Albany Public Library http://library.cityofalbany.net Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:11:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Science Carnival at Albany Public Library http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/23/science-carnival-at-albany-public-library/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/23/science-carnival-at-albany-public-library/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:43:30 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=5869 Students going into kindergarten or school grades are invited to a Homemade Science Carnival at Albany Public Library featuring 10 hands-on activities demonstrating scientific principles from the physical, biological, and mathematical sciences.

The carnival will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Carnegie Library, 302 Ferry Street SW and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Main Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE.

The featured activities use everyday objects such as plastic bags, toys, water pipe insulation, cardboard boxes, paper and scissors to demonstrate scientific principles in surprising ways. Students may play Ricochet Golf, Geometric Bowling, and the Randomness Disc Drop; set up a unique pattern in Chain Reaction Dominoes; try different hill and valley layouts for the Marble Roller Coaster; propel a tiny car with the Air Power Push; and hypothesize the outcome of dropping small objects in Parachutes and Free Falls. Other activities include Paper Loopy Loops; optical illusions; and ventriloquist Matthew Annal and his chimpanzee puppet Roscoe. A few activities offer small prizes.

A giant plush toy will be awarded in a random drawing to one participant who is present each day. As the final activity each day, participants can figure out the probability that they will be that day’s winner. The Library will provide a display of books with science-related activities and information available for checkout for continuing the fun at home.

The science carnival is part of the Library’s Summer Reading Program events scheduled through August. They are free of charge, and no registration is required. For more information, e-mail doris.hicks@cityofalbany.net or call 541-791-0015.

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Friends of the Library: Ice cream and book giveaway http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/21/friends-of-the-library-ice-cream-and-book-giveaway/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/21/friends-of-the-library-ice-cream-and-book-giveaway/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:44:10 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=5839 Ice cream and books for kids is a perfect summer match! The plan is to give away free ice cream and a book to elementary age kids to encourage them to keep reading over the summer.

Matt & Janel Bennett made arrangements to get the ice cream and a freezer, and gathered up the books to give away. And thanks to them we have a truck and driver from the Albany Fire Dept. to carry the ice cream and the books. Several Friends sorted the books by grade level in the basement of the Carnegie Library, and will ride on the truck to hand out the books. GAPS Superintendent, Maria Delapour alerted the Principals of the various schools where we will give out the ice cream and books.

We expect to have at least 2 Friends of the Albany Library for each Wednesday, from July 23 through Aug 27. Donations of children’s books for the project can be brought to the Carnegie Library.

Here is the schedule of the dates, schools we plan to visit, and time we expect to be at each school.

This is a great project to encourage kids to keep reading, with super collaboration by lots of folks. Thanks everyone for making this happen. If you have questions, please either email me at nnpowell@comcast.net or call 541-990-7257.

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Albany Helping Hands Garden Market: Library Annex http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/20/albany-helping-hands-garden-market-library-annex/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/20/albany-helping-hands-garden-market-library-annex/#comments Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:18:01 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=5828 Albany Helping Hands Garden Market is one of the ministries of Albany Helping Hands, 5150 Santiam Highway SE. Stop by the Library Annex at the Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, for fresh locally grown vegetables, flowering plants, shrubs, flowering baskets and more. You’ll find great prices at the produce stand located on the northeast corner of the Main Library parking lot. Our special library stand hours are:

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday NOON to 4 p.m.

The proceeds from the Garden Market Library Annex support Albany Helping Hands and the Children’s Reading Program at the Albany Public Library.

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Lego Brick Builders Program at Albany Public Library http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/20/lego-brick-builders-program-at-albany-public-library/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/20/lego-brick-builders-program-at-albany-public-library/#comments Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:48:50 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=5824 Children and youth at least six years old are invited to an hour of building their geometry and engineering skills at the Lego Brick Builders programat 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE.  The Library will provide Lego bricks in an assortment of sizes and colors for young designers to use individually or in groups, and a locked case for them to display their creations after the program.  All materials are furnished, and participants are asked not to bring additional building materials from home.

This program is part of the Library’s Summer Reading Program events scheduled through August.  It is free of charge, and no registration is required.  For more information, e-mail doris.hicks@cityofalbany.net or call 541-791-0015.

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Historic Marionettes Displayed at Albany Public Libraries http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/15/historic-marionettes-displayed-at-albany-public-libraries/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/15/historic-marionettes-displayed-at-albany-public-libraries/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:28:02 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=5808 People of all ages are invited to a display of stringed puppets from the 1930s through the 1980s at both Albany Public Library buildings.

Selected Hazelle and Pelham marionettes from the extensive collection of Gary Annette Watkins of Albany are displayed through July and most of August, many in their original boxes.  The puppet characters include the well-known Clippo the Clown as well as a ghost and a pirate.  Larger deluxe figures with moveable mouths and detailed costumes from the 1950s – 1980s include Buckaroo Bill and Sagebrush Sal with their horse, and several familiar-looking movie stars.

The Carnegie Library at 302 Ferry Street SW is open Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and the Main Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE, is open seven days a week.   For detailed hours or more information, e-mail doris.hicks@cityofalbany.net or call 541-791-0015.

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Open Mic Literati Program at Albany Public Library http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/15/open-mic-literati-program-at-albany-public-library-2/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/15/open-mic-literati-program-at-albany-public-library-2/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:27:00 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=5806 Adult and teen writers and literature fans are invited to participate in the Fifth Wednesday Literati at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE.  Participants may sign up at the door for a time slot to read aloud a piece of prose or poetry they have written.  Authors of songs are invited to sing their creations, using an acoustic musical instrument if desired.  Participation and attendance are free of charge and no pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact librarian Doris Hicks at doris.hicks@cityofalbany.net or 541-791-0015.

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Adult Summer Reading Program http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/15/adult-summer-reading-program/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/15/adult-summer-reading-program/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:01:04 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=5804 The Albany Public Library is offering a summer reading program for adults.

The free public program begins July 10 and concludes August 31, 2014.  Participants keep track of books they read or listen to and become eligible to win prizes donated by local businesses.

To enter, participants should stop by the Main Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE, or the Carnegie Library, 302 Ferry Street SW, write their name, phone number, and the title of a book they recently finished reading or listening to, and place the form in a bucket labeled for Adult Summer Reading.  All books are eligible.  Use the self-check machines and drop your receipt into the drawing bucket for a chance to win.

Five drawings for prizes will be held throughout the summer.

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Music in Motion Bilingual Program at Albany Public Library http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/15/music-in-motion-bilingual-program-at-albany-public-library/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/15/music-in-motion-bilingual-program-at-albany-public-library/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:46:46 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=5800 Children of all ages and their families are invited to an hour of “Music in Motion” at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31 at Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE.  Musician Rich Glauber will play guitar and accordion and lead the audience in songs and games in Spanish and English that will have everybody singing and dancing along.  The Library will provide a display of books and recordings available for checkout to continue the fun and learning at home.

The program is part of the Library’s Summer Reading Program events scheduled through August.  They are free of charge, and no registration is required.  For more information, e-mail doris.hicks@cityofalbany.net or call 541-791-0015.

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Steel Drum Evening and Afternoon Programs at Albany Public Library http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/15/steel-drum-evening-and-afternoon-programs-at-albany-public-library/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/15/steel-drum-evening-and-afternoon-programs-at-albany-public-library/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:46:04 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=5798 The whole family is invited to learn about music and world history at “Steel Drums Then and Now” at Albany Public Library. The program is scheduled at the Main Library, 2450 14th Avenue SW, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24; and at the Carnegie Library, 302 Ferry Street SW, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22.

Professional steel drum player Tom Berich will present a program about the rich history of the steel drum from its origins using bamboo poles and found objects to the beautiful instruments of today.  Students will participate through call and response and on-stage instrument playing.  The Library will provide a display of books available for checkout on related subjects for further learning at home.

The program is part of the Library’s Summer Reading Program events scheduled through August.  They are free of charge, and no registration is required.  For more information, e-mail doris.hicks@cityofalbany.net or call 541-791-0015.

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Anime Club Meeting at the Albany Public Library http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/08/anime-club-meeting-at-the-albany-public-library-4/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/07/08/anime-club-meeting-at-the-albany-public-library-4/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:50:33 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=5790 Fans of Japanese animation age 11 through adults are invited to the Albany Public Library’s Anime Club meeting from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Main Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE.  Members meet on the third Thursday of each month to play Yu-Gi-Oh and other games, share books, practice drawing in the Japanese style, and meet others with similar interests.

At the July meeting, the Club will play a Manga bowling game, and a representative from the Role Playing Game Club will be there to accept entries in the Draw a Mascot contest for their club.

Kids younger than age 11 may attend if accompanied by a parent.  Participants are encouraged to bring snack foods and drinks to share and to come in character costume if they like.  Anime Club meetings are free of charge, and no registration is necessary.  For more information about this program, e-mail doris.hicks@cityofalbany.net or call 541-791-0015.

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