Trolley Tree Sculpture Ceremony 9/22

September 21, 2015 | Library News

Albany Public Library and the Delaware Avenue neighborhood formally dedicate the Delaware Trolley Tree Sculpture on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 4:30 pm at the Delaware Branch. The Delaware Trolley Tree Sculpture was created by local artist Matt Hart as a memorial to Virginia Bowers, a former city histori...

Albany History Race Returns Sept. 26

September 14, 2015 | Local History

Local history buffs can test their knowledge as they sprint around Albany completing challenges when Albany Public Library’s award-winning Albany History Race returns on Saturday, Sept. 26. Anyone interested in Albany’s storied past is invited to participate in this “Amazing Race”-style sca...

New Hours at All Branches Starting Sept. 1

August 18, 2015 | Library News

Get ready Albany—starting Tuesday, Sept. 1, hours are changing at all APL locations. View the new schedule here. We are making adjustments to opening and closing times at APL branches in an effort to bring you more morning hours, more evening hours, and more options of locations to visit when...

Summer Reading Fun Starts Now!

June 26, 2015 | Youth Services

  [embed]https://youtu.be/kPYQObRx8cY[/embed] School is out and summer reading is in at Albany Public Library! Starting Saturday, June 27, through Saturday, Aug. 22, APL encourages reading by providing prizes and special activities to keep kids and teens engaged and entertained during those ...

Albany History Race Wins Award

June 11, 2015 | Local History

Way to go team APL! We were honored to receive the 2014 Upper Hudson Library System Adult Program of the Year Award for the “Albany History Race” program at a ceremony on June 10. “Albany History Race” was a one-day team competition involving quick visits to many historic buildings and site...

WEXT @ APL

June 5, 2015 | Music

Did you ever want to hear yourself on the radio? Did you used to play DJ and announce songs for your friends? On two occasions, local independent radio station 97.7 WEXT visited the library and gave kids and teens the chance to do just that! WEXT DJ Chris Wienk came into the Youth Services room of ...