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Friends of the Albany Public · 8M ago

Library Worker Defends Patron’s Free Speech, Is Brutally Arrested in Library Where He Works

From BORDC:“For someone to be assaulted and then arrested for asking a question, in a public library of all places, is abhorrent. The library should be a place where people of all points of ...
Friends of the Albany Public · 8M ago

Your Signed Books and Artwork Just Got Harder to Sell in California

From Eureka Booksellers On September 9, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB1570 Collectibles: Sale of Autographed Memorabilia into law.The law requires dealers in any autographed...
Friends of the Albany Public · 9M ago

UNH Librarian Leaves His $4 Million Fortune To The School, then...

From Inside Higher Ed:It sounds too good to be true -- a University of New Hampshire library cataloguer thriftily munched Fritos and microwave dinners and drove a 1992 Plymouth while slowly ...
Friends of the Albany Public · 9M ago

‘Rock star’ Baltimore librarian makes history at Library of Congress

From the Washington PostThe usually quiet atrium of the Enoch Pratt Free Library came alive with laughter and cheers last month as hundreds gathered to say goodbye to a Baltimore official kn...
Friends of the Albany Public · 9M ago

Acoustic Rock Night at Albany Public Library September 16

The Albany Public Library is closing out the summer with the last Garage Bands in the Garage concert of the season. Join us this Friday, Sept. 16, for Acoustic Rock Night featuring Matt Durf...
Friends of the Albany Public · 9M ago

Banned Book READ-OUTS! Scheduled For Albany, Troy and Saratoga Springs

Per the NYCLULovers of books and free speech will be celebrating Americans’ constitutional freedom to read at three Banned Book READ-OUTS! later this month in the Capital Region. At these e...
Friends of the Albany Public · 10M ago

City of Albany Institutes Mandatory Water Restrictions

Albany--The ongoing repair of the sinkhole on South Lake Avenue has involved shutting off the major water transmission main that brings water from the City of Albany’s water treatment plant ...
Friends of the Albany Public · 10M ago

Iran is First Country to Ban Pokemon Go

From PC Mag: Good luck trying to catch 'em all in Iran. The country's High Council of Virtual Spaces has officially banned the Pokemon Go app, making Iran the first country to do so.As for w...
Friends of the Albany Public · 1Y ago

Central Library brings a social worker on board

From The Oregonian:Susan Voss-Rothmeier walks the halls of Portland's Central Library, a bag slung over her shoulder and a clipboard of resource lists in her hands.She looks for opportunitie...
Friends of the Albany Public · 1Y ago

Fix Your Bike at Albany Public Library

Bicycle Fixit Stations to be Unveiled on Friday During Bike TourJust in time for prime bike-riding season, and Bike to Work Week, we are opening Bicycle Fixit Stations outside three librarie...