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Free Income Tax Preparation Help Available

January 30, 2019 | Adult Services

Albany Public Library should be your first stop for income tax assistance and resources this tax season. On select days from Feb. 6 through April 3, the library’s Washington Ave. Branch, Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch, and Delaware Branch provide free federal income tax preparation services. Appoi...

APL Celebrates African American History Month

January 25, 2019 | Adult Services

Albany Public Library celebrates African American History Month in February with a series of films, lectures, and an exhibit at several library branches. These programs are free and open to the public. SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES: “RACE/RELATED” Feb. 4 (Mon)|6:00-8:00 pm | Howe Branch V...

APL is Now Fine Free

January 3, 2019 | Library News

We're going into 2019 with a clean slate! We've eliminated all outstanding late fines on books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks. And, these items won't have late fees moving forward. Please be patient as we roll this out; it's a new venture for us as well. And, if you were staying away from the libra...

Social Justice Film Series Continues This Winter

December 31, 2018 | Adult Services

The library's popular Social Justice Film Series continues at the Howe Branch this winter. Participants at the monthly programs watch a screening of a topical documentary film, followed by a moderated discussion. Jan. 7 (Mon)|“Of Men and War” | 6:00-8:00 pm | Howe Branch The 2014 documentary...

Arts & Crafts Workshops Offered in January

December 19, 2018 | Adult Services

We’re hosting a series of activities in January for adults who love to craft! STITCH ‘N’ SIP Jan. 5 (Sat)|10:00 am-12:00 pm | Washington Ave. Branch Knitters and crocheters can bring their own projects and meet other local fiber crafters for this popular Stitch ‘n’ Sip session. Ligh...

Library Looking for Art Exhibition Coordinator

December 18, 2018 | Art & Music

We are looking for a new Art Exhibition Coordinator for the Art@APL program. This is a one-year position for an independent contractor.  The Art Exhibition Coordinator implements the library’s established art exhibit policies and procedure, including the selection, arrangement, and instillation ...