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

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Library Help Hinges on Baseball NLCS

October 16, 2015 | Library News

QUICK UPDATE -- The Mets are going to the World Series, Scott won the bet, and Tim will be shelving books at an APL branch in the near future! Either the Albany Public Library or the Guilderland Public Library will soon have an extraordinarily over-qualified library volunteer shelving books … and...

Albany Public Library’s award-winning Silent Film Spectacular is back! This four-event 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. This season’s films range from the...

Trolley Tree Sculpture Ceremony 9/22

September 21, 2015 | Library News

Albany Public Library and the Delaware Avenue neighborhood formally dedicate the Delaware Trolley Tree Sculpture on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 4:30 pm at the Delaware Branch. The Delaware Trolley Tree Sculpture was created by local artist Matt Hart as a memorial to Virginia Bowers, a former city histori...

Albany History Race Returns Sept. 26

September 14, 2015 | Local History

Local history buffs can test their knowledge as they sprint around Albany completing challenges when Albany Public Library’s award-winning Albany History Race returns on Saturday, Sept. 26. Anyone interested in Albany’s storied past is invited to participate in this “Amazing Race”-style sca...

The Art of Great Baseball Books

September 8, 2015 | Book Talk

I’m a huge baseball fan, and the Mets are my team. I also love to read, naturally, and this time of year you’ll find baseball books on my nightstand. One of the best things about baseball is the fact that it attracts so many great writers. I’m not sure if it’s the cerebral nature of play or...

New Hours at All Branches Starting Sept. 1

August 18, 2015 | Library News

Get ready Albany—starting Tuesday, Sept. 1, hours are changing at all APL locations. View the new schedule here. We are making adjustments to opening and closing times at APL branches in an effort to bring you more morning hours, more evening hours, and more options of locations to visit when...