Exhibits and Programs

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Exhibit: NYS Library Bicentennial Farewell

As the New York State Library rounds out its 200th anniversary year, our December exhibit takes a look at past and present staff members whose toil and dedication have made such a milestone possible, as well as at the building we currently occupy, our fifth home since 1818.

Programs and Classes

All programs are FREE and open to the public.

Upcoming Events or Classes Date and Time
December 2018

Vincent Commisso, Albany County Hall of Records

Albany County Hall of RecordsVincent Commisso, Deputy Director of the Albany County Hall of Records (ACHOR), will discuss the services that ACHOR provides and the records that it holds. His talk will focus on archival records generally and genealogical records in particular. ACHOR is unique among county agencies in that it is a joint city and county collection. The Albany County Hall of Records is a joint program of the County of Albany and the City of Albany that began operations in 1982. Because the archival records of both Albany County and the City of Albany are housed in one location, the public is better able to research local history.

Vincent Commisso has worked at ACHOR since 2015 and is also an adjunct professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. The program is free and open to all, but registration is recommended.

Location: Cultural Education Center, Librarians Room (7th Floor)

Register Online
Saturday, December 8, 2018
1 – 2 p.m.


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: December 7, 2018