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Albany History Race Wins Award

June 11, 2015 | Local History

Way to go team APL! We were honored to receive the 2014 Upper Hudson Library System Adult Program of the Year Award for the “Albany History Race” program at a ceremony on June 10. “Albany History Race” was a one-day team competition involving quick visits to many historic buildings and site...

WEXT @ APL

June 5, 2015 | Music

Did you ever want to hear yourself on the radio? Did you used to play DJ and announce songs for your friends? On two occasions, local independent radio station 97.7 WEXT visited the library and gave kids and teens the chance to do just that! WEXT DJ Chris Wienk came into the Youth Services room of ...

Got a free hour at lunch time on Tuesdays? Head on over to the Washington Ave. Branch and participate in the lively and engaging book talks hosted by the Friends of Albany Public Library! The weekly book talks include reviews of timely and classic works, as well as author talks and special programs...

Would you like to know more about programs and services available to veterans in the Capital Region? If you’ve wondered where to go for assistance, visit APL’s Local Resources Fair for Veterans and Military Families on Friday, May 29th from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm at our Washington Avenue Branch. I...

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...

Before you head to the polls on Tuesday, please take a little time to learn more about the three candidates running for the library’s Board of Trustees. The following videos showcase the candidates’ answers to questions posed to them at a forum on May 11.   Reasons for running for library...