albany academies http://wamc.org en Albany Academies Bicentennial http://wamc.org/post/albany-academies-bicentennial <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.albanyacademies.org/">&nbsp;</a></span><a href="http://www.albanyacademies.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Albany Academies</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> -- Albany Academy for Girls &amp; The Albany Academy -- are committed to developing the potential of the whole individual student by building a community that fosters scholarship, leadership, character, service and creativity. And they’ve been doing that for 200 years.</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84498 at http://wamc.org Albany Academies Bicentennial Albany Children's Book Festival http://wamc.org/post/albany-childrens-book-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This coming Saturday, April </span>27th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from </span>10am<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to </span>4pm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the Albany Academies present the </span><a href="http://www.albanychildrensbookfestival.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">5th Annual Albany Children’s Book Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>This year through a partnership with 15Love and the Denise McCoy Legacy Award they will honor two renowned children’s authors: Caldecott winner <a href="http://www.jerrypinkneystudio.com/">Jerry Pinkney</a> and humorist Tommy Greenwald. Jerry Pinkney will receive the Schimmer Lifetime Achievement Award and Tommy Greenwald will receive the Denise McCoy Legacy Award. They are also partnering with the R Michelson Gallery in Northampton, MA. Richard Michelson will be bringing several pieces of original artwork that will be on display throughout the festival.</p><p>Here now to tell us more are Karen Schimmer, Children’s Book Festival founder and Albany Academies Librarian; and afore mentioned Caldecott winning illustrator, Jerry Pinkney.</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62802 at http://wamc.org Albany Children's Book Festival