Albany High Library

Fall 2017

2nd Annual Library Lock-In

Our 2nd Annual Library Lock-in is scheduled for Friday, November 17th at the Pine Hills Public Library. It will be from 6:30-9:30 pm and permission slips are required in advance. We'll have pizza, movies and games. Please see one of the AHS library staff for a permission slip or more information.

Our 1st READ Day of the Year

On Wednesday, November 22nd, the Falcon Library hosted its first READ Day of the year. Books, magazines, newspapers were encouraged and provided. Cell phones, textbooks, computers and homework were on pause as we savored some hot cocoa and reading. The Falcon Library does this several times per year; usually right before a vacation break. Stay tuned for our next READ Day event!

Anime Club with Mrs. Abdul

Anime Club meets on Fridays from 3-4 pm in the Library with Mrs. Abdul. Anime Club focuses on Japanese anime cartoons and also popular manga series books. Anime Club partners with Book Lover's Club for library event planning throughout the school year. Check us out!

Nic Stone

The first author visit of the year is right around the corner! The Albany High Library will be hosting Nic Stone on Thursday, December 7th in the UN Room. Nic Stone wrote the young adult novel, Dear Martin. It’s about a 17-year-old African-American boy grappling with his place in the world. He’s a good kid that gets racially profiled one night, while trying to help his drunk ex-girlfriend get home without driving. As a result of this profiling experience, he starts a journal of letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He’s trying to see if Dr. King’s approach to non-violence can work in today’s America. Event registration is on the library website @ albanyfalconlibrary.weebly.com. Please see Mrs. Majkut for more information.

Book Club with Mrs. Majkut

Book Lover's Club meets on Tuesdays from 3-4 pm in the Library with Mrs. Majkut. This club focuses on several library events throughout the year and partners exclusively with Anime Club. Book Club members plan all author visits and library events that take place during the school year.

March: Skype with G. Neri

Young-adult author G. Neri will be Skyping with AHS students in mid-March 2018, with the date to be announced. G. Neri's authored the book, 'Yummy'. It is a biography in graphic novel format, of Robert 'Yummy' Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who went on the run after shooting a young girl in his community. He was later found dead, shot by members of his own gang. G. Neri will bring some clarity to Yummy's story and share his creative writing process as an author.