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New Online Events Calendar Available

January 5, 2018 | Library News

Looking for information about library programs and activities? Check out our new online events calendar! The new system is easier and simpler to use. You can quickly look at a day's events, or the entire month. You can also filter your search by program type, age range, and library branch. We hope...

If you're interested in children's literature, you'll want to listen to the latest episode of the Albany Made podcast! Two of our youth librarians, Christina Stenson-Carey and Stephanie Preston of our Pine Hills Branch, discuss the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books list for 2017. ...

Winter Art Exhibition Starts 12/8 at Pine Hills

December 6, 2017 | Adult Services

Albany Public Library celebrates its newest art exhibition, “Interwoven,” with an opening reception on Friday, Dec. 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Pine Hills Branch. The reception is free and open to the public, and includes light refreshments and live music. “Interwoven,” which was curated...

Join us for a fun mid-week night out at the Madison Theater for a short book discussion and showing of the movie "Hidden Figures" on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 pm. The event is free, as is a serving of popcorn and a drink for each attendee! If you haven't read the book by Margot Lee Shetterly yet, ...

Remember the Library on Giving Tuesday

November 22, 2017 | Library News

We are participating in #GivingTuesday—Nov. 28—this year through the Albany Public Library Foundation. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This is the first year that the library is participating. Albany Public Library and Foundation lea...

The library's Board of Trustees continues to discuss the future of the North Albany Branch and collect feedback from the public. You can fill out a feedback form online or at the North Albany Branch. The public can also provide comments directly to the trustees at several upcoming meetings: • N...