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APL Budget Vote is May 21

March 18, 2024 | Library News

Albany city residents go to the polls Tuesday, May 21, to vote on the Albany Public Library 2024-2025 tax levy. The budget plan was approved by the library’s Board of Trustees at its March 12 meeting. There will also be a trustee election on May 21, with three seats on the ballot. The proposed 20...

Three Open Seats on APL Board of Trustees

March 5, 2024 | Library News

View the trustee nominating packet Albany voters will select three trustees for the Albany Public Library Board in the May 21, 2024, election. Two positions carry full five-year terms, which commence on July 1, 2024. The two full terms will go to the two highest vote-getters. There is also a one-y...

It's time to get involved in the APL Winter Reading (Not a Challenge) Challenge! It's open to readers of all ages. We encourage you to read whatever you want in January and February. Yes, any kind of book (memoir, fiction, history, mystery, graphic novel, etc.) And listening to audiobooks definitel...

APL and Opalka Gallery celebrate the latest Art at APL exhibition, “Extra/Ordinary." The exhibition continues through May 11, 2024. “Extra/Ordinary” highlights work by contemporary artists whose creations straddle craft and fine art. Artists from the region are using braiding, sewing, quiltin...

Enjoy the Indie Lens Pop-Up series with APL and WMHT Public Media starting in December at the Pine Hills Branch. Each session includes a documentary film screening and moderated conversation about important cultural topics. The sessions are free and open to the public. Each screening will be accomp...

Branches Now Operating with Updated Hours

November 6, 2023 | Library News

All of APL's branches are now operating under updated hours (effective Nov. 6, 2023). Weekend hours see the biggest changes: Saturday hours are expanded at the three largest locations, with Howe, Pine Hills, and Washington Ave. now open 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays. Arbor Hill/West Hill, Bach, ...