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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 30, 2014 10:30 amDowntown preschool story time with puppets
  • October 1, 2014 10:30 amPreSchool Story Time with Puppets
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Albany Public Library Evening Book Discussion Group

This month’s selection for Wednesday, October 8, 2014 is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou. 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…

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eResource Survey

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…

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Friends of the Library Program

Nancy S. Weber, a  local mushroom expert will speak at  the Albany Public Library at 12:00 noon, Friday, October 10 , 2014 at Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE. Weber has identified over 350 kinds of easy-to-spot mushrooms and conspicuous fungi in her quarter-acre wooded yard in Corvallis.   She will discuss the challenges involved in identifying Oregon’s mushrooms and determining their edibility and toxicity. The lifestyle of mushrooms including…

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Book Club Kits check out!

If you, or your club or organization, have an established book club (or wish to start one), the Albany Public Library can help! As the Library’s Book Clubs finishes their own selections, we are making available Book Club Kits to support other reading groups. The Kits contain multiple copies of the titles that have been…

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…