Exhibits and Programs

detail from an illustrated map of the Erie Canal

Exhibit: Erie Canal

The Library's November exhibit features materials about the Erie Canal.

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
November 2017

A Celebration of The New Yorker Cartoons

Roz Chast (The New Yorker cartoonist) and Robert “Bob” Mankoff (The New Yorker cartoon editor)

cover of Going Into TownMore than a thousand of Roz Chast’s cartoons (featuring her “frantic and disheveled characters” recognized as “icons of American humor”) have appeared in The New Yorker since 1978. Her cartoon memoir about caring for her aging parents (Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?) was #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List for more than 100 weeks. Her new book of cartoons is Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York (2017). Robert “Bob” Mankoff was The New Yorker cartoon editor from 1997 until his retirement in April 2017. He currently is the Humor and Cartoon Editor at Esquire and is the author of the memoir How About Never—Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons (2014).

Program sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute; cosponsored by the New York State Office of Cultural Education and the Friends of the New York State Library. Registration is recommended.

Location: Huxley Theater, 1st Foor, Cultural Education Center

Register
Thursday,
November 9, 2017
8:00 p.m
December 2017

Nic Stone, young adult author

cover of Dear MartinFirst time novelist Stone discusses her book Dear Martin (2017) about an African-American teenager who begins a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King to determine if King’s teaching is still relevant today after the teenager’s run-in with the police.   Loosely inspired by true events about shooting deaths of unarmed black teenagers, the book is called “raw and gripping” by award-winning young adult author (and former New York State Writers Institute speaker) Jason Reynolds.  Program sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute; cosponsored by Albany High School, the New York State Office of Cultural Education, and the Friends of the New York State Library. Registration is recommended.

Location: Huxley Theater, 1st Foor, Cultural Education Center

Register
Thursday,
December 7, 2017
7:00 p.m

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: November 15, 2017