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Local author Athena V. Lord will be honored at the fourth annual Literary Legends gala on Saturday, Oct. 21, hosted by the Albany Public Library Foundation. The event will start at 7:00 pm at the library’s Bach Branch, which is located at 455 New Scotland Ave. Tickets are $75 per person and can b...

Silent Film Spectacular Returns

October 2, 2017 | Adult Services

The award-winning Silent Film Spectacular series returns to Albany Public Library in October with three 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. &n...

Albany History Race Hits Road on Sept. 30

September 22, 2017 | Local History

Interested in learning more about Albany’s storied past? Join us for Albany Public Library’s award-winning Albany History Race on Saturday, Sept. 30! This year’s “Amazing Race”-style scavenger hunt features locations and clues based on the Albany Fire Department’s rich history and not...

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 ...

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...