The Albany Library Foundation and Marian L. Scadden Enterprises will present a workshop at the Downtown Carnegie Library on Wed. March 12 at 3 p.m. What do helicopters, gliders, parachutes, and hover craft have in common? Discover the answer and test your flight craft in our wind tunnel, as we explore the fundamentals of flight. Learn more.
Author visit with Karen Spears Zacharius
Author Karen Spears Zacharias will read from her new book, Mother of Rain, at 6:30 p.m. Wed. March 12 at the Main Library. Zacharias, a reformed newspaper reporter, teaches journalism in Washington State University. Mother of Rain is her sixth book and her first novel. She credits her great-aunt Lucille “Cil” Christian of Christian Bend, Tenn., for teaching her to tell stories. “Mother of Rain” evokes the spirit of Appalachian life in the 1940s. Learn more.
Friends of the Library: Raising small animals in your own backyard
Join the Friends of the Library for an informative program on backyard animals on Fri. March 14, at NOON at the Main Library. Amy Schmadeka of the Animal Health Department of Coastal Farm & Ranch in Albany will discuss raising and caring for chickens. Bill Kimmel, manager of Love Bunny Rabbitry breeders of Dutch and Californian rabbits in Lebanon, will discuss techniques for raising and showing of rabbits. Learn more.
Make the Library tax central
Both Libraries will provide paper copies of federal tax documents this year. Instruction booklets have arrived at both Libraries. Come into either branch to get forms, instructions, and information. Although the state does not provide paper forms, these and any other tax forms may be printed for .15 cents/page. The AARP Tax Aides will be providing free tax filing help for low income individuals at the Albany Senior Center and the Main Library beginning Feb. 1 through tax day; to make an appointment call the Senior Center at 541-917-7760. Learn more.
This month’s selection, Wednesday March 12th: Mother of Rain by Karen Spears Zacharias. Join the author for this discussion!
The Albany Public Library Book Discussion Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of next month in the meeting room at the Main Library at 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 with your ideas and enthusiasm. There will be 15 copies of the next book selection available for loan at each meeting. Learn more.
This month’s selection, Tuesday March 18th: In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick.
The Modern Voices Reading and Discussion Group is held at noon in the meeting room in the Albany Public Library. Don’t worry if you miss a meeting or if you didn’t get a chance to read the book. Copies of the monthly titles are handed out during the meeting. You may request a copy of the current title at the Reference desk on the second floor at the Main Library. If there are no copies available, we will gladly take your contact information and let you know when a copy is available. Learn More.