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MAIN 541-917-7580
2450 14th Avenue SE, Albany, OR 97322
Monday - Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

CARNEGIE 541-917-7585
302 Ferry Street SW, Albany, OR 97321
Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Upcoming Events

  • September 23, 2014 10:30 amDowntown preschool story time with puppets
  • September 24, 2014 10:30 amPreSchool story time with puppets
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Toddler and Baby Story Times on Fridays

Fridays at 10:15 a.m.  Toddler Story Time, Baby Story Time at 11:00 a.m. At 10:15 a.m., toddlers and their parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, and activities to build language and literacy skills.  At 11:00 a.m., babies up to a year old, with their parents or caregivers, are invited for a 20-minute program.  Both sessions are conducted by Nicole Kalita of Linn-Benton Community College…

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Lego Brick Builders Program at Albany Public Library

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 program at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 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…

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Banned Books Week: Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or…

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Bill Marshall Art Show on First Floor of Albany Library
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Bill Marshall has several new works on display in the  Meeting Room Lobby, on the first floor of the Albany Library.  Please stop by the Library to see this  new art show!

Letters About Literature

Has a book changed the way you think about yourself or the world? Write a letter to the author describing how you changed, and you could win a prize! To enter the contest, go to: LALEntryFormGuidelines2015 In Oregon winners receive $100 and advance to the national competition; runners-up receive $50; honorable mentions receive $25…

Patricia Young Art Show at the Albany Public Library
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I enjoy painting landscapes en plein air or in the open air.  It gives me an opportunity to truly enjoy the surroundings and to observe nature. Mixing colors and matching them to the scenery that constantly changes with the suns light is always a fascinating challenge.  I also enjoy painting still life, attempting to capture…

Summer Reading Program sponsors ’14
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Thank you to all of our sponsors who donated prizes for this year’s Summer Reading Program.