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Local History

Local History Explored in Upcoming Programs

April 29, 2019 | Adult Services

Albany street names, Underground Railroad stations, and long-ago authors are topics of upcoming local history programs at Albany Public Library. **5/1 UPDATE: This program has been canceled due to unforseen circumstances**  "Cradle of the Union: Albany History Uncovered" May 1 (Wed) | 6:30 pm | P...

APL Celebrates African American History Month

January 25, 2019 | Adult Services

Albany Public Library celebrates African American History Month in February with a series of films, lectures, and an exhibit at several library branches. These programs are free and open to the public. SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES: “RACE/RELATED” Feb. 4 (Mon)|6:00-8:00 pm | Howe Branch V...

You can learn the "full story" about "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and the nation's first Christmas card in a special Albany Archives program on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 pm at the Washington Ave. Branch. Matt Malette, @AlbanyArchives creator and curator, will share the local history of these...

Albany Public Library celebrates local history with two programs in April—“The History of Albany’s Streetcar System” on April 10 and “Albany Archives: The Full Story” on April 11. Both programs are free and open to the public. “The History of Albany’s Streetcar System”—set for T...

Albany History Race Hits Road on Sept. 30

September 22, 2017 | Local History

Interested in learning more about Albany’s storied past? Join us for Albany Public Library’s award-winning Albany History Race on Saturday, Sept. 30! This year’s “Amazing Race”-style scavenger hunt features locations and clues based on the Albany Fire Department’s rich history and not...

Fort Frederick Building Focus of Jan. 18 Talk

January 13, 2017 | Adult Services

The Fort Frederick Apartment building, which was picked up and moved an entire city block in the mid-1920s, is the subject of a special Friends of Albany Public Library program on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 pm at the Pine Hills Branch (517 Western Ave.). This local history program is free and open ...