Howe Branch closes early at 3 pm on Satuday, Oct. 20. All other branches have regular hours that day.

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Hudson Valley Community College is now offering academic advisement sessions at APL's Washington Ave. Branch. The free sessions will take place in library study rooms on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. and are part of the college’s effort to enhance accessible educational opportuniti...

Youth FX invites the community to attend an open house at its new home base at Albany Public Library’s Washington Ave. Branch on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6:00-8:00 pm. During the open house, Youth FX leaders will provide tours of the office and project space, filmmakers will discuss upcoming worksho...

APL Gives Early Holiday Present to Taxpayers

December 7, 2016 | Library News

Albany Public Library is sharing a special gift with the people of Albany this holiday season—savings on their library taxes. The library is able to save $200,000 each year for the next 20 years by refinancing the 2007 Branch Improvement Plan bonds, which funded the construction of two library bra...

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...

10/25 UPDATE: The library's Board of Trustees unanimously approved a project to refinance the Branch Improvement Plan bonds at a special meeting on Oct. 24. The project involves refinancing the nine-year-old bonds, which funded the five new/renovated branch libraries, to get a better interest rate ...

SummerFest Party for Families is July 9

July 6, 2016 | Library News

Enjoy fun in the sun with Albany Public Library at the seventh annual SummerFest outdoor family party this Saturday, July 9, from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Delaware Branch (331 Delaware Ave.). This free outdoor family-friendly festival features bounce houses, activities, games, close-up magic, a robot da...