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Teens Build Dancing Robots at Library

February 8, 2016 | Youth Services

Teens will be building robots that can make music and dance in a new months-long program at Albany Public Library. Beat Bots is a free workshop series that combines science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and art for ages 11-17 at the library’s Washington Ave. Branch and Pine Hills Branch....

Free Income Tax Services at the Library

February 4, 2016 | Adult Services

Albany Public Library should be your first stop for income tax assistance and resources this tax season.On select days through April 13, APL will provide free federal income tax preparation services for people with an annual household income limit of $54,000. The Washington Ave. Branch hosts appoint...

Library Partners with Youth FX

January 29, 2016 | Uncategorized

Albany Public Library (APL) is partnering with Youth FX for an entire year of free filmmaking programs for teens. Thanks to a Best Buy Community Grant, APL will offer workshops at multiple branches throughout 2016, including single-day and multi-week programs for ages 11 to 17. “Teaching young peo...

Sunday Hours Now at Bach Branch

January 8, 2016 | Library News

APL is adding Sunday hours at the Bach Branch starting Jan. 10, 2016. The library’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the service expansion at a Dec. 8 meeting.“Expanding our service to the community by adding Sunday hours at more branches has been a goal of mine. I’m pleased that we foun...

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.                                       ...