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APL Gives Early Holiday Present to Taxpayers

December 7, 2016 | Library News

Albany Public Library is sharing a special gift with the people of Albany this holiday season—savings on their library taxes. The library is able to save $200,000 each year for the next 20 years by refinancing the 2007 Branch Improvement Plan bonds, which funded the construction of two library bra...

New Art Show Opens Dec. 2

November 23, 2016 | Adult Services

We're celebrating out winter art exhibition, “Mediating Illusion: Landscapes,” with an opening reception on Friday, Dec. 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Pine Hills Branch.The opening reception is free and open to the public, and includes light refreshments and live music. The exhibition can be vi...

New Nov & Dec Program Guide

November 7, 2016 | Adult Services

We've got a new program guide, covering November and December, for all of you library fans out there in Albany-land! There are some interesting activities and events on tap at APL branches in November and December. Here are just a few:Family Cocoa & Paint Afternoon | Nov. 12 | Delaware Branch...

Halloween Hijinks for Kids

October 25, 2016 | Youth Services

We've got lots of great Halloween activities for kids and teens over the next week. Please join us for the spooky and kooky fun! Movie Showing of “Hocus Pocus” | Oct. 26 (Wed) | 5:00-7:30 pm | North Albany BranchIn this kooky Disney comedy from 1993, three youngsters and an immortal cat tr...

10/25 UPDATE: The library's Board of Trustees unanimously approved a project to refinance the Branch Improvement Plan bonds at a special meeting on Oct. 24. The project involves refinancing the nine-year-old bonds, which funded the five new/renovated branch libraries, to get a better interest rate ...

Silent Film Spectacular Returns

October 13, 2016 | Adult Services

The award-winning Silent Film Spectacular series returns to Albany Public Library this month with two performances. The 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. The S...