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City voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 15, to cast ballots on the library's proposed 2019 budget. Next year's proposed operating budget of $7,153,022 is an increase of 2.0 percent over 2018. If approved by voters, the increase means that the owner of a home assessed at $150,000 would pay...

Sci Fi, Comics & Pop Culture Collide at APL

April 30, 2018 | Adult Services

“May the force be with you” at Albany Public Library as its branches celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4 and Free Comic Book Day on May 5 with special activities and giveaways. The public is invited to participate in these free events. The Star Wars Day activities are for children and teens, while ...

Albany Public Library is hosting two budget information sessions ahead of the May 15 vote on the proposed 2019 budget. The sessions are: • May 1 (Tues) | 6:00-7:00 pm | Washington Ave. Branch | 2nd Floor Community Room • May 7 (Mon) | 6:00-7:00 pm | Pine Hills Branch | 1st Floor Large Meeting...

May Workshops for Job Seekers

April 23, 2018 | Adult Services

People looking to enhance their job skills or pursue new career opportunities should make plans to attend Albany Public Library’s free employment workshops in May. All workshops are free and open to the public. Registration is required by calling the host branch library or clicking on the appropri...

Growing Readers Baby Shower is April 22

April 12, 2018 | Youth Services

Growing Readers Baby Shower takes place on Sunday, April 22, from 1 to 3 pm in the 2nd floor community room of the Washington Ave. Branch at 161 Washington Avenue. The free event is for expectant parents, new parents, and parents of preschool-age children—and their offspring. Adults learn tips an...

Capital Region Homebuyer Fair is April 14

April 12, 2018 | Adult Services

Home ownership is the ultimate dream for many families, but buying a home can be a daunting process. Albany Public Library is hosting the Capital Region Homebuyer Fair on Saturday, April 14, to provide potential homebuyers with valuable information to get them started on the path to owning a home. ...