestry.  Seating is limited and registraton is required.

Location: New York State Library, 7th floor Computer Classroom

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Thursday,
February 22, 2018
3:00-4:30 pm
March 2018

Dr. Joachim Frank, poet and fiction writer

Dr. Joachim FrankThe NYS Writers Institute is sponsoring a presentation/Q&A talk by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Joachim Frank on Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Huxley Theater. Dr. Frank founded the field of single particle cryoelectron microscopy, which simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules. Currently on the faculty of Columbia University, Professor Frank taught in the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences at UAlbany for many years. Also devoted to creative writing, he is a published poet and fiction writer who has taken classes with William Kennedy and other distinguished authors.

The program is cosponsored by UAlbany’s Life Sciences Research Initiative,external link SED Office of Cultural Education, RNA Institute,external link icon Friends of the New York State Library,external link icon and the UAlbany Emeritus Center.external link Pre-registration is recommended.

Location: Cultural Education Center, First floor, Huxley Theater

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Tuesday,
March 6, 2018
7:30 pm
April 2018

Bicentennial Celebration - Speakers Forum
Dr. Kathryn Matthew, Director of IMLS

Dr. Kathryn Matthew Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew is the fifth Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. With career experience that spans private and nonprofit sectors, Dr. Matthew brings to the agency a deep knowledge of the educational and public service roles of museums, libraries, and related nonprofits. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate in September 2015, Dr. Matthew is serving a four-year term as the Director of the Institute.

The program is open to the public, but pre-registration is recommended.

Location: Cultural Education Center, Clark Auditorium (Councourse Level)

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Monday,
April 9, 2018 6:30PM

Bicentennial Celebration - Speakers Forum
James G. Neal, President of the American Library Association (ALA)

James Neal Jim Neal is University Librarian Emeritus at Columbia University. Previously, he served as the Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University and Johns Hopkins University, and held administrative positions in the libraries at Penn State, Notre Dame, and the City University of New York. Jim is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, as well as a consultant and published author, with focuses in the areas of scholarly communication, intellectual property, digital library programs, and library cooperation.

The program is open to the public, but pre-registration is recommended.

Location: Cultural Education Center, Clark Auditorium (Councourse Level)

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Wednesday,
April 25, 2018 6:30PM

Reasonable Accommodation: Please let us know if any reasonable accommodation is required (Americans with Disabilities Act) at least three business days prior to the program date by calling 518-474-2274. The New York State Library and the Cultural Education Center are accessible to visitors with mobility impairments.

Location: Unless otherwise indicated, programs are held in:

Librarians Room
New York State Library
Cultural Education Center, 7th floor
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230

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Last Updated: February 22, 2018