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Bike the APL Branches on Sept. 16

September 14, 2017 | Adult Services

Gather the family, hop on your bikes, and ride to several APL branches on Saturday, Sept. 16, for the first annual Bike the Branches event. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this free ride that travels to four of APL’s neighborhood branches over the course of a few ...

New Programs for Fall at APL

September 12, 2017 | Adult Services

Welcome fall with some great new programs at the library! We've got a number of interesting new activities planned for September and October. Check out our latest program guide to read all about them. Here's a small sample of what we have planned: 3D Printing Class & Retro Gaming Tournamen...

Garage Bands Concert Series Returns

July 21, 2017 | Adult Services

The award-winning Garage Bands in the Garage concert series returns to Albany Public Library this summer with a kickoff concert on Friday, July 21. Each all-ages, after-hours show features live music by two talented local bands. The free concerts take place in the garage of the Washington Ave. Bra...

Library Board Elects Officers

July 13, 2017 | Library News

The APL Board of Trustees has a new slate of officers. Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of the following officers at the July 11 meeting: President Karen Strong Vice President Andrew Bechard Vice President for Finance Alison Calacone Secretary Brenda Robinson These officer...

Stories & Art in the Park July 10-Aug. 14

July 10, 2017 | Youth Services

We’ve got a special summer series for preschoolers and their families – Stories and Art in the Park! Every Monday from July 10 through Aug. 14 – at 10:30 to 11:30 am – our librarians perform active storytimes at the Washington Park Playground. Kids also do fun arts and crafts activities p...

Summer Reading Fun Starts June 24

June 19, 2017 | Youth Services

It's our favorite time of the year -- Summer Reading! From June 24 to Aug. 19, APL encourages kids and teens to read by providing prizes and special activities. Librarians and educators have long encouraged kids to read every day during the summer, even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day. Student...