Albany Public Library Programs 

When you think about what Albany Public Library offers our community, we want you to think about our great programs, services, and knowledgeable staff in all seven of our branches! Whether you want to learn a new skill or about a specific subject, make something creative, or just relax and take in a great performance, Albany Public Library is the place to visit. Be sure to check our calendar and our latest program guide for a complete program schedule so you’re not missing out!

Find Educational & Entertaining Programs for All Ages

Whether kids and teens wish to spark their imaginations during our science and technology activities, or create imaginative during our arts and crafts programs, our Youth Services librarians develop great programs that are always dynamic and social.

Albany Public Library also offers a wide variety of programs for our adult members, including fine art exhibitions, music performances, book discussions, local history tours and hands-on opportunities for artistic expression. We also offer programs that empower adults, like credit repair and homebuyer workshops, legal consultations, English as a Second Language and High School Equivalency classes, and our annual Tax Assistance Program.

Albany Public Library’s mission is to educate, entertain, and empower our community, and our talented Adult Services librarians extend our mission by creating dynamic and informative programs that support literacy, financial security, entrepreneurship, and the arts. Sure, our staff can help you fi...

Our talented Youth Services librarians are not just enthusiastic adults who happen to be great with kids! They are trained library professionals who develop collections and programs that support our mission to educate, entertain, and empower our community’s youngest members. Albany Public Library'...

One of the best things about Albany, NY is our vibrant art scene. We’re home to the prestigious Albany Institute of History and Art, the celebrated Albany Center Gallery, and the innovative Albany Barn, a community arts incubator where local artists live and work. And that’s just to name a few -...

Calling all makers! Our new Albany Made digital and creative labs at our Washington Avenue Branch provide adults with public access to creative arts materials and digital technology, like a 3D printer and scanner, a craft laser cutter, and more. We wanted to build a space that supports art-entrepren...

Did you know that last tax season, Albany Public Library’s Tax Assistance Program served over 1,500 taxpayers who collectively received over two million dollars in tax returns? Every year, the library hosts the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax-Aide programs, which provide fr...