Exhibits and Programs

Living the Dream: Let Freedom Ring - 1990 poster

Exhibit: Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Library's January exhibit features books about Martin Luther King, Jr..

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
January 2018
Walking Tour of the Local History and Genealogy Resources at the New York State Library

Walking TourThe New York State Library is a treasure chest of resources for those tracing their family histories. Join us for a tour highlighting published genealogies, local histories, church records, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) records, United States and New York State Census records, newspapers on microfilm, city directories and more. The tour is limited to 15 individuals and registration is required.

Location: New York State Library7th floor - meet in front of Genealogy/Local History/Equipment desk

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Saturday,
January 20, 2018
11:00am-12:00pm

Foundation Center Online Grant Resources

Foundation Center OnlineSenior Librarian Michael Meyer will demonstrate two online products from the Foundation Center that are available at the New York State Library. The Foundation Directory Online provides accurate details on over 100,000 US foundations and corporate donors and over 2.2 million recent grants. Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is an online database of over 8,500 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers. Space is limited and registration is required.

Location: New York State Library, 7th floor Computer Classroom

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Saturday,
January 20, 2018
2:00-3:00 pm

Genealogy Research with HeritageQuest Online

Genealogy and HeritageQuest OnlineHeritageQuest Online is a collection of genealogical and historical sources and is available for use at the New York State Library. Stephanie Barrett will discuss and demonstrate some of these sources, including the US Federal Census records, genealogy and local history digital books, Revolutionary War pension and bounty-land warrant application files, and the Freedman’s Bank records. Stephanie will also demonstrate search tips and strategies, how to save records and printing records. Seating is limited and registration is required.

Location: New York State Library, 7th floor Computer Classroom

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Thursday,
January 25, 2018
3:30-4:30 pm
February 2018

Foundation Center Online Grant Resources

Foundation Center OnlineSenior Librarian Michael Meyer will demonstrate two online products from the Foundation Center that are available at the New York State Library. The Foundation Directory Online provides accurate details on over 100,000 US foundations and corporate donors and over 2.2 million recent grants. Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is an online database of over 8,500 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers. Space is limited and registration is required.

Location: New York State Library, 7th floor Computer Classroom

Register
Thursday,
February 1, 2018
3:00-4:00 pm

Walking Tour of the Local History and Genealogy Resources at the New York State Library

Walking TourThe New York State Library is a treasure chest of resources for those tracing their family histories. Join us for a tour highlighting published genealogies, local histories, church records, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) records, United States and New York State Census records, newspapers on microfilm, city directories and more. The tour is limited to 15 individuals and registration is required.

Location: New York State Library7th floor - meet in front of Genealogy/Local History/Equipment desk

Register
Saturday,
February 3, 2018
11:00am-12:00pm

State Capital Universe and Fastcase Online

State Capital Universe and Fastcase OnlineSenior Librarian Stephanie Barrett will demonstrate search strategies and techniques for using State Capital Universe and Fastcase - two online databases available at the New York State Library.  State Capital Universe contains information on bills, regulations and statutes for New York and other states.  This online resource also has information about state legislators, issues and public policy, state newspapers of record and links to websites with related information.  Fastcase is a legal database which provides searching for case law, statutes, regulations, constitutions and court rules for all fifty states.  Authority check, printing, saving and the interactive timeline will be demonstrated.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Register
Thursday,
February 15, 2018
3:00-4:30 pm

Foundation Center Online Grant Resources

Foundation Center OnlineSenior Librarian Michael Meyer will demonstrate two online products from the Foundation Center that are available at the New York State Library. The Foundation Directory Online provides accurate details on over 100,000 US foundations and corporate donors and over 2.2 million recent grants. Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is an online database of over 8,500 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers. Space is limited and registration is required.

Location: New York State Library, 7th floor Computer Classroom

Register
Saturday,
February 17, 2018
10:30-11:30 am

Historical Newspapers Online at the New York State Library

Historidal Newspapers OnlineSenior Librarian Stephanie Barrett will discuss online databases available at the New York State Library that contain full-text historical newspapers. She will demonstrate the effective use of America's Historical Newspapers and the Historical Newspapers (New York Times) with an emphasis on newspapers published in New York State.  She will also demonstrate how to find and access New York State digital newspapers freely available on the Internet.

Location: New York State Library, 7th floor Computer Classroom

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Saturday,
February 17, 2018
2:00-3:00 pm

Genealogy Online with Ancestry Library edition

Genealogy Online with Ancestry Library editionSenior Librarian Stephanie Barrett will demonstrate the Ancestry Library online database which are accessible at the New York State Library.  Learn how to access Census records, genealogy and history book, maps and other resources included in this database, as well as, the resources on Ancestry NYS page which are freely available to all New Yorkers.  Stephanie will also demonstrate search tips and strategies, how to save records, printing and how to create a family tree via Ancestry.  Seating is limited and registraton is required.

Location: New York State Library, 7th floor Computer Classroom

Register
Thursday,
February 22, 2018
3:00-4:30 pm

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: January 9, 2018