Adult Services

Silent Film Spectacular Returns

October 13, 2016 | Adult Services

The award-winning Silent Film Spectacular series returns to Albany Public Library this month with two 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. The S...

Literary Legends Event Oct. 22

October 6, 2016 | Adult Services

Two local authors—Marion Roach Smith and Leonard A. Slade, Jr.—will be honored at the third annual Literary Legends event on Saturday, Oct. 22, hosted by the Albany Public Library Foundation.The event will start at 7:00 pm at the library’s Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch, which is located at 148 H...

Register for Albany History Race

September 1, 2016 | Adult Services

Local history buffs can test their knowledge as they sprint around Albany visiting historic sites when Albany Public Library’s award winning Albany History Race returns on Saturday, Sept. 24.Anyone interested in Albany’s storied past is invited to participate in this “Amazing R...

Albany Public Library’s popular Reading Music series returns with “Signals: Songs from Raymond Carver” featuring music by local songwriter Michael Eck and a reading by journalist Paul Grondahl. The program will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 pm in the Local History Room of the Washingt...

Lunchtime Book Talks Every Tuesday

August 5, 2016 | Adult Services

Liven up your lunchtime with a book talk hosted by the Friends of Albany Public Library. The group hosts regular lunchtime book and author events every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in the large auditorium of the Washington Ave. Branch at 161 Washington Ave. The programs feature reviews of popular books by ...

Garage Bands Concerts Start July 15

July 14, 2016 | Adult Services

The award-winning Garage Bands in the Garage concert series returns to Albany Public Library this summer with a kickoff concert on Friday, July 15. The all-ages, after-hours shows feature live music by great local bands playing in the garage of the Washington Ave. Branch (behind the library at the E...