¡Bienvenidos! Bilingual Story Time!

Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m.  Lunes por la noche a las 6:30 p.m. ¡Cuentos en español e ingles para toda la familia!   Our Spanish & English bilingual story time! Bilingual story time is for everyone.

Adult DIY Spring Series

Join us for fun do-it-yourself evenings at the this spring at the Main Library.

Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m: DIY Green Cleaning Products. Learn how to make your own cleaning products that are easy on the wallet and the environment.

Check out the full series schedule HERE. 

Check out our Book Club Kits

Are you starting a book club, or already have a book club and need books? We’ve got you covered. The Library checks out Book Club Kits that contain between 8-15 copies of fiction and nonfiction books.  The Kits check out for 8 weeks.  You can find a list of available titles, and more information about the Library’s Book Groups under the “Adults” tab.

Food for Fines

April 8-22, 2018

Game Day

Saturday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m.  Board game fans ages 12 and up are invited to Game Day. Bring your favorite game, or play with one of the Library’s games. If you love Settlers of Cataan, or Checkers, this is the program for you. The event lasts two hours and is free of charge.

Game Day takes place the second Saturday of each month.  No registration is required.


Lego at the Library! April 12 @ 4:30 p.m.

Maker Day

Wednesday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m.  Dip your toes into the worlds of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (aka STEAM)! This time we’re experimenting with glow in the dark slime.

Photography Exhibit by Dee Brausch

Dee Brausch is  showing his work at the Main Library through April 2018.

We hope you have the chance to see the work at the Library. The Library is an excellent venue for works that are displayed less frequently at local galleries due to space constraints, so you may see work in the Library show you have not seen before.

The Library is always looking for community artists to show in their space. If you or someone you know is interested in showing at the Library, contact LaRee Dominguez.

Pints & Paint

Join us on Friday, April 27 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Deluxe Brewing, 635 NE Water Ave for a fun night of painting!

Relax and have fun painting…with a pint! Painting supplies and snacks will be provided. Deluxe Brewing has a wide assortment of beverages available for purchase. Brought to you by the Albany Public Library, the Arts Center, and Deluxe Brewing.


Reading Girl Statue Vandalized

The Library’s marble statue was vandalized on Friday, June 23, 2017, between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.  We know our patrons take great pride in our Library as we do.  We would appreciate any assistance in finding out who committed this act.  If you saw someone vandalizing the statue on the date of the incident, please contact Officer Ken Fandrem at the Albany Police Department.  Contact Officer Fandrem by phone (541) 917-7680 or email ken.fandrem@cityofalbany.net

Thank You to our Summer Reading Program Donors!

A big thank you to all of our Summer Reading Program Donors!  You helped us give out nearly 6,700 books this summer to kids of all ages.  Along with the books, there were fabulous prizes for kids aged 0 – 18, and drawings with great prizes for adults as well.  Thank you for keeping up the reading skills of our community’s children during the summer.  All of the programs are fun and provide a good opportunity for family time.

Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir

Join the discussion Tuesday, April 17 at 12:00 p.m. The Modern Voices Book Group will be discussing “Time Pieces A Dublin Memoir”  by John Banville.

Everyone is welcome!  Pick up a copy of the book at the Reference Desk.

World Cultures and Travel Series

The World Cultures and Travel Series continues on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. with “Creative Travel Photography “.  Join retired travel photographer Don Lyon every third Tuesday for a historical and geographical exploration of cultures and countries across the globe.


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