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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...

Albany Public Library invites local families to visit any one of its seven branches for Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, Feb. 3. Families can tour the wonderful neighborhood libraries and see what education and entertainment resources are available to children, teens, and adults. Alb...

Social Justice Film Series at Howe Branch

January 22, 2018 | Adult Services

The Albany Public Library hosts a Social Justice Film series, which includes documentary screenings and thought-provoking discussions, every month at the Howe Branch. This new program series is a partnership between the library, YouthFX, WMHT, and EquiVisible. The public is invited to participate i...

New Online Events Calendar Available

January 5, 2018 | Library News

Looking for information about library programs and activities? Check out our new online events calendar! The new system is easier and simpler to use. You can quickly look at a day's events, or the entire month. You can also filter your search by program type, age range, and library branch. We hope...

If you're interested in children's literature, you'll want to listen to the latest episode of the Albany Made podcast! Two of our youth librarians, Christina Stenson-Carey and Stephanie Preston of our Pine Hills Branch, discuss the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books list for 2017. ...