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Friends Supported Events

LIBRARY EVENTS SUPPORTED BY THE FRIENDS

Below are upcoming one time and ongoing library events supported by the Friends of the Albany Library. The one time events are listed first by month, then the ongoing events follow. Please go to the Albany Library Website Events page for more detailed information, and also to see additional Events that are provided by the Alameda County Library Events | Alameda County Library | BiblioCommons

One Time Library Events

 

July

Below is detailed information about one time July Events supported by the Friends of the Albany Library.

East Bay Vivarium’s Traveling Reptile Show  

Let’s learn about the wild and wonderful world of CREEPIES, CRAWLIES, and CRITTERS!

Join us as we welcome experts from the East Bay Vivarium to share some of their scaly friends and teach us about the fascinating world of arachnids, reptiles, and more! Link to event for more information: East Bay Vivarium’s Traveling Reptile Show

Saturday, July 6,  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Edith Stone Room, Albany Library

John Weaver’s Legends & Laughter for all ages!  

Big dreams, magical wishes, tall tales, daunting challenges, amazing transformations, adventure & hilarious outcomes: Anything can happen in the world of John Weaver’s Traditional-style storytelling. It has the power to create unique images in the mind of each listener, entertaining and inspiring in a most special way. Link to event for more information: John Weaver’s Legends & Laughter for all ages

Wednesday, July 10,  6:30 pm – 7:15 pm – Edith Stone Room, Albany Library

Dog Adoption Event with Rocket Dog Rescue  

Come join us and Rocket Dog Rescue! Meet the dog of your dreams! Or just come by and get a shake and give a tummy rub. Link to event for more information: Dog Adoption Event with Rocket Rescue

Sunday, July 14,  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm –  Albany Library

BikeMobile: Free Bike Repairs  

The BikeMobile will provide free tune ups & repairs for bicyclists of all ages! The BikeMobile can fix flat tires, adjust brakes and gears, and even replace broken or worn out parts like chains, seats, and tires. The only thing it can’t do is replace missing wheels or gears. While the mechanics work on your bike they’ll explain how to keep it running smooth.

Bike or no bike, everyone is welcome to attend to learn about maintenance, safety, and more!  This is a first come, first serve event.

Link to event for more information: BikeMobile: Free Bicycle Repairs

Tuesday, July 16,  12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Albany Library

Summer Craft!  

Join us for an afternoon of crafts! Drop by anytime between 2-4pm to complete a craft project at your own pace. Children under 8 must be with an adult. Link to event for more information: Summer Craft

Wednesday, July 17,  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Edith Stone Room, Albany Library

Movies at the Albany Library – The Teacher’s Lounge  

When one of her students is suspected of theft, teacher Carla Nowak decides to get to the bottom of the matter. Caught between her ideals and the school system, the consequences of her actions threaten to break her. Link to event for more information: Movies at Albany Library – The Teacher’s Lounge

Wednesday, July 17,  5:00 pm – 6:45 pm – Edith Stone Room, Albany Library

Arts & Crafts at the Albany Library – Upscaling Your Room Accent Pieces! 

Want to upscale your home décor for pennies? The library offers a workshop that may help with this project. We will show you how a little glue, mod podge, glass beads, glitter, and glassware can transform your room’s appearance for less than $5 dollars. Please consider joining us for workshop that provides instructions on how to make your house more unique. The library will provide all the supplies for 15 participants to create vases. and see what you can build! We supply the materials, you bring the imagination. Link to event for more information: Arts & Crafts At Albany Library – Upscaling Your Room Accent Pieces

Saturday, July 20,  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Edith Stone Room, Albany Library

Albany Library’s Sunday Afternoon Book Club  

We welcome you to Albany Library’s monthly book club discussion. The club meets every third Sunday to discuss select reading materials. The book for July is The Library Book by Susan Orlean. Materials selected for reading and discussion are to be determined by the whole club. The group is open to adults as well as teens, and the number of participants is 12. Link to event for more information: Albany Library Sunday Afternoon Book Club

Sunday, July 21,  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Edith Stone Room, Albany Library

Build It!  

Drop by and see what you can build! We supply the materials, you bring the imagination. We have Lego, Duplo, Straw Connectors, and more. Children under 8 must be with an adult. Link to event for more information: Build It!

Monday, July 22,  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Edith Stone Room, Albany Library

Music For Kids – Mr. Elephant!  

Mr. Elephant is an Oakland-based speech therapist who makes award-winning music for little learners (and big ones too!) alongside his hilarious gang of puppets. As seen on YouTube and GoNoodle, his songs are full of movement, language and laughter and are accessible and fun for all ages and abilities. Come join us!  Link to event for more information: Music for Kids – Mr. Elephant

Wednesday, July 24,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Edith Stone Room, Albany Library

Movies at the Albany Library – 20 Days in Mariupol  

The award-winning film from the last international journalists inside the Russian siege of Mariupol. An extraordinary account, seen through the lens of the AP’s Mstyslav Chernov and two colleagues documenting the atrocities and their own escape. Link to event for more information: Movies at Albany Library – 20 Days in Mariupol

Wednesday, July 24,  5:00 pm – 6:45 pm – Edith Stone Room, Albany Library

Albany’s Got Talent!  

Talented (or just bold) young people are welcome to sign up for a few moments in the spotlight. No audition required, but spaces are limited. Sign up at the Reference Desk anytime during open hours, in person or by phone at 510-526-3720. This year’s emcee will be Hazel Horton, who got her start at our talent show many years ago. (Today she is a Theatre major at Cal.) Link to event for more information: Albany’s Got Talent

Saturday, July 27,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Edith Stone Room, Albany Library

NorCal Bats!  

Join us for a special presentation all about bats! During the presentation, NorCal Bats will share:

  • An informative PowerPoint presentation about bats
  • A discussion of the harmful myths that surround these animals
  • Information about the importance of bats in our environment
  • Live bats! (California native species)

This program is geared towards elementary school-aged children and their families. Link to event for more information: NorCal Bats!

Tuesday, July 30,  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Edith Stone Room, Albany Library

Art Workshop for Kids  

Get creative and express yourself using a variety of materials! Our teacher is artist Lauren Meyer, who will be leading us in a fun summer art activity. Drop by anytime between 2-4pm. Children under 8 must be with an adult.  Link to event for more information: Art Workshop for Kids

Wednesday, July 31,  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Edith Stone Room, Albany Library

 

August

Below is detailed information about one time August Events supported by the Friends of the Albany Library.

Movies at the Albany Library – Women Talking  

A group of women lives in a secluded religious community. After experiencing a series of domestic and sexual abuse incidents, the women must confront the men who hurt them and endure the consequences of the choices they make. They face a complicated conundrum of commitment, faith, and self-preservation.  Link to event for more information: Movies at Albany Library – Women Talking

Wednesday, August 7,  5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Edith Stone Room, Albany Library

Dog Adoption Event with Rocket Dog Rescue  

Come join us and Rocket Dog Rescue! Meet the dog of your dreams! Or just come by and get a shake and give a tummy rub. Link to event for more information: Dog Adoption Event with Rocket Rescue

Sunday, August 11,  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm –  Albany Library

Button Flowers Part 2 – We’re Adding Beads, Wood, Jewelry, Felt & Leaves

Is it possible to make flowers or bouquets made from buttons? It seems like a far-fetched idea. However, it is possible to create flowers using these types of fasteners. The Button Flowers Part 2 workshop demonstrates that flowers can be made fun, elaborate, and elegant by adding beads, wood, jewelry, felt, and leaves to them. The library will provide all the supplies for 15 participants to create bouquets. Attendees not required to attend workshop I for participation in this event. Link to the event for more information: Button Flowers Part 2 – We’re Adding Beads, Wood, Jewelry, Felt & Leaves

Saturday, August 17,   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Edith Stone Room, Albany Library

Ongoing Library Events

 

Ongoing Library Events are divided by age category; Babies and Toddlers, Kids, Teens and Adults. 

Babies & Toddlers

Baby Story Time  

Join us for Baby Storytime at the Albany Library! The lap sit storytime is designed for babies up to 18 months and their adult caregivers. Hear stories, sing songs, participate in lap bounces and stay after to play with toys. Link to Albany Library Events for more information: Baby Story Time

Every Tuesday 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Edith Stone Room
 

Toddler Time  

Toddler Time is back at the Albany Library for songs, stories and movement activities!  No registration is needed but attendance is limited. Link to Albany Library Events for more information: Toddler Time

Every Thursday 10:00 am – 10:30 am Edith Stone Room
 

Kids     

Make and Play Lab 

Join us every Wednesday at the Albany Library for crafts, STEAM activities, Lego building, and more! We’ll be doing a different activity each week in the Edith Stone Room.  Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Note that each Make and Play Lab may have different activities. Link to Albany Library Events for more information: Make and Play Lab
  

Every Wednesday during the school year 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Edith Stone Room   

Family  

Family Storytime

 

On a Saturday each month at the Albany Library for Family Storytime.  Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Link to Albany Library Events for more information including the date of Family Storytime each month: Events At Albany Library
  
On some Saturdays each month (see link above for dates and times)  Edith Stone Room
   

Teens

Dungeons and Dragons and Beyond: Roleplaying Games at Albany Library   

   

Swords! Sorcery! Snacks! Looking for somewhere for your fantasy roleplaying game needs? Come over to the Albany Library! We’ll be running a campaign for you! We’ll teach you the rules, and while you’re welcome to bring your own character, pre-built characters will be provided to everyone. Link to Albany Library Events for more information: Dungeons and Dragons and Beyond: Roleplaying Games at Albany | Events | Alameda County Library (bibliocommons.com)

Every Tuesday  3:45 pm – 5:45 pm  Edith Stone Room
  
Albany Library Teen Advisory Group   
   

Get involved with the Teen Advisory Group (TAG)! TAG members advise the library on the best way to connect with and serve teen library members. For example, they may select new teen books, build displays, suggest new programs and services, or even design and run their own programs. Link to Albany Library Events for more information: TAG – Teen Advisory Group 

Second Sunday of Each Month 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm  Edith Stone Room

Adults

Paperwork Clinic (canceled)  
   

Had a brush with the law?
Need help organizing your paperwork?
We can help!

Visit us at Albany Library from 3:30-5:30PM on the 3rd Monday of every month!

Our team provides assistance not advice during one-on-one support services organizing your paperwork.

Link to Albany Library Events removed as Event canceled.