Working on your family’s history?
Keys to your past may be unlocked at the Albany County Hall of Records and County Clerk’s Office.
On Friday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m., Deputy Albany County Clerk Craig A. Carlson and Albany County Hall of Records Archivist Rebecca Shevy shed light on the documents and historic treasures.
These, held at these institutions, might aid your research.
Please register online, by phone or in person.
What was Albany really like during the Roaring 20s? University at Albany Professor Frankie Bailey will paint a fascinating picture of stark contrasts with her presentation “Wicked Albany: Lawlessness & Liquor in the Prohibition Era”, Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. She’ll describe how Prohibition produced the exact opposite result of its intent, merely forcing alcohol-related commerce underground, and lawlessness and violence to the forefront.
The Grand Playdate
Calling all grandparent caregivers! Bring you grandbaby (ages birth-three years) for a special playdate, Fri. Jan. 24 at 10:30 a.m. We’ll have coffee for the grown-ups and snacks and fun toys for the little ones, plus a special gift for each child. Please register online, by phone or in person.
The Public Enemy
Our Prohibition-Era Bootleggers and Rum Runners Film Series continues on Friday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. with a screening of The Public Enemy, starring James Cagney and Jean Harlow.
This classic depicts two ruffians who rise up from poverty to become petty thieves, bootleggers, and finally, cold-blooded killers.
Students in eighth grade seeking community service hours for Junior Honor Society can volunteer with us on Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please register in advance online, by phone or in person.
Missing Piece Board Game Club
Games, conversation, snacks, fun…what’s the missing piece? You!
Check out our new adult Missing Piece Board Game Club, Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. Bring your favorite game, or choose one from our collection of 100+ board games. We’ll provide treats and the biggest table you’ve ever seen.
Warm jazz on a cold winter’s day? Yes, please! Art D’Echo, a classic-style trio performing jazz standards and originals, will perform Sun. Jan. 26 at 2:00 p.m. for the latest installment of our Sunday Concert Series.
Kids are welcome
Saturday, Feb. 1 will be an exceptionally fun-filled day as we will have fun activities planned, plus a special visit from Spider-Man from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. All ages welcome.
— Luanne Nicholson