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...

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...

“Extra/Ordinary” Art Exhibit Opens Dec. 1

November 15, 2023 | Library News

APL and Opalka Gallery celebrate the latest Art at APL exhibition, “Extra/Ordinary,” with an opening reception on Friday, Dec. 1, at 6 pm at the Pine Hills Branch library. The reception is hosted by the Friends & Foundation of APL, and includes light refreshments and music by the Albany High...

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, ...

The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees has called a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 30, at 6 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to approve the check register. The public is welcome to attend the hybrid meeting at the following locations: Washington Ave. Branch, second floor community room, 161 ...

Lighting Project Underway at APL

October 3, 2023 | Library News

Your library experience is about to become brighter! The library is conducting a lighting project this fall that is replacing older incandescent and fluorescent bulbs with new high-efficiency LED fixtures. The work is taking place through Nov. 9 and will be done with minimal disruption to everyone ...