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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...

Halloween Hijinks for Kids

October 25, 2016 | Youth Services

We've got lots of great Halloween activities for kids and teens over the next week. Please join us for the spooky and kooky fun! Movie Showing of “Hocus Pocus” | Oct. 26 (Wed) | 5:00-7:30 pm | North Albany BranchIn this kooky Disney comedy from 1993, three youngsters and an immortal cat tr...

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 ...

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...

Girls Who Code Comes to APL

September 22, 2016 | Youth Services

Albany Public Library is launching the city’s first Girls Who Code club at the Delaware Branch this month. Girls in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in this free, after-school program where they’ll learn computer programming skills from professionals in the field.Girls Who Code participant...