Albany Public Library Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:50:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Meet Ariko Iso Oregon State University Football Trainer! Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:49:56 +0000

Join Ariko Iso, Friday, February 13 at 12:00, as she shares the inspirational story of her life as the head football trainer for the Oregon State University Football team and her experiences with the Pittsburgh Steelers as the National Football League’s first female athletic trainer.


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Join a Book Group without buying a book! Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:21:46 +0000 The Albany Public Library offers two Book Groups that read and discuss both fiction and non fiction. 15 copies of the current title for each book group is available for borrowing, no Library card required.  Simply go to the Reference Desk at the Main Library and ask for the current book for either the evening or the noon book groups.


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Tax Information Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:14:51 +0000 Make the Library “Tax Central” this year

Tax forms are made available at both Libraries as they are received.  If you do not see the form you need, it may be on its way.  If you need it sooner, you can print tax forms and instructions for 15 cents per page.

Tax Update

Due to limited funding the IRS is no longer sending tax instruction booklets to libraries.  The Library has copies of instruction booklets for in-house use at the Reference Desk.

Order Tax Forms from IRS

You can order many of the 2014 tax forms and publications and have them mailed to you through the IRS web page.

AARP volunteers are available by appointment for free assistance with your filing; call the Albany Senior Center at 541-917-7760 for information and to schedule an appointment.  Appointments are available at the Senior Center on Mon., Wed., Fri. from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. and at the Main Library on Tues. from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sat. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • The State of Oregon is no longer distributing paper forms and instruction booklets to libraries.
  • The Internal Revenue Service is no longer automatically mailing forms and instructions to individual taxpayers. Tax forms and instructions may be printed for .15 cents per page.
  • You can e-file using Library computers.



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Mr. Lizard’s Reptile Zoo at Carnegie Library Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22:44:22 +0000 Want to hold a snake?  Or pet a lizard?  Come see and touch all of the reptiles in Mr. Lizard’s Reptile Zoo!

Students in kindergarten or school grades are invited to Mr. Lizard’s Reptile Zoo at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at the Downtown Carnegie Library, 302 Ferry Street SW.  A variety of live reptiles will be presented to students to see, hear, touch, and study.

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Gardening in the Pacific Northwest Brownbag Series: Winter 2015 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:17:16 +0000 Gardening in the Pacific Northwest Brownbags is a series of short lunchtime sessions on popular gardening topics for Linn County gardeners! Bring a sack lunch and meet other gardeners with similar interests. It’s informal, informative, and fun – no reservations needed, and no charge!

Classes are held at noon on Wednesdays at Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave SE, Albany, and on Thursdays at East Linn LBCC, 44 Industrial Way in Lebanon.

For more information: winter2015pnw


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New! Tuesday Evening Programs for Babies and Toddlers Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:01:44 +0000 Tuesday Evening Story Times- 5:45 pm Babies, 6:15pm Toddlers

The Albany Public Library offers two early literacy activity programs every Tuesday evening.

At 5:45 p.m. babies from newborns to walking with their parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy a 20-minute program of stories, songs, and activities to build language and literacy skills. Toddlers with their parents or caregivers are invited for a 30-minute program, beginning at 6:15 p.m..  Both weekly sessions will be held at the Main Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE, conducted by Nicole Kalita of LBCC Parenting Education.

You can find a complete list of Story Times offered at both libraries HERE.

The programs are free of charge, and no registration is required.  For more information, e-mail or call the Library Children’s Desk at 541-917-7583.

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Drum Circle program for the whole family! Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:51:12 +0000 The whole family is invited to participate in a drum circle at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at the Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE. Michelle Lovrich of Drum Circle Connection will bring a wide variety of drums from around the world for everyone to try out, and she will lead rhythmic activities such as call and response or guided listening and playing.

The drum circle is free of charge and no registration is required. For more information, e-mail or call 541-791-0015.

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Imagine giving to every child in our community Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:38:29 +0000 A gift that ensures every child has an equal chance in life. You can give that kind of gift by supporting our library’s literacy work with children and families.

This year, the Albany Libraries will help thousands of children and adults transform their lives through programs made possible by gifts to the Friends of the Albany Public Library. Your gift can help us provide hands-on programs, books and materials for kids who face the toughest literacy risks.

With your support, Albany’s Libraries will get more than 12,000 books into the hands of families every week. Librarians will visit schools, and connect with young readers at programs both during the school year and all summer. These programs are proven to increase children’s chances at becoming strong readers.

Please make a gift to support this vital work. To make a donation, please stop by the Library or mail checks payable to:

Friends of the Albany Public Library 

2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany, OR 97322.

The Friends of the Albany Public Library is a 501(c)(3) charity. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by U.S. Law.

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Honoring 50 Years of Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuges Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:47:38 +0000 Douglas G. Spencer, President of the Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex will give a presentation with photos at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE.

Spencer retired as Project Leader for the Willamette Valley NWRC, after spending 34 years with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This presentation will cover the management of Ankeny, Baskett Slough and William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuges. Spencer will discuss the Partners Program (habitat restorations on private lands), water and upland management, invasive species, endangered species and public use activities available on these refuges.

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Music in Action Program at the Main Library Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:48:43 +0000 Children of all ages and their families are invited to the program “Music in Action” at the Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE.

Musician Rich Glauber will play guitar and accordion to lead the audience in songs and games that will have everybody singing, dancing, and playing along:  at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2014.  The program will take the place of the regularly-scheduled story time.  The Library will provide a display of books and recordings available for checkout to continue the fun and learning at home.

The Music in Action session is part of the Library’s early literacy events scheduled year-round to promote language-building skills in young children through fun activities for the whole family to enjoy together.  They are free of charge and no registration is required.  For more information, e-mail or call 541-791-0015.

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