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Schenectady library book sale set for Saturday
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Schenectady library book sale set for Saturday

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.
 
Author Dearstyne tells tales of NY's rich history

Author Dearstyne tells tales of NY's rich history

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.
 
Reese Witherspoon to narrate audio of new Harper Lee book
NEW YORK

Reese Witherspoon to narrate audio of new Harper Lee book

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.
 
Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts
NEW YORK

Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts

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.
 
Women to share poems about family

Women to share poems about family

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.
 
German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass dies at age 87

German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass dies at age 87

Monday, April 13, 2015
Guenter Grass, the Nobel-winning German writer who gave voice to the generation that came of age during the horrors of the Nazi era but later ran into controversy over his own World War II past and stance toward Israel, has died. He was 87.

 
Vonnegut’s work influenced by time in Capital Region
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Vonnegut’s work influenced by time in Capital Region

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Kurt Vonnegut’s elevation of firefighters, a recurring theme in his work and speeches, comes from personal, and local, experience: Vonnegut volunteered with the Alplaus Fire Department when he lived across the street in an apartment above a grocery store and worked in public relations for General Electric in Schenectady.
 

Copy editor puts her work on words into words

Sunday, April 5, 2015
It never occurred to Mary Norris that anyone would be interested in reading a book by a copy editor about commas.
 
Author to talk about book on less-known Revolutionary battle

Author to talk about book on less-known Revolutionary battle

Friday, March 27, 2015
For those with only a casual interest in the American Revolution, Brandywine may not pack the same historical punch as, say, Saratoga or Yorktown. Michael Harris says there’s a very good reason.
 
Professor to share stories of Schenectady’s immigrants

Professor to share stories of Schenectady’s immigrants

Friday, March 27, 2015
For local historians and anyone looking into family genealogy, Robert Pascucci is a bit of a rock star.
 
Book tells story of children protected during Holocaust

Book tells story of children protected during Holocaust

Friday, March 20, 2015
Those who study the Holocaust are very familiar with the story of Oskar Schindler. Irena Sendler? Not so much.
 
‘Calvin’ cartoonist pleased his work is still popular

‘Calvin’ cartoonist pleased his work is still popular

Sunday, March 15, 2015
In his first extended print interview since he retired, “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson spoke with Jenny Robb, the curator and associate professor at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at The Ohio State University.
 
Power plant fight sparked ecology movement

Power plant fight sparked ecology movement

Sunday, March 15, 2015
In “Power on the Hudson,” Robert Lifset eloquently retells the story of the 1960s dispute over construction of a pumped storage hydropower plant at Storm King Mountain in the Hudson Highlands.
 
‘Schenectady’ author says sci-fi has staying power

‘Schenectady’ author says sci-fi has staying power

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Author Longyear will be honored at Proctors in Schenectady on Friday during a sci-fi movie night, and will talk about science fiction on Saturday at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction.
 
Libraries, big or small, serve multiple needs, act as meeting places

Libraries, big or small, serve multiple needs, act as meeting places

Sunday, March 8, 2015
Working at the Town of Ballston Community Library involves a lot more than just deciphering the Dewey Decimal System.
 
 

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