Monday, June 29, 2015
As an administrator for 26 years in the Albany City School District, Bruce Ventner never did a whole lot of teaching. Since he retired nearly 10 years ago, all that has changed.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
No one needs to tell Leonard Slade the power of words. Add a little rhythmic quality to them and, according to Slade, you can change the world.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Historian and author Field Horne combined forces with more than 20 local contributors to produce “Saratoga Springs: A Centennial History.”
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The Library of Congress announced the appointment of Juan Felipe Herrera, a son of migrant farm workers in California, as the next U.S. poet in chief.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Publisher Penguin Random House says a copy of the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel has been stolen, just over a week before publication day.
Monday, June 8, 2015
The New York State Library announced its summer reading program on Monday to motivate students to continue their education during the summer.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
A day after announcing that E L James had written a "Fifty Shades" novel from billionaire Christian Grey's point of view, "Grey" was No. 1 on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com as of midday Tuesday.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
David McCullough, a best-selling historian and biographer and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has a new book on the Wright Brothers. He'll be at the Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs on Tuesday.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
An author of several books on the Revolutionary War is giving a talk at an upstate New York battlefield about veterans of the American Revolution who lived long enough into the 19th century to have their photographs taken.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
The co-author of a book on the man whose story was told in the Oscar-winning movie "12 Years A Slave" is giving a talk this weekend as part of a local group's history event.
Friday, May 1, 2015
More than 40,000 books will be available for perusing Saturday at the Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library's annual Spring Used Book Sale.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
New York state history is rich with wonderful tales of risk takers, innovators and people who understood that the common good was every bit as important as their personal circumstances. Bruce Dearstyne is trying to make sure people don’t forget that.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Harper Lee's upcoming novel, the year's most talked about literary release, will have some added star power for the audio edition: Reese Witherspoon.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," a World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Niskayuna native Michele Battiste has had a passion for writing poetry since she was 10 but says she wasn’t always so good at it.