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 the latest program guide with all of our activities 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 is partnering with the award winning organization Youth FX for an entire year of FREE filmmaking programs for teens in 2016!  Youth FX is an award-winning local organization committed to inspiring and empowering youth in Albany’s under-resourced neighborhoods through a hands...

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...

Albany Public Library's mission is to educate, entertain, and empower our community, and our Adult Services librarians achieve that mission by creating adult programs that support creativity, literacy, financial security, entrepreneurship, and the arts.Below is just a sampling of what we offer all...

Albany Public Library's Youth Services programs focus on literacy, arts, science, and technology education. Our story times, creative play activities, and gaming programs provide a safe and fun environment. We offer after-school tutoring in most subjects, and we partner with a number of organizatio...

One of the best things about Albany is our vibrant art scene. We’re home to the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Albany Center Gallery, and the Albany Barn, a community arts incubator where local artists live and work.  Albany also boasts a professional-to-popup gallery crawl on the 1st ...

During the summer months, Albany Public Library neighborhood branches deliver free programs for children and teens, including musical performances, hands-on science experiments, movie showings, arts and crafts classes, technology workshops, scavenger hunts, and more. If it’s a cool activity where ...