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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...

Fort Frederick Building Focus of Jan. 18 Talk

January 13, 2017 | Adult Services

The Fort Frederick Apartment building, which was picked up and moved an entire city block in the mid-1920s, is the subject of a special Friends of Albany Public Library program on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 pm at the Pine Hills Branch (517 Western Ave.). This local history program is free and open ...

New Podcast Episode about Music Pioneer

January 9, 2017 | Adult Services

The latest installment of our Albany Made podcast is a special episode about the life and legacy of electronic music pioneer Pauline Oliveros. At the time of her death last November, Oliveros was a distinguished research professor of music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Oliveros will be cel...