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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...

SummerFest Party for Families is July 9

July 6, 2016 | Library News

Enjoy fun in the sun with Albany Public Library at the seventh annual SummerFest outdoor family party this Saturday, July 9, from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Delaware Branch (331 Delaware Ave.). This free outdoor family-friendly festival features bounce houses, activities, games, close-up magic, a robot da...

Summer Reading Fun at APL

June 30, 2016 | Youth Services

School is out and summer reading is in at Albany Public Library. Now through Aug. 20, APL encourages reading by providing prizes and special activities to keep kids and teens engaged and entertained during those long summer months away from school. Participants register and record their reading in p...