Great Programs at APL Week of Aug. 8

It’s another great summer week in Albany! Make time to visit your favorite library for some of our free programs for kids, teens, and adults. Our full calendar listings are available online.

Here are a few of this week’s program highlights:


 2 pm. Fun with Food and the Honest Weight Food Co-Op. Bach Branch. For teens ages 11-14.


12:15 pm. Book Review: “The Nature of New York: An Environmental History of the Empire State.” Main Library. This is part of the Friends of APL weekly book talk series.

2 pm. African Paper Beads. Howe Branch. Craft a bracelet out of colorful paper beads you make from recycled magazine pages. For ages 8 and over.

2 pm. Self Portraits. Pine Hills Branch. Kids can find their inner artist and create beautiful self portraits. For ages 5-11.

5:30 pm. Library Board of Trustees Meeting. Pine Hills Branch. Public welcome.


2 pm. Story Towers with the Tang Teaching Museum. Main Library. Design a 3-D collage that tells a story. Register at 427-4310. For ages 5 and over.

5:30 pm. Come-u-KNITy Fiber Arts Workshop. Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch. Use your knitting skills to create a square for our unique community quilt.


10 am-12 pm. Job Interview Skills Class. Main Library. Trainers from our Working Knowledge Public Computing Center teach techniques and skills for a successful job interview. Register at 427-4325.

3 pm. End of Summer Reading Celebration: Penguin Party. Delaware Branch. Celebrate your reading accomplishments and enjoy penguin crafts, cookies, and fun. Prizes and passport raffle for Delaware’s Summer Reading Program participants. Ages 5 and over.


12-6 pm. Indian Fighter Kites. North Albany Branch. Drop in and make a colorful kite. For kids ages 5 and over.

5 pm. Acoustic Sidewalk Concert: Littlefoot. Bach Branch. Enjoy live acoustic music by local artist Littlefoot  outside on our front patio.


1 pm. Author Event: Arlene Brathwaite. Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch. Urban fiction author, and Albany resident, Arlene Brathwaite will read from her work, greet fans and sign books.

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