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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 ...

New Podcast Episode about Music Pioneer

January 9, 2017 | Adult Services

The latest installment of our Albany Made podcast is a special episode about the life and legacy of electronic music pioneer Pauline Oliveros. At the time of her death last November, Oliveros was a distinguished research professor of music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Oliveros will be cel...

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...

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 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...