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May Workshops for Job Seekers

April 23, 2018 | Adult Services

People looking to enhance their job skills or pursue new career opportunities should make plans to attend Albany Public Library’s free employment workshops in May. All workshops are free and open to the public. Registration is required by calling the host branch library or clicking on the appropri...

Growing Readers Baby Shower is April 22

April 12, 2018 | Youth Services

Growing Readers Baby Shower takes place on Sunday, April 22, from 1 to 3 pm in the 2nd floor community room of the Washington Ave. Branch at 161 Washington Avenue. The free event is for expectant parents, new parents, and parents of preschool-age children—and their offspring. Adults learn tips an...

Capital Region Homebuyer Fair is April 14

April 12, 2018 | Adult Services

Home ownership is the ultimate dream for many families, but buying a home can be a daunting process. Albany Public Library is hosting the Capital Region Homebuyer Fair on Saturday, April 14, to provide potential homebuyers with valuable information to get them started on the path to owning a home. ...

Albany Public Library celebrates local history with two programs in April—“The History of Albany’s Streetcar System” on April 10 and “Albany Archives: The Full Story” on April 11. Both programs are free and open to the public. “The History of Albany’s Streetcar System”—set for T...

Spring Break Fun at the Library

March 26, 2018 | Youth Services

It’s almost spring break, and the Albany Public Library (APL) has lots of fun and free activities planned to keep kids and teens entertained during their time off from school April 2-6. All activities are free and open to the public.   Here is a sampling of the free programs planned for kid...

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!...