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This event is in the "All Ages" group.
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Library Branch: Howe
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:

Have you ever wanted to have a Pen Pal but didn't know how to get started? Well come join us as we write postcards and connect people from Albany, NY to Albany, GA! Make new friends and for kids to learn how to address a letter!

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Howe
Room: Howe: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 67
Event Details:

[Ages 6-12]

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.

Abstract Art Adventure

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bach
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Sensory Friendly, Summer Reading, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Event Details:

[Ages 6-12]  Our Abstract Art Adventure will include various paints and other objects such as string, plastic and things from nature. Come along on this adventure and discover the unique artist in you! 

This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Storytime in the Sensory Garden at Radix

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Outreach/ Offsite
Open
Registration
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Outreach/ Offsite
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Sensory Friendly, Storytime, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:

[For ages 2-5] APL and Radix are Growing Readers! Join us in the sensory garden at Radix for storytime and fun in the garden.

This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.

Gamers Unite!

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Washington Avenue
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Youth Programming Room
Age Group: Tween/Teen
Program Type: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Event Details:

[For Ages 11 to 17] A space welcoming all gamers 11 to 17 and all game types. We have board games to play, wi-fi for your DS battle, Xbox One and Switch on a big screen, and lots of tables and chairs to fit large-group games.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Classic Kung Fu Movie Night

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Library Branch: Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Room: Arbor Hill/West Hill: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Event Details:

[Adults] Come watch some classic and influential kung fu films at the Arbor Hill/West Hill branch.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Older Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Pine Hills
Room: Pine Hills: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

[Adults 18+] Join us for a hands-on experience where you'll learn to create personalized blends of soothing bath salts and aromatic tub teas, transforming your bath time into a luxurious and rejuvenating retreat.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Older Adults" group.

"Spades" of Fun!: Learn Canasta

10:30am - 12:00pm
Pine Hills
Library Branch: Pine Hills
Room: Pine Hills: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Other
Event Details:

Join us for this 4-week series where we will to learn a "new" card game each Thursday. Already a pro? Join us for weekday fun and conversation as we play some of our favorite card games. 

7/18: Canasta 

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Older Adults" group.

NNORC 1 on 1 Computer Help

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bach
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Computer Help, One-on-One Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

[Adults] Do you have question about your device? One-on-One Computer Skills Group is designed for individuals who want some extra help with their device or computer!

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Older Adults" group.

Résumé Assistance

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Delaware
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Delaware
Room: Delaware: Reference Area
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Computer Help, One-on-One Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

[Ages 18+] Would you like to update or create a résumé? Having formatting nightmares? Need help tweaking or writing a cover letter? The Delaware Branch offers one-on-one sessions every Thursday between 1-2pm. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Older Adults" group.

One-to-one Tech Assistance at Pine Hills

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Pine Hills
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Pine Hills
Room: Pine Hills: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Computer Help, One-on-One Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

[Adults 18+]  Looking for help so you can confidently use a computer?  Sign up for a 30-minute session for help with:

This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.

Learn to Braid with a Professional Hair Stylist

2:00pm - 4:00pm
North Albany
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: North Albany
Room: North Albany: Meeting Room
Age Group: Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Hey Tweens/Teens! This intro to braiding class will introduce you to the origin and techniques of braiding. Beginning with a foundation in parting, the class will move to box braids and corn rolls, taught by a professional hair stylist!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Novels After Noon

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bach
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Literacy, Book/Author Talk, Book Club
Event Details:

[Adults] Cozy up with a cup of tea while we discuss notable literary titles in our "Novels After Noon" book club. We will explore a variety of genres including memoirs, historical fiction, mysteries and more!

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.

A Visit from The Whalemobile (Session 1)

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Washington Avenue
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Large Auditorium
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:

[For children 5-12] Come meet Nile, the humpback whale!

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Older Adults" group.

One-to-one Tech Assistance at Pine Hills

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Pine Hills
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Pine Hills
Room: Pine Hills: Study Room 1
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Computer Help, One-on-One Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

[Adults 18+]  Looking for help so you can confidently use a computer?  Sign up for a 30-minute session for help with:

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Music Fun with Tom Sieling

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Delaware
Library Branch: Delaware
Room: Delaware: Community Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Music, Summer Reading
Event Details:

[All Ages] Find Your Voice this Summer! Join performer Tom Sieling in this fun, interactive sing-along of favorite kids' songs guaranteed to get you up and moving!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Neighborhood Specialist Office Hours

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Cancelled
Library Branch: Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Room: Arbor Hill/West Hill: Main Floor
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:

[Adults] The City of Albany's new Department of Neighborhood Services wants to hear from you!

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Pine Hills
Room: Pine Hills: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Event
Event Details:

[For adults] The City of Albany's new Department of Neighborhood Services wants to hear from you! Please stop by the Pine Hills Branch to meet with Alex Word, the Neighborhood Specialist for Pine Hills. 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.

A Visit from The Whalemobile (Session 2)

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Washington Avenue
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Large Auditorium
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:

[For children 5-12] Come meet Nile, the humpback whale!

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.

A Visit from The Whalemobile (Session 3)

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Washington Avenue
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Large Auditorium
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:

[For children 5-12] Come meet Nile, the humpback whale!

This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Sunset Storytime

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Library Branch: Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Age Group: Preschool, Children
Program Type: Music, Sensory Friendly, Storytime
Event Details:

[For ages 0-5] Calling all parents, care-givers, and day-care providers! Bring your babies and toddlers for a fun half hour of stories, rhymes, and songs! 

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Caregivers

This program is designed for children and their caregivers. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Love Your Block: Screen Repair Workshop

4:00pm - 6:30pm
Washington Avenue
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Learning Lab A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Warm weather and fresh breezes are here! If your windows are still closed due to tears and holes in your screens, the City of Albany's Love Your Block program can help. 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.

A Visit from The Whalemobile (Session 4)

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Washington Avenue
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Large Auditorium
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

[For children 5-12] Come meet Nile, the humpback whale!

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Makers @ the Albany Made Creative Lab

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Avenue
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Albany Made Makerspace
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Event Details:

[For All Ages] Calling all Artists, Musicians, Crafters, Makers and Menders! Stop by the self-directed open Makerspace and start (or finish) something!