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The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees invites library patrons and community members to provide input about the future of the North Albany Branch library. People can share comments about the North Albany Branch via a form that is available online. “The library trustees and administration ha...

Can't make it to a forum?  Click here to let us know your thoughts!  Albany Public Library is hosting two community forums in an effort to gather neighborhood and patron input about the future of the North Albany Branch library. Community members are encouraged to attend one or both of these s...

Local author Athena V. Lord will be honored at the fourth annual Literary Legends gala on Saturday, Oct. 21, hosted by the Albany Public Library Foundation. The event will start at 7:00 pm at the library’s Bach Branch, which is located at 455 New Scotland Ave. Tickets are $75 per person and can b...

Silent Film Spectacular Returns

October 2, 2017 | Adult Services

The award-winning Silent Film Spectacular series returns to Albany Public Library in October with three 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. &n...

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...

Bike the APL Branches on Sept. 16

September 14, 2017 | Adult Services

Gather the family, hop on your bikes, and ride to several APL branches on Saturday, Sept. 16, for the first annual Bike the Branches event. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this free ride that travels to four of APL’s neighborhood branches over the course of a few ...