Albany Public Library Programs 

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When you think about what Albany Public Library offers our community, we want you to think about our great programs, services, and knowledgeable staff in all seven of our branches! Whether you want to learn a new skill or about a specific subject, make something creative, or just relax and take in a great performance, Albany Public Library is the place to visit. Be sure to check our calendar so you’re not missing out!

Find Educational & Entertaining Programs for All Ages

Whether kids and teens wish to spark their imaginations during our science and technology activities, or create imaginative during our arts and crafts programs, our Youth Services librarians develop great programs that are always dynamic and social.

Albany Public Library also offers a wide variety of programs for our adult members, including fine art exhibitions, music performances, book discussions, local history tours and hands-on opportunities for artistic expression. We also offer programs that empower adults, like credit repair and homebuyer workshops, legal consultations, English as a Second Language and High School Equivalency classes, and our annual Tax Assistance Program.

We created a podcast!  Check out the Albany Made Podcast. Calling all makers!  Albany Made Creative Lab at our Washington Avenue Branch gives adults access to creative arts materials and digital technology.  Our space supports art-entrepreneurs who are looking to empower themselves artist...

May/June Program Guide July/August Program Guide Albany Public Library’s mission is to educate, entertain, and empower our community, and our talented Adult Services librarians extend our mission by creating dynamic and informative programs that support literacy, financial security, entrepreneur...

May/June Program Guide July/August Program Guide Albany Public Library's Youth Services programs focus on literacy, arts, science, and technology. Our story times, creative play activities, and programs provide a safe and fun environment. We offer after-school tutoring in most subjects, and we pa...

NEW EXHIBITION: "Picture This" Opening Reception | June 7 (Fri) at 6-8 pm | Pine Hills Branch Show open June 7 through Nov. 2, 2019 at the Pine Hills Branch during regular hours Exhibition of regional artists whose work has a whimsical or fantastic quality, suggesting larger stories for reade...

Summer is here & so is the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge! June 17 - August 31, 2019 Sign up for the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge at any one of our seven locations! View all of our free summer activities on our events calendar. See our July/August program guide for an overview of summer rea...