SATURDAY 10/21 -- The BACH Branch ONLY closes early at 3 pm.

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Albany Public Library is hosting two community forums in an effort to gather neighborhood and patron input about the future of the North Albany Branch library. Community members are encouraged to attend one or both of these sessions, which will take place at the North Albany Branch inside the YMCA ...

Local author Athena V. Lord will be honored at the fourth annual Literary Legends gala on Saturday, Oct. 21, hosted by the Albany Public Library Foundation. The event will start at 7:00 pm at the library’s Bach Branch, which is located at 455 New Scotland Ave. Tickets are $75 per person and can b...

Silent Film Spectacular Returns

October 2, 2017 | Adult Services

The award-winning Silent Film Spectacular series returns to Albany Public Library in October with three performances. The series offers a truly unique film-going experience as silent movies are screened alongside live performances of original soundtracks crafted by talented Capital Region bands. &n...

Albany History Race Hits Road on Sept. 30

September 22, 2017 | Local History

Interested in learning more about Albany’s storied past? Join us for Albany Public Library’s award-winning Albany History Race on Saturday, Sept. 30! This year’s “Amazing Race”-style scavenger hunt features locations and clues based on the Albany Fire Department’s rich history and not...

Bike the APL Branches on Sept. 16

September 14, 2017 | Adult Services

Gather the family, hop on your bikes, and ride to several APL branches on Saturday, Sept. 16, for the first annual Bike the Branches event. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this free ride that travels to four of APL’s neighborhood branches over the course of a few ...

New Programs for Fall at APL

September 12, 2017 | Adult Services

Welcome fall with some great new programs at the library! We've got a number of interesting new activities planned for September and October. Check out our latest program guide to read all about them. Here's a small sample of what we have planned: 3D Printing Class & Retro Gaming Tournamen...