September Programs at the Albany Public Library

albany public library Here is what is going on at the Albany Public Library in September.  These events take place at the main branch of the library, located at 161 Washington Avenue, Albany.

Friday, September 7 – 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Reverse Business Fair: Held by the National Association of Minority Contractors.

Sunday, September 9 – 2:00 pm
Sunday Cinema: Hot Fuzz

Wednesday, September 12 – 7:00 pm
Silent Film Spectacular: The Mark of Zorro. Revisit this classic silent film with improvised music performed live by local musician Eric Halder.

Friday, September 14 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Garage Bands in the Garage: Free after-hours music series with Swamp Baby and Ashley Pond. All ages are welcome.

Sunday, September 16 – 2:00 pm
US – China Peoples Friendships Association: Bob Winchester will discuss his family’s Chinese art collection comprised of more than 200 scrolls, prints and paintings done on silk and rice paper.

Sunday, September 23 – 2:00 pm
Legends and Legacies: “Ebony Symphony” Donald Hyman presents two African American composers.

Wednesday, September 26 – 7:00 pm
Reinventing Yourself in Retirement: Exploring Career and Life Options Workshop. To register or for more information contact the Main Library Reference Department at 427- 4303.

Tuesday, September 18 – 7:00 pm
Spelling Bee: Feeling a little nostalgic for school days this September? Join the Readers’ Services Department for a spelling bee! We’ll be hosting a spelling bee for fun and prizes. So dust off your dictionary and thumb through your thesaurus and feel like a kid again.

The Friends of APL Programs

Tuesday, September 4 – 12:15 pm
Book Review: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Taleb with reviewer Jonathan Skinner, PhD, Retired Biostatistian
Tuesday, September 11 – 12:15 pm
Book Review: A Second Opinion: Rescuing America’s Healthcare by Arnold Relmen, MD with reviewer Richard Propp, MD, Chair, Capital District Alliance for Universal Healthcare

Tuesday, September 18 – 12:15 pm
Book Review: Trout Fishing in the Catskills by Ed Van Put with reviewer John Rowan, author, fisherman and environmentalist

Tuesday, September 25 – 12:15 pm
Book Review: Edith Wharton a new, definitive biography by Hermione Lee with reviewer Charlotte Goodman, PhD, Professor Emeritus of English, Skidmore College

For more information you can call the Albany Public Library at 427-4303 or go to their website at