Albany Public Library http://library.cityofalbany.net Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:30:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Honoring 50 Years of Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuges http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/11/21/honoring-50-years-of-willamette-valley-national-wildlife-refuges/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/11/21/honoring-50-years-of-willamette-valley-national-wildlife-refuges/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:47:38 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=6498 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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Both Libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/11/21/both-libraries-will-be-closed-for-thanksgiving/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/11/21/both-libraries-will-be-closed-for-thanksgiving/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:45:53 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=6502 Both Libraries will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.  The Libraries will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014.  We will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 28, 2014.

 

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Music in Action Bilingual Program at the Main Library http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/11/18/music-in-action-bilingual-program-at-the-main-library/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/11/18/music-in-action-bilingual-program-at-the-main-library/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:48:43 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=6482 Children of all ages and their families are invited to two different programs of “Music in Action” at 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 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2014, the activities will be in Spanish and English, and at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, all activities will be in English.  The programs will take the place of regularly-scheduled story times.  At both programs, 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 sessions are 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 doris.hicks@cityofalbany.net or call 541-791-0015.

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Billie & Michael Moore Art Show in the Library http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/11/12/billie-michael-moore-art-show-in-the-library/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/11/12/billie-michael-moore-art-show-in-the-library/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:32:48 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=6442 Billie & Michael Moore’s art is featured on the second floor of the Albany Public Library through December 2014.  Please stop by the Library to see their work!  For more information on the artists, continue reading their artist statements, Billie Moore artist statement and 2014 Michael Moore Artist Statement.

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Toys for Tots at the Library http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/11/12/toys-for-tots-at-the-library/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/11/12/toys-for-tots-at-the-library/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:21:27 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=6454 To request a toy for your children, please stop by the Albany Public Library or the Albany YMCA.  Registration is located in the Children’s Room (first floor), and the  Young Adult (second floor) information desks at the Library, 2450 14th Avenue, SE.

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Native American Heritage Month http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/11/03/native-american-heritage-month/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/11/03/native-american-heritage-month/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 23:58:14 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=6385 Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.

 

November is Native American Heritage Month.  The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

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Monday Night Story Time is Back! http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/10/30/monday-night-story-time-is-back/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/10/30/monday-night-story-time-is-back/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:24:31 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=6367 Families with children of all ages are invited to a half-hour program of stories, songs, movement, and puppets in both English and Spanish at Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE, at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning November 3, 2014.

With words in both languages used throughout the program, children who speak only English or only Spanish will be able to participate, and everyone should learn some new vocabulary while having a great time together.

 

The program is free of charge, and no registration is required. For more information, e-mail doris.hicks@cityofalbany.net or call the Library Children’s Services Desk at 541-917-7583.

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Tech Savvy Classes http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/10/16/tech-savvy-classes/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/10/16/tech-savvy-classes/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:55:15 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=6343 Whether you want to learn to use your new iPad or Kindle Fire, gain basic Mac skills, or make an
exciting YouTube video, Albany Parks and Recreation has a class for you! Technology can make life so much easier when you are comfortable with the device. Join us and let’s tackle your tech needs together!  Check out the  Tech Savvy Flier for class descriptions and dates.

Register by calling 541-917-7777.

All classes are located at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave.

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Albany Public Library Evening Book Discussion Group http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/09/29/albany-public-library-evening-book-discussion-group/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/09/29/albany-public-library-evening-book-discussion-group/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:43:23 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=6271 This month’s selection for Wednesday, November 12, 2014 is Songs of Willow Frost, by Jamie Ford.

The Albany Public Library Book Discussion Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in the meeting room at the Main Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE. Everyone is welcome to attend and discuss the current book the group is reading. No registration is necessary; just show up with your ideas and enthusiasm. There will be 15 copies of the next book selection available for loan at each meeting.

If you’re looking for good books to read, like to talk about books you’ve read, wish to meet other bibliophiles, or want to broaden your perspective with exposure to new ideas and viewpoints, please come and join the group. If you have any questions or want more information, call Reference Desk, at (541) 917-7582.

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eResource Survey http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/09/28/eresource-survey/ http://library.cityofalbany.net/2014/09/28/eresource-survey/#comments Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:09:01 +0000 http://library.cityofalbany.net/?p=6229 The Albany Public Library is conducting an online survey of eResource usage by patrons. The survey will be available on the Library’s website until Sunday, October 12, 2014. All responses are completely anonymous. The purpose of the survey is to better understand how the Library’s online resources are being used, as well as to determine what additional services patrons would like made available. The survey results will directly impact how resources such as staff time, collection budgets, etc. will be allocated. The survey can be accessed online.

There are paper copies of the survey available at the Library.  After completing the eResource survey, you may enter your name and phone number in a drop-box at the Library to win a gift certificate to the Friends of the Library Book Store!

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