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  • The Person Behind: Ceramics Class with Sarah Haze - Art sometimes gets a bad rep for being intentionally hard to understand, expensive to own, and difficult to learn. The Albany Public Library works to introduce art to everyone through programs like Art at APL (a juried fine arts exhibition), as well as art instruction classes like Art Class with Dana  and Saturday Art Club, which all take place at Pine …
  • The Person Behind: Djembe Drum and Dance Workshop - The famous American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was once quoted as saying “Music is the universal language of mankind”; a sentiment just as powerful and important then as it is now. Music has the ability to bring together communities, to promote understanding, and to encourage togetherness. The Howe Branch of the APL has long recognized the emphatic effect music programs have, most recently …
  • Media Literacy Week at APL - The first week of November is Media Literacy Week. The Albany Public Library has a range of #MediaLitWk events for all ages. With technology advancing at an unprecedented rate, media literacy education and awareness is more important than ever. If you want to learn more about this topic, why not attend one of the Albany Public Library’s Media Literacy Week …
  • Upcoming Programs for Early November - Two new and exciting programs are coming to APL in November, made possible thanks to your gifts to the Annual Appeal! Fake News, Real Teens: Problems and Possibilities at Washington Ave and Ceramics Class with Sarah Haze at Arbor Hill begin next month. Keep an eye out for our Person Behind the Program series, where we will speak with the librarians who initiated …
  • Literary Legends 2018 FAQs - Thank you for all your questions this past week. We hope we have answered them all. And now… our FAQ’s! Frequently Asked Questions What is the dress code for Literary Legends? Cocktail attire. What time does the event start?  The main event begins at 7pm and the awards ceremony will begin at 7:30. This year, the Schuyler Mansion will be …