Exhibits and Programs

Japanese print from the August exhibit

Exhibit: Japanese Ukiyo-e Prints

The onsite exhibit for August features plates from a stacks treasure titled Selected Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e Prints (Tokyo: Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints, 1956)..

Previous seventh floor exhibits | Items from the NYS Library collections on exhibit elsewhere

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
September 2016

Appalachian Odyssey

Cover of Appalachian OdysseyAuthor, speaker, photographer, avid hiker and former catalog writer at L.L. Bean, Jeff Ryan discusses his new book Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-Year Hike on America’s Trail. Filled with entertaining stories and illustrated with 75 color photos, the author reminds us that “life’s most meaningful accomplishments rarely happen overnight, but are achieved by making steady progress toward our goals.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.  Registration is recommended.  Sponsored by the Friends of the New York State Library.external link.

Location: Librarians Room, 7th floor CEC

Sept. 21, 2016
12:15 -1:15 pm
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The Spirit of New York: Defining Events in the Empire State’s History

Cover of The Spirit of New YorkFormer New York State Archives program director Dr. Bruce W. Dearstyne will discuss his 2015 book, The Spirit of New York: Defining Events in the Empire State’s History (SUNY Press, 2015). This book presents New York history through narratives of 16 dramatic events, from the promulgation of the first State Constitution in April 1777 through the resilience of the Fire Department of the City of New York during and after 9/11. The author will share some stories of particularly interesting events from the book and will also talk about the themes in New York history that it conveys. Registration is recommended. Sponsored by the Friends of the New York State Library.external link

Location: Librarians Room, 7th floor CEC

Sept. 27, 2016
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
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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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More information: For more information about these classes, call at 518-474-2274.

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Last Updated: August 23, 2016