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This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Washington Avenue
Room: Washington: Small Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Unleash your inner artist! Come sit and enjoy coloring, tea, and classical music. We will provide a variety of intricate coloring sheets, colored pencils, and crayons. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just looking to unwind, coloring is a therapeu...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.

Earth Day Planters

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Delaware
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Delaware
Room: Delaware: Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
[Ages 5-11] Come color a sheet to be stored forever inside the frame of a plastic planter! Makes a great gift! Supplies are limited. Registration is required; register online or call 518-427-4300 ext. 4. ...
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 "Tween/Teen" group.

Learn to Braid with a Professional Hair Stylist

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Arbor Hill/ West Hill
Room: Arbor Hill/West Hill: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
[For Ages 12-17] This intro to braiding class will introduce attendees 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 "Tween/Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DIY Recycled Pencil Jar

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Howe
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Howe
Room: Howe: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Tween/Teen, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Using recycled materials, we will be making a pencil jar using a tin can, rolled newspaper, and mod podge. All matrials provided. Teens and Adults welcome!  ...
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! The Albany Made Creative Lab is full of the equipment, materials, and technology for any project: ...
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.

Micro Watercolors

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bach
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Community Room
Age Group: Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
[Ages 11-17] With 2x2 canvases make your very own work of art that you can stick on the fridge!...
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.

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 "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!No registration requ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

Knitting Group

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bach
Library Branch: Bach
Room: Bach: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, or needlecrafting? Is it a hobby that you enjoyed in the past and would like to get back to? You can bring a project that you’re working on, or one that you want to start. All skill levels are welcome!...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Learn to Weave

5:30pm - 7:00pm
North Albany
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: North Albany
Room: North Albany: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Learn the basics of weaving with yarn and upcycled material. You may use the fabric you make to cover a mini blank journal. All tools are provided....

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 "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? Do you have a passion and skill for making hand-knitted or crocheted...
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: 7
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 "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 "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! The Albany Made Creative Lab is full of the equipment, materials, and technology for any project: ...
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.

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 "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!No registration requ...

Disclaimer(s)

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 "All Ages" group.

May Photography Contest

2:45pm - 3:45pm
North Albany
Open
Registration
Library Branch: North Albany
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
May is National Photography Month! Submit your photos to us in person or through email for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card.Please keep in mind:This is an Adult Program. You must be 18 years and older to enter in this contest. Please keep the pho...
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 "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.

Lego Club

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Delaware
Library Branch: Delaware
Room: Delaware: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, Children, Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Other
Event Details:
[Ages 4+] Use your imagination and free play with our Legos. This is a drop-in program. No registration required. This program recurs on the first Thursday of each month. ...
This event is in the "Tween/Teen" group.

The Afterschool Club at the Pine Hills Branch

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Pine Hills
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Pine Hills
Room: Pine Hills: Large Meeting Room
Age Group: Tween/Teen
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Movie, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
[For Ages 7-14] Join us for a variety of activities including arts & crafts, cooking, science experiments, and MORE!...