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Library Budget Vote is May 16

March 23, 2017 | Library News

Albany city residents go to the polls Tuesday, May 16, to vote on the Albany Public Library 2018 tax levy and choose three new members for the Board of Trustees. Next year’s budget plan was approved by the library’s Board of Trustees at its March meeting. The proposed 2018 operating tax levy of...

Friends of APL Book Talks in March

March 3, 2017 | Adult Services

Liven up your lunchtime in March by attending a book talk hosted by the Friends of Albany Public Library. The programs feature reviews of popular books by local speakers, as well as author talks and other special presentations. The talks are free and open to the public, and include light refreshment...

Winter Vacation Fun for Kids & Teens

February 17, 2017 | Youth Services

Beat the winter break blues with some fun and educational activities at Albany Public Library. The library’s branches are hosting close to 30 programs Feb. 20-25 to keep kids and teen entertained during school vacation. All activities are free and open to the public.Here is a sampling of the free ...

Apply for Exams to Work for Us

January 30, 2017 | Library News

One of the first steps to joining the staff at Albany Public Library is taking an employment exam through the city of Albany Municipal Civil Service Commission.Exams for several positions -- librarian I, librarian II, librarian III, and library assistant -- are coming up in March, so now's the time ...

Hudson Valley Community College is now offering academic advisement sessions at APL's Washington Ave. Branch. The free sessions will take place in library study rooms on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. and are part of the college’s effort to enhance accessible educational opportuniti...

Youth FX invites the community to attend an open house at its new home base at Albany Public Library’s Washington Ave. Branch on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6:00-8:00 pm. During the open house, Youth FX leaders will provide tours of the office and project space, filmmakers will discuss upcoming worksho...