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Matinee Mondays

1:00pm - 3:30pm
North Albany
Open
Registration
Library Branch: North Albany
Room: North Albany: Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Movie
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:

Join us for a family friendly movie during the day!

July 8th: Elemental

August 5th: Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse

This event is in the "Adults" group.

With Pen in Hand

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual/ Online
Open
Registration
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual/ Online
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:

Learn how to express yourself clearly and imaginatively, share your work, and respond to the stories of others. Attend any or all sessions. Facilitated by Misty Yarnall. This program is online and conducted via Zoom.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Delaware
Room: Delaware: Study Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Event
Event Details:

[Ages 18+] The City of Albany's new Department of Neighborhood Services wants to hear from you! Please stop by the Delaware Branch to meet with Tabora Marcus, the Delaware Neighborhood Specialist.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Magic with Melvin the Magnificent!

3:30pm - 4:15pm
Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Room: Arbor Hill/West Hill: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Details:

[Ages 5-12] Be amazed! Come to an interactive magic show with Melvin the Magnificent and his furry assistant!

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

All Together Tales at Pine Hills

4:00pm - 5:00pm
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 "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.

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

Young Creatives

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Pine Hills
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Pine Hills
Room: Pine Hills: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Tween/Teen
Program Type: Summer Reading, Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:

[Ages 11-17] Join up with our library staff and participate in a series of creative excercises that explore, art, literature, and performance.

This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Toddler Storytime at Pine Hills

10:30am - 11:00am
Pine Hills
Library Branch: Pine Hills
Room: Pine Hills: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

[For Ages 2-4] Join us for an early morning story where we will sing, dance and socialize!

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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Pine Hills
Room: Pine Hills: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Literacy, English as a New Language
Event Details:

[For adults] English as a new language can be challenging and there is always room for improvement.

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

All Abilities Social Group

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Delaware
Library Branch: Delaware
Room: Delaware: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Outreach, Sensory Friendly
Event Details:

[Adults] Caregivers, stop in with your group for various activities for all abilities. Crafts, Legos, karaoke, quiet time, coloring, movies... there's no limit to the fun we'll have! Call 518-427-4300 ext.

This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Bird Builds a Nest

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bach
Registration
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Sensory Friendly, Summer Reading, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:

(Ages 2-6) Bird Builds a Nest. This STEM program for preschoolers will include a project and a copy of the book Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins to bring home. 

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

Not a # Group

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Howe
Library Branch: Howe
Room: Howe: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Tween/Teen
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Workshop
Event Details:

[For Teens] Not a Number is an interactive child trafficking and exploitation prevention curriculum designed to provide youth with information and skills in a manner that inspires them to make safe choices.

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

Monster Mask-Querade!

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pine Hills
Library Branch: Pine Hills
Room: Pine Hills: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Sensory Friendly
Event Details:

[Ages 5-11] Learn about monsters around the world, read a creepy and funny monster book, and create a monster mask of your own design. Spark creativity with your child and their imagination take over! 

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

Decorate and Fly Your Kite!

2:00pm - 3:30pm
North Albany
Open
Registration
Library Branch: North Albany
Room: North Albany: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

At North Albany, you can decorate and color your kite. When your done, we will go outside to make sure they can fly.

Registration required as supplies are limited.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

FFAPL Book Talk

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Washington Avenue
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Large Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Friends and Foundation of APL
Event Details:

Join us as Jonathan Skinner, PhD, retired statistician & amateur classicist discusses the book, The Myth of Artificial Intelligence:  Why Computers Can’t Think the Way We Do by Erik J.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Free HIV and Hep C Testing

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Avenue
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Learning Lab B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:

[For Adults] In Our Own Voices, Inc provides free HIV and HEP C testing. No registration or appointment required. Free and discreet. 

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Learn to Knit with Gail Laber

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington Avenue
Registration
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Learning Lab A
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

[For ages 14+] If you want to learn to knit then this is the class for you! During this 3-week class you will learn the basics: terminology, tools and materials, and enough stitches to keep you knitting for many years to come.  

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Makers @ the Albany Made Creative Lab

3:00pm - 5:00pm
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!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Neighborhood Specialist Office Hours

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Library Branch: Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Room: Arbor Hill/West Hill: Study Room 3
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 "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.

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 "Tween/Teen" group.

Bookshakes

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bach
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Rotunda
Age Group: Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Event Details:

[Ages 10-17] Drop in to Bach for a Bookshake. What's a bookshake? Make your own milkshake and browse our selection of new books. Colored pencils, markers and art books will be provided as well.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Delaware
Room: Delaware: Back Courtyard
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Music
Event Details:

Enjoy a family fun and creativity event at the Delaware, Howe, and North Albany Branches! Come and enjoy an Indian Classical Music performance by Veena and Devesh Chandra.

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