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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...

Help Us Keep the Free Tax Program Going at APL

September 13, 2018 | Library News

One of the most popular and valuable services provided at the library is the free income tax preparation program. Every year more than 1,500 people get their taxes prepared for free at our Albany libraries with each of them receiving an average tax return of about $1,500. This year, we need your h...

Albany Public Library will extend hours at three branches on Thursdays starting on Sept. 6. The decision to expand service hours was made by the APL Board of Trustees at its July meeting. “The number one request I hear is for more hours at our locations,” said APL Executive Director Scott C. Ja...

Library Commits to North Albany Branch

July 3, 2018 | Library News

Albany Public Library has committed to maintaining service at the North Albany Branch through a resolution at the June APL Board of Trustees meeting. The resolution, which was approved unanimously, states that the North Albany Branch will “remain open at its current location” and the board’s ...

Interested in Albany's historic and beautiful buildings? Take a self-guided tour of one of the city's architecturally significant neighborhoods this summer as mapped out in the book Albany Architecture. The book is available to borrow from the Washington Ave. Branch. The book's walking tours inclu...