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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 ...

The Albany Public Library is partnering with the City of Albany to bring free wireless internet to three municipal parks—Washington, Lincoln, and Bleecker-Swinburne—in Spring 2019. The project, which will be funded by the Library and maintained by the City, will provide parkgoers with free WiFi...

You can learn the "full story" about "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and the nation's first Christmas card in a special Albany Archives program on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 pm at the Washington Ave. Branch. Matt Malette, @AlbanyArchives creator and curator, will share the local history of these...

APL to Eliminate Late Fines for Books & Media

December 3, 2018 | Library News

Albany Public Library (APL) will eliminate late fines for books and media starting on Jan. 1, 2019 in an effort to decrease barriers and increase access for patrons. Fine free policies are a growing trend across the country. Libraries that have removed overdue fines are seeing increased use of thei...