Literary Legacy

Albany is a city of storytellers. Many literary legends have walked the streets and famous novels are set in New York's Capital City, so this year Albany's heritage sites and cultural institutions are highlighting the area's literary legacies.   

Featured Events & Tours

Friends and Foundation CD & DVD Sale

Friends and Foundation CD & DVD Sale

The Friends and Foundation will have music and movies to sell (books, too!) in front of the Washington Ave Branch for... More

Friends of the APL Special Program - I’ll Be Home: The Writings of Jim McGrath

Friends of the APL Special Program - I’ll Be Home: The Writings of Jim McGrath

Co-editors Darryl McGrath and Howard Healy discuss I’ll Be Home: The Writings of Jim McGrath which is a compilation of articles, editorials and op-eds... More

Author Discussion: The House Children by Heidi Daniele

Author Discussion: The House Children by Heidi Daniele

The House Children is based on the true stories of five women who grew up in the same institution - Saint Joseph's Industrial School in Ballinasloe, Galway. The women wanted to... More

6 Historic Authors with Ties to Albany

Albany's 400-year old history includes fascinating tales and interesting... More

6 Contemporary Writers with Ties to Albany

Photo Header: Kenmore Hotel (featured in William Kennedy's novels) Many... More