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Community Report Shares 2017 Highlights

March 16, 2018 | Library News

2017 was an exciting year for Albany Public Library. We expanded some services, brought on new partners, were honored for our programs, and reaffirmed our commitment to the Albany community. Read our 2017 Community Report to learn more!...

Library Budget Vote is on May 15

March 16, 2018 | Library News

Albany city residents go to the polls Tuesday, May 15, to vote on the Albany Public Library 2019 tax levy. Next year's budget plan was approved by the library’s Board of Trustees at its March 13 meeting. There is no trustee election this year as no board terms are expiring. The proposed 2019 op...

Teen Tech Week March 4-10

March 1, 2018 | Youth Services

We’re celebrating Teen Tech Week with some cool programs for kids and teens at our branch libraries. Explore the creative side of technology – including music recording, game coding, and 3D art – with us! Books 2 Beats Come to the library and turn books into raps! We’ll provide a selectio...

Career Workshops Coming Up

February 22, 2018 | Adult Services

Want to take your career to another level, or make a job change? Plan to attend one of our upcoming workshops. They’re free! Work for Yourself @ 50+ • Part 1 | March 5 (Mon) | 6:00-7:30 pm | Washington Ave. Branch • Part 2 | March 7 (Wed) | 6:00-7:30 pm | Washington Ave. Branch Have you ev...

Beat the winter break blues with some fun and educational activities at the library! Our branches are hosting special programs and events to keep kids and teen entertained during school vacation Feb. 19-23. And best of all, these fun events are free and open to everyone! Here is a sampling of the ...

We are celebrating author Akum Norder on the publication of her first book—The History of Here: A House, the Pine Hills Neighborhood, and the City of Albany—with a special author talk and reception on Friday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Pine Hills Branch (517 Western Ave.) “Across th...