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Women’s History Month Programs

February 20, 2019 | Adult Services

Albany Public Library is celebrating Women’s History Month by commemorating the important role of women in our nation’s history with special activities at select branches. All programs are free and open to the public. Documentary & Discussion: “What Tomorrow Brings” March 4 (Mon) | 6:0...

We've got lots of fun and free activities to keep kids and teens entertained during school vacation week Feb. 18 through Feb. 22! Here are just a few of our winter vacation activities. Check the events calendar for a full list. DIY Birdfeeders | Feb. 18 (Mon)|10:00 am-12:00 pm | Arbor Hill/We...

Take Your Child to the Library Day is Feb. 2

January 30, 2019 | Youth Services

We’re celebrating “Take Your Child to the Library Day” on Saturday, Feb. 2, with special activities. “Take Your Child to the Library Day” is the perfect opportunity to visit our neighborhood branches, learn what we have to offer, and get a library card. All programs take place on Saturd...

Free Income Tax Preparation Help Available

January 30, 2019 | Adult Services

Albany Public Library should be your first stop for income tax assistance and resources this tax season. On select days from Feb. 6 through April 3, the library’s Washington Ave. Branch, Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch, and Delaware Branch provide free federal income tax preparation services. Appoi...

APL Celebrates African American History Month

January 25, 2019 | Adult Services

Albany Public Library celebrates African American History Month in February with a series of films, lectures, and an exhibit at several library branches. These programs are free and open to the public. SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES: “RACE/RELATED” Feb. 4 (Mon)|6:00-8:00 pm | Howe Branch V...

APL is Now Fine Free

January 3, 2019 | Library News

We're going into 2019 with a clean slate! We've eliminated all outstanding late fines on books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks. And, these items won't have late fees moving forward. Please be patient as we roll this out; it's a new venture for us as well. And, if you were staying away from the libra...