Literary Legends 2018 FAQs

Thank you for all your questions this past week. We hope we have answered them all. And now… our FAQ’s!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the dress code for Literary Legends?

Cocktail attire.

What time does the event start? 

The main event begins at 7pm and the awards ceremony will begin at 7:30.
This year, the Schuyler Mansion will be open for gala guests before the awards ceremony – from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
And, there is a VIP reception at the Howe Library from 6-7pm for the honorees, Honorary Committee and sponsors.

Is there valet parking?

There is not valet parking this year. Sorry.

So where do I park?

Parking is available at Schuyler Mansion [map] one block away and at Giffen Memorial Elementary School [map]. There will be volunteers with lights in the two parking lots, and escorting guests from the parking lot to the Howe Branch [map].

Who are this years Literary Legends?

Frankie Bailey and Alice P. Green [Read more]

Who chooses the Literary Legends?

APL staff and patrons nominate candidates, who are ranked by the Literary Legends Selection Committee. The APL Foundation board makes the final decision.
The Foundation will accept nominations from staff and patrons for the 2019 Legend after 12/1/18 until 1/31/19.
[Read more]

Isn’t YouthFX getting an award? 

Yes! YouthFX will receive the first annual Community Partner Award, a new award recognizing outstanding collaborations with the Albany Public Library.

Isn’t the gala at [somewhere besides Howe]?

The Literary Legends gala moves to different branches each year. Last year’s gala was at Bach Branch and next year’s will take place at Washington Avenue Branch.

Will there be dinner?

There will be a lot to eat, but there will not be a sit down dinner. Hors d’oeuvres are provided by New World Bistro Bar, Saati Deli & Catering, Lost & Found Bar & Kitchen, and Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen. But Literary Legends is a party, not a sit-down dinner.

Is it an open bar or cash bar?

It’s an open bar at the gala, featuring wine, beer, and soft drinks; however, no liquor is served at the gala.

Can I purchase a ticket at the door?

Yes, you can. With cash, check, or credit card.

See you on Saturday!