Monday Night Book Chat Weekly. Monday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm Facebook What have you been reading lately? Join our Monday night Facebook book chat to tell us about it and gather recommendations from librarians and other readers.
Our drop-in tech help sessions are back! Stop by the library between 4:00-6:00 pm on Wednesdays to ask one of our local technology experts your questions. Remember to bring the device you are asking about with you.
"Back to Bacharach and Beyond" with the Christine Spero Group is a show that journeys through Burt Bacharach’s greatest songs with some surprises. Bacharach, who is considered one of the most important composers of 20th-century popular music, has composed hundreds of pop songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s.
Join us for a soothing session of watercolor painting in the library. No artistic skills or watercolor experience required. We will be doing some loose abstract designs with watercolor paints and incorporating favorite quotes, meditations, or lines of philosophy onto the dried painting. All materials needed will be available.
Driving While Black
Race, Space, and Mobility in America (Online) Thursday, August 26, 7:00-8:30
An insider's guide to astronomy reveals everything you need to know about the planets, their satellites, and our place in the solar system. The planets and their satellites have exciting lives, full of events.
A Wild Man lives in the deep quiet of Greenhollow. Tobias, tethered to the forest, lives a perfectly unremarkable existence with his cottage, his cat, and his dryads. When Greenhollow Hall acquires a handsome, intensely curious new owner, everything changes. Old secrets are dug up, and Tobias is forced to reckon with his troubled past--both the green magic of the woods, and the dark things that rest in its heart.
Working for a mysterious novelist known as Maud Dixon, Florence Darrow accompanies her to Morocco where her new novel is set – and where she, after a terrible accident and no sign of Maud, decides to become Maud, claiming the life she’s always wanted.
Our readers' advisory service matches adult readers with books and authors that we think you will like. Fill out the form on our website and our librarians will compile a list of book titles based on the information you provide. We will even place the items on hold for you!
This free, confidential service is for adult cardholders. For kids and teens, try out our Book Bundle service.
E-Resource Spotlight: The Times Union on NewsBank
Now Available! Explore Albany history through local news, events, and people with the Times-Union Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and additional content that is only published online. Link to our Times Union coverage by visiting theDigital Library page.
Full-color page views available from 2018 to today:
Or search the archive of full-text content from 1986 to today:
Read, save, email, download, and cite your selected articles, then come back tomorrow for the latest news!
Find out more about these and additional digital resources by visiting the library's Digital Library page.
Ancestry Genealogy and family history research
Overdrive & Libby Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines
Hoopla Music, Movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics
NoveList Plus Discover books and reading recommendations
Consumer Reports Full online access
Research & Articles See all article databases and research resources
Black Life in America The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today
Heritage Hub U.S. obituaries from 1704 to the present
America's News Full text of hundreds of newspapers including Troy Record and Saratogian