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Albany Literary Legends to be Honored

October 28, 2015 | Library News

Two authors with strong Albany ties—GREGORY MAGUIRE and BARBARA SMITH—will be honored at the second annual Literary Legends event on Saturday, Nov. 14, hosted by the Albany Public Library Foundation at the library’s Delaware Branch.                                       ...

Library Help Hinges on Baseball NLCS

October 16, 2015 | Library News

QUICK UPDATE -- The Mets are going to the World Series, Scott won the bet, and Tim will be shelving books at an APL branch in the near future! Either the Albany Public Library or the Guilderland Public Library will soon have an extraordinarily over-qualified library volunteer shelving books … and...

Albany Public Library’s award-winning Silent Film Spectacular is back! This four-event 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. This season’s films range from the...

Trolley Tree Sculpture Ceremony 9/22

September 21, 2015 | Library News

Albany Public Library and the Delaware Avenue neighborhood formally dedicate the Delaware Trolley Tree Sculpture on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 4:30 pm at the Delaware Branch. The Delaware Trolley Tree Sculpture was created by local artist Matt Hart as a memorial to Virginia Bowers, a former city histori...

New Hours at All Branches Starting Sept. 1

August 18, 2015 | Library News

Get ready Albany—starting Tuesday, Sept. 1, hours are changing at all APL locations. View the new schedule here. We are making adjustments to opening and closing times at APL branches in an effort to bring you more morning hours, more evening hours, and more options of locations to visit when...

Budget Approved by Voters

May 20, 2015 | Library News

Thank you Albany! Voters approved our 2016 budget by a total of 2,177 to 879 on May 19. “Albany Public Library provides vital resources and services to the residents of Albany. It is gratifying to know the citizens of Albany support our ongoing efforts to educate, entertain, and empower the commu...