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School is (almost) out and summer reading is in! From June 17 to Aug. 30, Albany Public Library encourages kids and teens to read by providing prizes and hosting special activities.   This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories,” so we’ll be hosting a number of programs related to plane...

Summer Reading is for Adults, Too

June 18, 2019 | Adult Services

You know you're going to read this summer, so why not win some prizes for it? That's the premise of our adult Summer Reading Challenge! Between June 17 and Aug. 30, all you have to do is track what you read and share the titles with us. The more you read, the more prizes you earn. Read 3 books ...

Albany Public Library announced a new partnership with Opalka Gallery to curate two art exhibitions each year as part of the Art at APL program. Art at APL is a curated fine arts exhibition program at the Pine Hills Branch showcasing the work of contemporary artists connected to the Capital Region....

Albany voters selected three trustees for the Albany Public Library board in the May 21 election. The newly elected members of the APL Board of Trustees are: Arlene Way, Sara Dallas, and Thomas McCarthy Jr. The place order and vote totals were: Arlene Way                        1,64...

2020 Census Forum Set for May 20

May 14, 2019 | Adult Services

The League of Women Voters of Albany County and Albany Public Library are hosting “Shape Your Future: The 2020 Census and You” on Monday, May 20, at 6-8:30 pm at the library’s Washington Ave. Branch. People will learn about the 2020 census operation to ensure a complete and accurate count in ...

Update:  Video from the meet-the-candidate forum is on YouTube Find voting locations for May 21 trustee election ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Four candidates will be on the May 21 ballot for three seats on the Albany Public Libra...