The library will be closed on President’s Day Monday, Feb. 17.
Thursday, Feb. 20
Longtime local journalist Mike DeMasi will talk about his book “What They Said: 25 Years of Telling Stories,” a collection of his favorite work.
Demasi’s book highlights the wide variety of people he has met during his career including a priest at a maximum security prison; a salvager who bought Albany’s biggest, ugliest building; a mayor who became the Pied Piper of Guyanese immigrants; and a friendly clock enthusiast named Smiley Lumpkin.
He will talk about how he got into journalism, (he currently works at the Albany Business Review) read some stories from the book, and answer questions.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Note: this Noon Author Talk will start at 12:30 p.m.
Our large print fiction collection has always been together in one spot while our large print nonfiction books have always been spread out in their respective subject areas (large print biographies with the biographies, large print science books with science, etc.)
We have now put all our large print nonfiction books together in one section – located on the shelves right before the large print fiction books. Plus, we have just added about 75 large print nonfiction titles — not all new, but many classics such as “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Victor Frankl and books by historians Michael Beschloss and H. W. Brands and authors such as Zora Neale Hurston and Stephen Hawking plus several large print Bibles.
We have also just started a subscription for new large print biographies and large print popular nonfiction (four to five new titles a month).
Note: New — meaning just published — large print nonfiction titles, however, are still in the new book section. You can’t miss them as they all have both a big yellow NEW and LARGE PRINT sticker on the spine.