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FFAPL Albany Unbound Book Talk Series

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pine Hills
Library Branch: Pine Hills
Room: Pine Hills: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book/Author Talk
Event Details:

Please join us for this exciting new FFAPL book talk series, Albany Unbound: Local Authors and Entrepreneurs Break Boundaries with Words.  

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.

Family Storytime in the Garden

10:30am - 11:30am
Bach
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Garden
Age Group: Preschool, Children
Program Type: Growing Readers, Storytime, Summer Reading
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.  The storytime will move inside if the weather is inclement.

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. 

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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Rotunda
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Event
Event Details:

[Adults] The City of Albany's new Department of Neighborhood Services wants to hear from you! Please stop by the Bach Branch to meet  our Neighborhood Specialist. 

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

Owing to Owning Class

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Howe
Library Branch: Howe
Room: Howe: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Workshop
Event Details:

Owing to Owning is a financial action course consisting of 3, 2 hour classes covering a variety of topics related to financial wellness; including budgeting, setting financial goals, rebuilding credit, and types of savings and investments.

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

WMHT Presents Daniel Tiger's Picnic Adventure!

10:30am - 11:30am
Pine Hills
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Pine Hills
Room: Pine Hills: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book/Author Talk, Movie, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
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 "Preschool" group.

Messy Art for Preschoolers

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

[Ages 3-6 and their Caregivers] Drop into Bach for some inclusive process art!  We will use a variety of materials, including paint,  scissors,  and natural objects.   Come on in for some fine motor, sensory art.

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 "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 Mwaka Nachilongo, PhD, project manager in the Division of Water, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation discusses the book, Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda.

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:

If learning to knit is one of your New Year's Resolutions, 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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.

Summer Sand Art

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Delaware
Library Branch: Delaware
Room: Delaware: Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

[Ages 5-17] Drop by the library and do some summer Sand Art! We'll have jars and pictures, while supplies last. 

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 "Tween/Teen" group.

Super Smash Bros. Tournament

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Avenue
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Youth Programming Room
Age Group: Tween/Teen
Program Type: Gaming, Summer Reading
Event Details:

[For ages 11-17] Come test your Smash Bros. skills against friends and rivals in one-on-one practice matches and a tournament. Top three fighters will win prizes, and first place wins a trophy.

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

Multiplayer!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bach
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:

[Ages 11 -17] We've got Super Smash, Minecraft, Rocketleague and more! Play with or against your friends!