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Tuesday Morning Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Howe
Library Branch: Howe
Room: Howe: Children's Room
Age Group: Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
[Ages 2-5] Come on down to the historic Howe Branch of the Albany Public library for a read-along, sing-along Storytime....
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.

Reading with Rocket!

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Delaware
Library Branch: Delaware
Room: Delaware: Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Growing Readers, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
[Ages 5-17] Kids love reading to Rocket, certified therapy dog. Why? Because he's soft, cuddly and a good listener. Therapy animals are trained by Therapy Dogs International to provide a relaxing and fun environment for children to practice read...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Treats and Toys Tuesdays

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Library Branch: Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Room: Arbor Hill/West Hill: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
[For Ages 5-11] Refresh with a tasty after school snack then enjoy a variety of different toys, games, and activities!...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Pajama Storytime

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Bach
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
[Ages 2-7] Join us in your jammies for Pajama Storytime with Miss Melissa. We will read books, sing songs, and have lots of cozy fun!...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Baby Bounce Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Bach
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
[Ages 0-24 months] Join Ms Melissa for fun songs and short books to introduce your baby to storytime! We will meet in the community room, and babies and their caregivers are welcome to stay and play after storytime....
This event is in the "Children" group.

Meet Magic the Rabbit

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bach
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Sensory Friendly
Event Details:
Meet "Magic" the rabbit!  Rachel from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be here with her rabbit, "Magic."  We will learn about how to care for a rabbit, then be able to pet her....

Staff Development Day

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Arbor Hill/ West Hill, Bach, Delaware, Howe, North Albany, Pine Hills, Washington Avenue, Outreach/ Offsite, Virtual/ Online
Description:
All Albany Public Library branches and offices will be closed the the public for our staff to meet for annual training....
This event is in the "Children" group.

Dog Man Party

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Delaware
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Delaware
Room: Delaware: Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
[Ages 5-11] Celebrate the release of the newest Dog Man book, Dog Man: The Scarlet Shredder, at the Delaware Avenue Branch! We will have Dog Man games, art activities and snacks! You might even go home with some prizes! Registration is required. You ...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Saturday Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Pine Hills
Library Branch: Pine Hills
Room: Pine Hills: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
[For ages 2+ and their caregivers] Join us for stories and songs, nursery rhymes and folktales, as well as movement activities and finger plays....
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, Children
Program Type: Growing Readers, Sensory Friendly, Storytime
Event Details:
[Ages 0-6 and their Caregivers]  Come to Bach for a fun and educational storytime full of silliness, singing and movement.  Then, stay to play!...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Brainy Board Games

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bach
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen, Adults
Program Type: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Event Details:
[Ages 8 and up] Bach is bringing out the chess sets and other board games, come play!  You are encouraged to bring a partner!...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.

Mini Makers @ the Albany Made Creative Lab

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Washington Avenue
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Albany Made Makerspace
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Event Details:
[For Ages 6 - 14] Calling all little Makers! Along with access to all of the Albany Made Lab equipment, Mini Makers will be abke to use some of our favorite Youth Services gadgets and tools. We'll have make your own crayons, shrinky dinks, butto...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Sensory Friendly Storytime at Pine Hills

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pine Hills
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Pine Hills
Room: Pine Hills: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool, Children
Program Type: Sensory Friendly, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
[For ages 3-7] Join us for a sensory friendly storytime with interactive stories, songs, dance, and play! ...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Tuesday Morning Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Howe
Library Branch: Howe
Room: Howe: Children's Room
Age Group: Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
[Ages 2-5] Come on down to the historic Howe Branch of the Albany Public library for a read-along, sing-along Storytime....
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.

Reading with Rocket!

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Delaware
Library Branch: Delaware
Room: Delaware: Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Growing Readers, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
[Ages 5-17] Kids love reading to Rocket, certified therapy dog. Why? Because he's soft, cuddly and a good listener. Therapy animals are trained by Therapy Dogs International to provide a relaxing and fun environment for children to practice read...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Treats and Toys Tuesdays

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Library Branch: Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Room: Arbor Hill/West Hill: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
[For Ages 5-11] Refresh with a tasty after school snack then enjoy a variety of different toys, games, and activities!...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Pajama Storytime

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Bach
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
[Ages 2-7] Join us in your jammies for Pajama Storytime with Miss Melissa. We will read books, sing songs, and have lots of cozy fun!...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Star Wars Scavenger Hunt

05/01/2024 @ 10:00am - 05/08/2024 @ 6:00pm
Bach
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Children's Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
[Ages 5-11] Your favorite Star Wars Heroes and villains have arrived at Bach! Can you find them all and get your own Lightsaber?...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Baby Bounce Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Bach
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
[Ages 0-24 months] Join Ms Melissa for fun songs and short books to introduce your baby to storytime! We will meet in the community room, and babies and their caregivers are welcome to stay and play after storytime. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Local History, Sensory Friendly, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Event Details:
[Ages 5-12] Celebrate Albany's Tulip Festival by making a Spring watercolor painting!  Let your imagination tiptoe through the tulips or paint whatever strikes your fancy.  We will use watercolors and various resist techniques to get some c...
This event is in the "Children" group.

West African Drum & Dance with Jordan Taylor Hill

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Library Branch: Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Room: Arbor Hill/West Hill: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Music
Event Details:
[Ages 0-17 and their families] Whether you're a curious beginner or a seasoned enthusiast, we've got a beat for you! Immerse yourself in authentic West African drumming and dance with Jordan Taylor Hill. Experience a refreshing workout that energizes...
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
Room: Arbor Hill/West Hill: Small Meeting Room
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.