Exhibits and Programs

Cover of one of the books on social studies education in the August exhibit.

Exhibit: Social Studies Educational Materials

The New York State Library's August public floor exhibit focuses on educational resources in social studies, as well as recent books on educational assessment and the common core.

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

Online Programs

Selected past programs were recorded and can be viewed online.

Upcoming Programs and Classes

All programs are FREE and open to the public.

Event or Class Date and Time
July and August 2015
No events scheduled at this time.  
September 2015

Shaker Industries

Crushing MillM. Stephen Miller, renowned museum curator and collector of all things Shaker, will speak on Shaker industries. Recent publications by Dr. Miller include Inspired Innovations: A Century of Shaker Ingenuity, 2010 and From Shaker Lands and Shaker Hands: A Survey of the Industries, 2008.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the New York State Libraryexternal link. Registration is recommended.


Location: Huxley Theater, Cultural Education Center

Thursday,
Sept. 17, 2015
12:15pm- 1:15pm
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October 2015

Down with the Rent!

2014 Anti-Rent CastA musical history told through the authentic songs & stories of the New York Anti-Rent Rebellion of the 1840s. Tenant farmers in the Helderberg Mountains rebelled against the semi-feudalistic land contracts they were granted by their Dutch landlord in the Rensselaerwyck Manor (modern day Albany, Rensselaer, and Columbia counties) after the Revolutionary War. Performed by Old Songs, Inc., the research for this program was conducted by Andy Spence and George Ward in part at the New York State Library.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the New York State Libraryexternal link and the New York State Office of Cultural Education. Cost is $10 per person at the door (cash or check). Registration is required.

Location: Clark Auditorium, Cultural Education Center

Thursday,
October 1, 2015
7:00pm - 9:30pm
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Casey Schwartz, author of In the Mind Fields

In the Mind FieldsCasey Schwartz, science writer and author of In the Mind Fields: Exploring the New Science of Neuropsychoanalysis (release date August 25, 2015), discusses the relationship between brain and mind.

Co-sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute, Friends of the New York State Libraryexternal link, and UAlbany’s RNA Institute, School of Public Health, and Women in Science and Health (WISH). Registration is recommended.

Location: Huxley Theater, Cultural Education Center

Tuesday,
October 6, 2015
8:00pm - 9:30pm
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November 2015

Bernard F. Conners, author of Cruising with Kate

Cruising with KateBernard F. Conners, reading and conversation from his memoir Cruising With Kate: A Parvenu in Xanadu by the former editor of the Paris Review and prominent Capital District real estate developer/businessman.

Co-sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute and the Friends of the New York State Libraryexternal link. Registration is recommended.

 

Location: Huxley Theater, Cultural Education Center

Thursday,
Nov.12, 2015
8:00pm - 9:30pm
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Jason Reynolds, author of When I Was the Greatest

When I Was the GreatestJason Reynolds, award-winning Young Adult author of When I Was the Greatest and other works written for “teenage boys who don’t like to read,” talks about his new book (release date September 2015) All American Boys.

Co-sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute, the Friends of the New York State Libraryexternal link, the Center for Law and Justice, African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region, and UAlbany Dept. of Literacy Teaching & Learning. Registration is recommended.

Location: Huxley Theater, Cultural Education Center

Tuesday,
Nov. 17, 2015
7:00pm - 8:30pm
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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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Last Updated: August 10, 2015