Exhibits and Programs

Cover of Braille Book Review, from the current exhibit

Exhibit: History of Talking Book and Braille Resources

The onsite exhibit for November features various braille and audio book equiment and materials used at various times during the history of the Talking Book and Braille Library.

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
November 2016

Howard Frank Mosher, novelist

Howard Frank Mosher, novelistThe author of ten acclaimed novels set in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom reads from his most recent novel, God’s Kingdom (2015).  Registration is recommended.

Program sponsored by the New York State Writers Instituteexternal link and cosponsored by the Friends of the New York State Library.external link

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

Tuesday,
November 1, 2016
8:00 p.m.
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December 2016

Symbols in the Wilderness:  Early Masonic Survivals in Upstate New York

Cover of Symbols in the Wilderness: Early Masonic Survivals in Upstate NYUpstate New York Masonic Lodges house examples of iconic architecture, symbolic paintings, murals, textiles, and graphics from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Largely unknown outside of the Upstate Lodges, these resources are a delight to the eye as well as symbols of a period and place unique in New York history.

Christian Goodwillie will discuss his new book (co-authored with Joscelyn Godwin), Symbols in the Wilderness: Early Masonic Survivals in Upstate New York (Upstate Institute and Richard W. Couper Press, 2016).

Program sponsored by the Friends of the New York State Library.external link Registration is recommended.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the program for $35.00.

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

Wednesday,
Dec. 14, 2016
12:15 - 1:15 pm
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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: November 16, 2016