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  • Happy Thankgsiving Happy Thanksgiving! - Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for! Thanks to all of the donors and supporters of the Albany Public Library Foundation. Your Annual Appeal gifts supported almost two dozen library programs this year, from one-on-one career coaching at Pine Hills to the popular Teen Chef program at Delaware Ave to a Spa Day for little kids at …
  • Libraries = Strong Communities - It’s National Library Week! National Library Week celebrates the important contributions of libraries and library workers to our country. This year’s theme is Libraries = Strong Communities: Libraries play a vital role in our schools, towns, and communities, welcoming and encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to come together, engage in meaningful discussions, and expand their knowledge. Libraries partner …
  • Annual Appeal 2019 - A message from Holly McKenna, president of the Albany Public Library Foundation. Dear Friends, Ten years ago, I began my journey with the Albany Public Library to raise awareness and raise funds for programs at our beloved library.  It’s been a wonderful time working with so many great people at APL and meeting donors like you who understand the vital …
  • Gala New Logo Nominate a Legend! - Nominate a writer or publisher by January 31st for our near Literary Legend! Each year, the Albany Public Library Foundation selects a new outstanding person of letters to be honored as our Literary Legend. Our annual Literary Legends gala celebrates these writers and their contributions to the community. APL Foundation invites the public to nominate writers for the selection committee …
  • Opening Reception for new Art At APL Exhibition - Come celebrate the new Art at APL exhibition! There will be live jazz and refreshments, and a provocative show exploring the power of our memory. “Rearview, Life Examined” Opening: December 6, 2019 6:00-8:00 pmOn view until May 2, 2020Pine Hills Branch of the Albany Public Library517 Western Ave. Exhibition Artists: David Austin, Leona Christie & Gavin Christie, Daesha Devón-Harris, Meighan Gale, …
  • Remember APL on #Giving Tuesday - Save the Date – December 3rd, 2019 #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. It is celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. APL Foundation will be raising money this year to support Music Programs at the Albany Public Library. From African drumming classes to the Silent Film Spectacular to the Garden Series, …