Exhibits and Programs

Illustration of Gulliver among the Lilliputians, from Gulliver's Travels

Exhibit: What Are You Reading This Summer?

Summer reading is not just for kids! In conjunction with PBS's The Great American Read and the annual Summer Reading at New York Libraries program, our August exhibit features some of the books on The Great American Read booklist.

Programs and Classes

All programs are FREE and open to the public.

Upcoming Events or Classes Date and Time
July 2018

Movie Showing

As part of our ongoing bicentennial celebration, the Library has been showing movies that feature libraries and/or librarians.

Join us on July 21 for a free screening of a 1956 film featuring Bette Davis as a censorship-opposing librarian.

Location: Huxley Theater, First floor

July 21, 2018
1:00 pm

Schuyler Sisters: Growing Up in the American Revolution and Early Republic

Schuyler SistersHamilton: An American Musical fans will be familiar with the eldest daughters of the American Major General Philip Schuyler; Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy. Less familiar, perhaps, are daughters Cornelia and Caty. With twenty-five years between the eldest and youngest daughters, the Schuyler family provides a unique chance to learn about the fast pace world of the American Revolution and what it was like for women growing up and seeking marriage before and after the war. Historian Danielle Funiciello takes you through one hundred years of history from the birth of Angelica in 1756 to the death of Caty in 1857.

Danielle Funiciello is a PhD student at the University at Albany. She currently holds research fellowships from the New York State Museum, the Women’s History Institute at Historic Hudson Valley, and the New York Public Library. She has been researching the Schuyler family since 2012. Registration is recommended.

Location: Cultural Education Center, Librarians Room 7th floor

July 28, 2018
1:00 pm

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

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

Directions and Parking

More information: For more information about these classes, call at 518-474-2274.

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Evaluation Form: People who have recently attended a class or other event are invited to complete an evaluation online.

Last Updated: August 6, 2018