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Homebuyer Fair April 29 at Washington Ave.

April 28, 2017 | 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 29, to provide potential homebuyers with valuable information to get them started on the path to owning a home. ...

5 Candidates for Library Trustee

April 18, 2017 | Library News

Five candidates will be on the May 16 ballot for three seats on the Albany Public Library Board of Trustees. The candidates in ballot position order, which was randomly selected, are as follows: (1) Brenda J. Robinson of Livingston Ave. (2) Arlene C. Way of Second St. (3) Sarah Shearer of Prospe...

Raising a Reader Baby Shower April 23

April 18, 2017 | Youth Services

Helping parents raise a generation of readers is the goal of the library's April 23 baby shower! The annual Raising a Reader Baby Shower takes place on Sunday, April 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second floor of the Washington Avenue Branch at 161 Washington Avenue. The free event is for expectant p...

April Book Talks

April 3, 2017 | Adult Services

Liven up your lunchtime in April by attending a book talk hosted by the Friends of APL! The group hosts regular book and author events every Tuesday at 12:15 pm in the large auditorium of the library’s Washington Ave. Branch (161 Washington Ave.). The programs feature reviews of popular books by ...

Library Budget Vote is May 16

March 23, 2017 | Library News

Albany city residents go to the polls Tuesday, May 16, to vote on the Albany Public Library 2018 tax levy and choose three new members for the Board of Trustees. Next year’s budget plan was approved by the library’s Board of Trustees at its March meeting. The proposed 2018 operating tax levy of...

Friends of APL Book Talks in March

March 3, 2017 | Adult Services

Liven up your lunchtime in March by attending a book talk hosted by the Friends of Albany Public Library. The programs feature reviews of popular books by local speakers, as well as author talks and other special presentations. The talks are free and open to the public, and include light refreshment...