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APL Offers More Music through Freegal

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Can’t wait to borrow the latest and most popular CD from the library? Download your favorite songs from Freegal, our new free download service that offers the Sony Catalog of recorded music to Albany Public Library cardholders. Cardholders may download up to three songs a week to keep forever – they don’t expire like e-books and downloadable audiobooks. For more information, please ask at a service desk or call 427-4300.

Oscar Films for Free at Albany Public Library

Friday, February 25th, 2011

In March, the Sunday Cinema series presents two films, each nominated for multiple Oscars. On Sunday, March 6, Albany Public Library will be showing The Social Network, nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Cinematography. On Sunday, March 20, The Fighter will be the main event, nominated also for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, and Best Directing. Showtime is 2:00 p.m. Shows are free and open to the public.

Silent Film Spectacular Returns!

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Albany Public Library proudly presents three iconic silent films with live, original scores performed by local musicians during the months of October and November. On Wednesday, October 20th, at 7:00 pm, the sci-fi classic Metropolis will be scored by Terry McClain, Chris Neuhaus, and Nathan Glass. On Wednesday, October 27th, at 7:00 pm, the original haunted house horror movie, The Cat and the Canary will be scored by Eric Halder, Scott Smith, and Sarah Clark. On Wednesday, November 10th, at 7:00 pm, the vertiginous thriller, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, will be scored by Space Lounge. For more information, please contact Sarah at 427-4349.

Do you believe in ghosts?

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Join us on Tuesday, October 12, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm for a presentation and Q&A with investigators from the Albany Paranormal Research Society! Learn about ghost-hunting techniques and equipment, and listen to recordings from actual investigations. Refreshments will be served.

Summer Reading for Adults – Be a Kid Again!

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Just a reminder to everyone that Albany Public Library adults can participate in summer reading. Follow the link from our homepage and tell us what you’ve been reading this summer. Every book you read is a chance to win a weekly prize. So far, winners have received gift certificates from New World Bistro, the Orchard Tavern and Restaurant, and the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza. Don’t pass up the chance to be a kid again!

Garage Bands Continues in August – Grainbelt, Knyghts of Fuzz

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Stop by the Elk St. parking garage behind the Main library for some good old-fashioned garage rock on Friday, August 20 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Local Americana rock band, Grainbelt will open the show, followed by the gloriously loud Knyghts of Fuzz. Used and donated CDs, LPs, and videos will be available for purchase at the garage sale. For more information, please contact Sarah at 427-4349.

The Doctor’s Wife

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Join APL’s online book discussion group, Read With Me, during April for Elizabeth Brundage’s The Doctor’s Wife, a novel of psychological suspense set in the Albany, NY area. In it, two marriages collide with devastating consequences when a long-suffering doctor’s wife begins an affair with a married man.

Introducing Bookends

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

On April 20th at 5:00 pm, Albany Public Library will open the doors to Bookends, a used book store at the Main Library. Bookends offers very gently used books for children and adults at fair prices. Hours of operation will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

The novel Push by Sapphire has always been popular at Albany Public Library, and now the world is talking about Precious, the film adaptation of the novel. Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire just won two Oscars at the Academy Awards, adding to the buzz about the film. Join us for a free presentation of Precious on Sunday, March 21, at 2:00 pm in the large auditorium. The film is free and open to the public.

Read With Me in March – The Thirteenth Tale

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Stop by Albany Public Library’s online book discussion group, Read With Me, during the month of March to share your comments on Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale. Vida Winter, who’s known for spinning stories whenever anyone asks about her past, now wants to press her life story– a twisty tale of madness, obession and murder– to her biographer. But is it the truth this time? Or just another story?

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