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Library Displays: New York Displays

Displays in the Library

September: New Netherland

New York began its colonial existance as New Netherland, under the Dutch flag, following Henry Hudson's voyage in 1609.  The display in the cases by the public elevator features items pertaining to this period in the state's history.

For more information on New Netherland, check out the New York State Library's New Netherland Research Center.

Books on New Netherland in the Library

February: The High Peaks & the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Park is the largest park in the country, and its 46 High Peaks are popular hiking and skiing attractions.  Find out more about the Adirondacks, hiking, and more:

Find books on the Adirondacks

October: Apples in New York

From the Big Apple to the Empire apple, New York has had a long relationship with the fruit and its many varieties.  The New York State Agricultural Experimenation Station has developed many well-known cultivars of the apple, including the Cortland and Empire varieties you can find in many local groceries.  Yet other varieties, including one of Thomas Jefferson's favorites, the Esopus Spitzenburg, were discovered as chance crossings in the state.

Catalog search for "apples"

Books - cooking and apples

March: Maple Sugaring

Maple sugaring starts in the spring when the sap starts flowing.  New York is the second largest producer of maple syrup in the country, and several local producers sell their products through Schoharie Fresh.

Find maple sugar books in the catalog

November: Empire State Artists

From the artists of the Hudson River School to Edward Hopper's portraits of New York city life, the state has attracted and inspired artists throughout time.

April: New York Poets

New York attracts poets, and produces more than a few of its own.  Whether they were raised here or moved here later in life, New York's poets are numerous:

Find New York poets (at