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The Albany Public Library is partnering with the City of Albany to bring free wireless internet to three municipal parks—Washington, Lincoln, and Bleecker-Swinburne—in Spring 2019. The project, which will be funded by the Library and maintained by the City, will provide parkgoers with free WiFi...

You can learn the "full story" about "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and the nation's first Christmas card in a special Albany Archives program on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 pm at the Washington Ave. Branch. Matt Malette, @AlbanyArchives creator and curator, will share the local history of these...

APL to Eliminate Late Fines for Books & Media

December 3, 2018 | Library News

Albany Public Library (APL) will eliminate late fines for books and media starting on Jan. 1, 2019 in an effort to decrease barriers and increase access for patrons. Fine free policies are a growing trend across the country. Libraries that have removed overdue fines are seeing increased use of thei...

Local authors Frankie Y. Bailey and Alice P. Green will be honored at the fifth annual Literary Legends gala on Saturday, Oct. 20, hosted by the Albany Public Library Foundation. In addition, Youth FX will be honored with the library’s first Community Partner Award. The event will start at 7:00 p...

Free Workshops on Finances & Careers

October 3, 2018 | Adult Services

People who are looking to manage their finances efficiently should plan to attend Albany Public Library’s free financial workshops in  October. Registration is recommended. Please call the host library to sign up for each workshop. FINANCIAL RECOVERY Oct. 3 (Wed) | 6:00-7:00 pm North Albany Br...

Silent Film Spectacular Shows Start Oct. 10

October 3, 2018 | Art & Music

The Silent Film Spectacular returns to Albany Public Library in October. This award-winning series will showcase local musicians performing live, original scores to classic silent films. These events will take place on select Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Washington Ave. Branch at 161 Wash...