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Leadership Change Coming to APL

October 15, 2021 | Library News

Albany Public Library will be searching for a new leader as current executive director, Scott C. Jarzombek, is resigning at the end of the month to take a new position out of state. Jarzombek has served as APL’s executive director since June 2014. The APL Board of Trustees will conduct a search f...

New Mobile App Available

September 28, 2021 | Adult Services

We're thrilled to announce that APL has a new library mobile app! The free app, which is provided by Upper Hudson Library System, is used by all public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties. Look for "UHLS Mobile App" in your app store for Apple and Android devices. The new UHLS mobile app l...

Indoor public art returns to Albany Public Library with the “Pieced Together” exhibit, curated by Opalka Gallery, which opens on Friday, Oct. 1, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Pine Hills Branch. The opening reception includes light refreshments and live music from Jazz for a Cause. This reception ...

APL is excited to introduce Creativebug to our community! With your APL library card, you can now enjoy free, unlimited access to thousands of online arts and crafts classes. View classes anytime, anywhere, and take on projects at your own pace. You can access Creativebug from a computer or downlo...

Albany Public Library (APL) is hosting a special Banned Books Week virtual talk with popular youth author Jarrett J. Krosoczka about his graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 pm. Krosoczka will share his story...

Albany Public Library is adding service hours on Sunday afternoons at two branches starting this Sunday, Sept. 12. The Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch and Bach Branch will be open on Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm. The rest of the branches are closed on Sundays. In addition, the Washington Ave. Branch  is...