Ten years after the building opened, the paint colors on the Albany Public Library are no longer an issue. Partly that’s because people have more important things to think about. But mainly it’s because the color scheme looks OK.
Pretty much by chance the other day, I found myself in the basement room that holds the Oregon Collection at Albany’s Carnegie Library downtown. It’s the place to be if you’re interested in what happened in our town and state long before you and I got here.
Good news for book readers, especially those living in West and North Albany and near downtown. For the first time in a long time, the downtown branch of the Albany Public Library will be open Saturdays this summer, starting June 25.
The library sent me an email, and I went downtown to check out the latest Harry Bosch novel by Michael Connelly, “The Crossing.” An hour later, in Browsers’ Books, from low on a shelf of antique tomes way in the back of the store, “The Crossing” by Winston Churchill looked at me, demanding to be bought. Which […]
“American Railway Transportation” by Emory R. Johnson, Ph. D., was first published in 1903. Today’s mystery is this: How and why did a 1907 edition of this 434-page book end up hidden in the wall of a house at 1405 Front Ave. N.E. instead of being returned to the Albany Public Library when it was […]
Of all the things a city government must do, maintaining public parks and libraries ranks at the very top of the priority list, as far as I’m concerned. And today, a particular library has the spotlight here.