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Would you like to know more about programs and services available to veterans in the Capital Region? If you’ve wondered where to go for assistance, visit APL’s Local Resources Fair for Veterans and Military Families on Friday, May 29th from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm at our Washington Avenue Branch. I...

Budget Approved by Voters

May 20, 2015 | Library News

Thank you Albany! Voters approved our 2016 budget by a total of 2,177 to 879 on May 19. “Albany Public Library provides vital resources and services to the residents of Albany. It is gratifying to know the citizens of Albany support our ongoing efforts to educate, entertain, and empower the commu...

Before you head to the polls on Tuesday, please take a little time to learn more about the three candidates running for the library’s Board of Trustees. The following videos showcase the candidates’ answers to questions posed to them at a forum on May 11.   Reasons for running for library...

Programs and Activities Galore at APL

May 13, 2015 | Library News

There's never a reason to be bored if you live in a city with a great public library system! Here at APL, we host dozens of educational and entertaining programs every week -- and they're all free. Check out the library's May & June program guide for listings and information about upcoming even...

Learn About Budget Vote in New Video

May 7, 2015 | Library News

Want to hear more about the library’s upcoming budget vote on May 19? Tune in to this new video hosted by our executive director, Scott Jarzombek. In less than eight minutes you’ll learn about: Our library system and what you can find at our seven branches The proposed 2016 budget and its p...

Star Wars Day on Free Comic Book Day

April 27, 2015 | Youth Services

As a lifetime lover of comic books myself, I am very excited that our library participates in Free Comic Book Day. Free Comic Book Day is a nation-wide event that originally started just in comic book shops. Now, due to its rising popularity, Free Comic Book Day is celebrated at schools, libraries, ...