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Winter Art Show Opens at Pine Hills

November 6, 2015 | Art & Music

Albany Public Library celebrates its winter art exhibition, “Through the Looking Glass,” with an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Pine Hills Branch (517 Western Avenue). The opening reception is free and open to the public, and includes light refreshments and live...

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.                                       ...

Halloween Fun at APL Oct. 24-31

October 23, 2015 | Youth Services

Albany Public Library is sharing the Halloween spirit with our friends in the community in a series of free programs and activities for kids and teens from Oct. 24 through Oct. 31. Here’s a full list of the fun Halloween activities for youngsters scheduled at APL. All events are free and open to...

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...