Adult Services

Listen to the APL Podcast

January 3, 2017 | Adult Services

Tune in to our new ALBANY MADE podcast about the city of Albany and the library’s place in it. With the help of our staff and the local community, we will explore everything from local history, to arts and culture, to the function of the library in the community.The first episode features intervie...

New Art Show Opens Dec. 2

November 23, 2016 | Adult Services

We're celebrating out winter art exhibition, “Mediating Illusion: Landscapes,” with an opening reception on Friday, Dec. 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Pine Hills Branch.The opening reception is free and open to the public, and includes light refreshments and live music. The exhibition can be vi...

New Nov & Dec Program Guide

November 7, 2016 | Adult Services

We've got a new program guide, covering November and December, for all of you library fans out there in Albany-land! There are some interesting activities and events on tap at APL branches in November and December. Here are just a few:Family Cocoa & Paint Afternoon | Nov. 12 | Delaware Branch...

Silent Film Spectacular Returns

October 13, 2016 | Adult Services

The award-winning Silent Film Spectacular series returns to Albany Public Library this month with two performances. The series offers a truly unique film-going experience as silent movies are screened alongside live performances of original soundtracks crafted by talented Capital Region bands. The S...

Literary Legends Event Oct. 22

October 6, 2016 | Adult Services

Two local authors—Marion Roach Smith and Leonard A. Slade, Jr.—will be honored at the third annual Literary Legends event on Saturday, Oct. 22, hosted by the Albany Public Library Foundation.The event will start at 7:00 pm at the library’s Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch, which is located at 148 H...

Register for Albany History Race

September 1, 2016 | Adult Services

Local history buffs can test their knowledge as they sprint around Albany visiting historic sites when Albany Public Library’s award winning Albany History Race returns on Saturday, Sept. 24.Anyone interested in Albany’s storied past is invited to participate in this “Amazing R...