Winter Reading Program
Papa Murphy’s Take N Bake Pizza and Albany Public Library are partnering to offer an incentive to encourage kids to read more books during the year-end holidays. Beginning Thursday, December 5, 2013, students in grades 1 – 12 who read chapter books or informational books are invited to pick up a “Read 10 and Win” bookmark at the Children’s or Young Adults’ Services desk at either Albany library. When a student finishes reading a book, they take the bookmark back to the Library to get it stamped. After collecting 10 stamps, the bookmark can be traded for free cookie dough at Papa Murphy’s. The program is limited to 200 students and is free. Learn more.
Author Dylan Tomine to discuss Closer to the Ground
Author Dylan Tomine will discuss his book, Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, in the Woods and at the Table, at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 11 at the Main Library. Tomine, a conservation advocate, Patagonia Fly Fishing Ambassador, and writer, will discuss his book and his thoughts on the environment, foraging, food, and getting kids in touch with nature. Learn more.
Westerns and Non Fiction movies have moved
Western books have moved to the 2nd floor near Large Type books; new westerns are still in the 1st floor lobby area. Adult and Young Adult Non Fiction movies have moved down to the 1st floor across the aisle from audiobooks. Please ask a staff person if you would like assistance locating any materials.
If you belong to a book club, or would like to start one, the Library has you covered. Book club kits are available for check out at the Main Library. Each kit includes 10-18 copies of a selected title and may be checked out for eight weeks. Kits can be found on the bottom shelves in the new book area; just look for the green bags. Check out the APL Evening Book Club blog and the Modern Voices Reading & Discussion blog for lists of available titles. These kits have been purchased by grants and donations so they are a cost effective way for you and the library to enjoy a good book and a good conversation.
This month’s selection, Wednesday December 4th: We Heard the Heavens Then by Aria Minu-Sepehr.
Please note the change of time and day:
The Albany Public Library Book Discussion Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first 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 December 17th: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.
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.