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APL Gears Up to Assist in 2020 Census

February 27, 2020 | Adult Services

As the nation gets ready to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census, Albany Public Library APL is gearing up to provide assistance at the local level. Several library branches will host community conversations during which the public can learn more about the census, why it’s important, and where to f...

Women’s History Month Programs in March

February 24, 2020 | Adult Services

Albany Public Library is celebrating Women’s History Month by commemorating the important role of women in our nation’s history with special activities at select branches. All programs are free and open to the public. PHOTO EXHIBITION “Object Lessons” Opening Reception | March 6 (Fri) | 6:...

Black History Month Programs

February 4, 2020 | Adult Services

We're celebrating the achievements of African Americans during a series of Black History Month programs at our branch libraries during February. FOR ADULTS Black History Documentary & Discussion | Every Monday in February 6:00-8:00 pm | Howe Branch + Feb. 10 | "The Brothers: The Forgotten St...

Free Tax Prep Help at the Library

February 3, 2020 | Adult Services

Albany Public Library should be your first stop for income tax assistance and resources this tax season. On select days from Feb. 5 through April 1, the library’s Washington Ave. Branch, Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch, and Delaware Branch provide free federal income tax preparation services. Appoin...

Albany Public Library is partnering with Albany Center Gallery and the Capital District Women’s Bar Association to present a special photo exhibition, “Object Lessons,” that explores the nature of the prosecution of sex trafficking crimes. “Object Lessons” premieres on Friday, March 6, wi...

Our latest podcast episode features an interview with talented local musician and filmmaker Bobby Kendall, who was featured in this fall's Silent Film Spectacular. Listen to this Albany Made podcast episode and learn more about Bobby's longtime involvement in the film series, which features live, o...