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Growing Gardener’s Talk

Wednesdays @ noon

Join us each Wednesday in March to learn about gardening from local experts. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just getting started, you will gain valuable insights to take with you to your own home paradise.

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.  Find the list of Kits here Book Club Kits.

Book Club

APL Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12pm.

Copies of the monthly selection are available at the Adult Services desk at the Main Library

Our May 21th book club title is Vesper Flights, by Helen Macdonald.

Animals don’t exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.

In Vesper Flights, Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved essays, along with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside to the tribulations of farming ostriches to her own private vespers while trying to fall asleep.

Meditating on notions of captivity and freedom, immigration and flight, Helen invites us into her most intimate experiences: observing the massive migration of songbirds from the top of the Empire State Building, watching tens of thousands of cranes in Hungary, seeking the last golden orioles in Suffolk’s poplar forests. She writes with heart-tugging clarity about wild boar, swifts, mushroom hunting, migraines, the strangeness of birds’ nests, and the unexpected guidance and comfort we find when watching wildlife.

By one of this century’s most important and insightful nature writers, Vesper Flights is a captivating and foundational book about observation, fascination, time, memory, love and loss and how we make sense of the world around us.

Book Club Bags

Already in a book club?  You can checkout sets of books from APL’s previous book club selections.  Each bag contains 8-12 copies of the book and check out for 8 weeks.

Questions about APL book clubs?  Email us at librarywebteam@cityofalbany.net

New York Times Digital Access

Albany Public Library is excited to offer access to New York Times Digital by remote code activation.  See instruction below to get started.

Remote Access:

  • Click here to redeem the promotional code, you must create or log-in with a NYTime.com account
  • Promotional code is active for 72 hours. After 72 hours, you can redeem a new code by clicking here.

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Reading Recommendations for All Ages!

Looking for your next great read but not really sure where to start? Let our librarians help you! Fill out this form and we’ll send a personalized list of titles you, your child or teen might enjoy.

Adult Reading Recommendations click here for suggestions.

Children Reading Recommendations click here for suggestions.

Teen Reading Recommendations click here for suggestions.

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Access Ancestry.com from home!

Click here to login and access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.  Discover your family history and start your family tree.

 

Historic Albany Photos Online

Through a joint project between the Albany Regional Museum and the Albany Public Library, approximately 7,000 photos from the Robert Potts Collection were numbered, sorted, and scanned. This project is supported in part by a grant from the State Historic Preservation Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The scanned images are hosted online at Google photos. (more…)

Main Library

Main Library Hours
Tuesday 10-7
Wednesday 10-7
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Closed Sunday and Monday

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Carnegie Library

Carnegie Library Hours
Wednesday and Thursday 1-6
Friday and Saturday 10-1
Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

302 Ferry Street SW
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