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“Albany Reads” Fundraiser is April 16

March 4, 2016 | Library News

 Book lovers and foodies can satisfy these two interests by participating in the second annual “Albany Reads: Books and Bites” fundraiser hosted by the Albany Public Library Foundation on Saturday, April 16.On that evening, a number of Albany residents will host small-plate dinners at their...

Winter Break Fun at Albany Public Library

February 12, 2016 | Youth Services

Beat the winter break blues with some fun activities at Albany Public Library -- all for free! The library’s branches are hosting more than two dozen programs to keep kids and teen entertained during school vacation Feb. 15 to 20. All activities are free and open to the public.The featured event i...

Teens Build Dancing Robots at Library

February 8, 2016 | Youth Services

Teens will be building robots that can make music and dance in a new months-long program at Albany Public Library. Beat Bots is a free workshop series that combines science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and art for ages 11-17 at the library’s Washington Ave. Branch and Pine Hills Branch....

Free Income Tax Services at the Library

February 4, 2016 | Adult Services

Albany Public Library should be your first stop for income tax assistance and resources this tax season.On select days through April 13, APL will provide free federal income tax preparation services for people with an annual household income limit of $54,000. The Washington Ave. Branch hosts appoint...

Library Partners with Youth FX

January 29, 2016 | Uncategorized

Albany Public Library (APL) is partnering with Youth FX for an entire year of free filmmaking programs for teens. Thanks to a Best Buy Community Grant, APL will offer workshops at multiple branches throughout 2016, including single-day and multi-week programs for ages 11 to 17. “Teaching young peo...

Sunday Hours Now at Bach Branch

January 8, 2016 | Library News

APL is adding Sunday hours at the Bach Branch starting Jan. 10, 2016. The library’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the service expansion at a Dec. 8 meeting.“Expanding our service to the community by adding Sunday hours at more branches has been a goal of mine. I’m pleased that we foun...