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This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Delaware
Library Branch: Delaware
Room: Delaware: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Growing Readers, Sensory Friendly, Storytime
Event Details:

[Ages 2-5] Join us for stories, songs & fun for preschoolers and their caregivers every week at the Delaware Branch. Walk-ins welcome. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Game Day

10:30am - 12:00pm
Washington Avenue
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Learning Lab A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gaming
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Play & Grow

11:00am - 11:30am
Delaware
Library Branch: Delaware
Room: Delaware: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Growing Readers, Sensory Friendly, Storytime
Event Details:

[Ages 0-5] Every week after preschool storytime-- stay & play! 

Let your little ones tap into their imaginations during this unstructured play time. Kids can play with our toy kitchen, blocks, dolls, train sets & more!

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

Coffee and a Movie

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Avenue
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Large Auditorium
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Movie
Event Details:

[For Adults] Join us for a free movie screening with coffee and the chance to talk to community services providers! Housing Services, mental health providers, and others will be available to answer questions and provide information. 

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

Learn to Make Jam with Radix

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Outreach/ Offsite
Open
Registration
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Outreach/ Offsite
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Outreach, Summer Reading, Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Details:

[For ages 5-11] Summer is berry season!

Closed for July 4th Holiday

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 are closed for the 4th of July Holiday.

This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Storytime at North Albany

10:30am - 11:00am
North Albany
Library Branch: North Albany
Room: North Albany: Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Please join us in the Large Meeting Room for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and their caregivers.

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

Storytime in the Park (at Washington Park)

10:30am - 11:00am
Outreach/ Offsite
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Outreach/ Offsite
Age Group: Preschool, Children
Program Type: Growing Readers, Storytime
Event Details:

[For ages 0-8 and their caregivers.] Please join us near the playground at Washington Park for stories, fingerplays, songs, and rhymes. 

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Walking Club at the Corning Preserve

12:00pm - 1:00pm
North Albany
Open
Registration
Library Branch: North Albany
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Community Event, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:

Join us at the Corning Preserve every

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Stitch Angels

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Delaware
Library Branch: Delaware
Room: Delaware: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

[For ages 18+] Are you a fiber crafter? Does your family have all the hand knitted or crocheted hats, scarves, mittens, or shawls that they could possibly use in this lifetime?

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Older Adults" group.
Library Branch: Howe
Room: Howe: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Movie
Event Details:

[18+] Come have Coffee/ Tea and Donuts with us as we watch the movie of the month. 

July: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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

Super Smash Fridays

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Library Branch: Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Room: Arbor Hill/West Hill: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Tween/Teen
Program Type: Gaming, Other
Event Details:

[For Ages 13-17] Clash your favorite gaming icons in the ultimate showdown. Tweens and Teens are invited to bring their friends and play Super Smash. Come see if you are good enough to beat our library gamers!

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

The Gaming Zone

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Howe
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Howe
Room: Howe: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Tween/Teen
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:

[For ages 9-17] Play various video games including Smash Brothers, Tekken, Mariokart, NBA 2K22 on the Nintendo Switch, XBox or PS4 with your friends! 

This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Saturday Storytime and Playgroup

10:30am - 11:00am
Howe
Library Branch: Howe
Room: Howe: Children's Room
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Please join us in the Children's Room for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and their caregivers.

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

1st Saturday for Families: Shark Week!

10:30am - 11:30am
Washington Avenue
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, Children
Program Type: Growing Readers
Event Details:

[For children 0-8 and their caregivers.] Shark Week is almost here! Celebrate all things sharks with us this morning with storytime, activities, and a craft.

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

Urban Foraging with Radix

10:30am - 12:30pm
Howe
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Howe
Room: Howe: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Community Event, Health & Wellness, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:

[Adults 18+] Come join The Radix Center here at Howe as we walk around the the surrounding area to identify and learn the edible plant life near Howe.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.
Library Branch: Howe
Room: Howe: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Workshop
Event Details:

Led by local group We Are Revolutionary in partnership with Albany Public Library (APL), this 6-week class will guide teens through the process of making their own theatrical production, start to finish, ending with a performance.

Baby Bounce at Washington Ave. Branch

10:30am - 11:00am
Washington Avenue
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Youth Programming Room
Program Type: Growing Readers, Storytime
Event Details:

[For ages 0-18 months] Please join us in our Youth Services Room for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for children ages 0 to 18 months.

This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Garden
Age Group: Preschool, Children
Program Type: Growing Readers, Sensory Friendly, Storytime, Summer Reading, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Event Details:

(Ages 2-7) Enjoy a family friendly storytime in the Bach Garden and then stay to play. Please bring a blanket to sit on. Storytime will move inside in case of rain.

This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Baby Play & Grow at Washington Ave. Branch

11:00am - 11:30am
Washington Avenue
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Youth Programming Room
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Growing Readers, Storytime
Event Details:

[For ages 0-18 months] Join us for unstructured playtime with sensory blocks, cars, balls, and much more!

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

Tech Help

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Delaware
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Delaware
Room: Delaware: Reference Area
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Adult Literacy, Computer Help, One-on-One Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

[Adults] Bring your device & your questions and we'll figure it out together. Registration is required; call 518-427-4300, ext. 4 to register, or register online. Tech Help is offered every Monday.