Fans of Japanese animation age 11 and older are invited to the Albany Public Library’s Anime Club meeting from 4:30 -5:30 p.m. Thurs. April 17 at the Main Library. Members meet on the third Thursday of each month to play Yu-Gi-Oh and other games, share books, practice drawing in the Japanese style, and meet others with similar interests. Those younger than 11 may attend with a parent. Learn more.
Both Libraries will be closed Sun. April 20. We will reopen Mon. April 21 at 10 a.m.
The Albany Chamber Music Project and Albany Public Library present Melodies, Harmonies & Heartstrings Thurs. April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at First Christian Church. This performance will feature Bonnie Kousoulakis, Soprano and Ken Saul, Trumpet with music by Debussy, Strauss, Gershwin and more. Free admission, donations accepted. Learn more.
Albany Public Library will sponsor a food drive April 21-27, National Library Week, to benefit Fish of Albany, a nonprofit organization that supplies emergency food, clothing, and other resources to those in need. In the spirit of giving and to encourage participation by Library patrons, the Library will waive $1.00 in fines for each box or can of food brought to the Circulation Desk at either Library branch that week. 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 May 14th: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain.
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 May 20th: Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler.
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.