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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...

Albany History Race Returns Sept. 26

September 14, 2015 | Local History

Local history buffs can test their knowledge as they sprint around Albany completing challenges when Albany Public Library’s award-winning Albany History Race returns on Saturday, Sept. 26. Anyone interested in Albany’s storied past is invited to participate in this “Amazing Race”-style sca...

The Art of Great Baseball Books

September 8, 2015 | Book Talk

I’m a huge baseball fan, and the Mets are my team. I also love to read, naturally, and this time of year you’ll find baseball books on my nightstand. One of the best things about baseball is the fact that it attracts so many great writers. I’m not sure if it’s the cerebral nature of play or...