Lots to Do This Week at APL

Join us for a whole host of great programs and activities the week of Nov. 26 through Dec. 2 at the library! A full program listing is available on our online calendar of events. You can also get details and updates by calling the host library.

Here are just a few of this week’s library activities. As always, library programs are free and open to the public.


+¬† Ever wondered what being a “real” ghost-hunter is like? Albany Paranormal Research Society presents an informational program about ghost-hunting for adults. Main Library’s Large Auditorium at 7 pm.


+ The Bach Branch’s preschool story time includes sensory stories followed by a play group. Kids ages 3-5, and their caregivers, meet from 10:30 am til 12 pm.

+ Listen to a review of “Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion” by Jean Baker in the Friends of APL book review at 12 pm at the Main Library. Gene Damm, founder of the Lijiang Teachers College Scholarship Fund, reviews the book.


+ Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint in a class at our Working Knowledge Public Computing Center. The class is from 1 to 3 pm in the second floor computer lab at the Main Library. Please register at 427-4324.

+ Have an e-reader you need some help figuring out how to use? Come to our tablet and e-reader tutorial and learn how to download books and music from the library to your device. The session starts at 6:30 pm at the Bach Branch.


+ The Baby Play Group meets at 11 am at the Pine Hills Branch. A fun time for pre-walkers and their caregivers.

+ Get assistance with job searches and basic computer skills at the Working Knowledge Public Computing Center from 3 to 5 pm. The computer lab is on the second floor of the Main Library.


+ Classical music lovers get a sneak peek of this weekend’s Albany Symphony Orchestra concert¬†in this prevue performance courtesy of Vanguard. The performance begins at 12 pm in the large auditorium of the Main Library.

+ There’s more music today with a 5 pm jazz performance by the Casino Trio at the Delaware Branch. Bring the kids for this unique performance featuring jazz arrangements of Mother Goose nursery rhymes.


+ Kids make holiday cards using our materials and their imaginations. The craft program starts at 2 pm in the second floor Children’s Room at the Main Library. For ages 4-18.

+ The Frequent Fibers group meets from 2 to 4 pm at the Pine Hills Branch. Bring your own knitting/crocheting/fiber arts project to work on alongside fellow crafters.


+ Sunday Cinema showing of “The Amazing Spider-Man” starts at 2 pm at the Main Library. A teenage Spidey searches for answers about his parents’ long-ago deaths and fights the Lizard.

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