Albany Public Library in November 2016

“A refuge from a world that can sometimes be a challenge for all.” — APL patron
eNotes | November 17, 2016
This week, we’re sharing a story of library books that were returned after 47 years — yes years, telling you about our Thanksgiving holiday schedule, and talking about other library programs and activities.
It’s Never Too Late to Return a Library Book
A set of books that were due back in 1969, along with a lovely excuse note, were found in the Howe Branch book drop last week. Those books are 47 years overdue! But we’re grateful for their return and humbly accept the patron’s apology.
The apology note that accompanied the returned book reads, in part, “I was taught that a book was like a precious piece of bread from God. You had to have clean hands, never write in books, never fold back pages, give back books on time and in the same condition you received the book in. Well! I say I am so hurt and disappointed in my 3 nieces & nephews and my 3 children which are now in their 60s.”
We thank that patron for cleaning out the attic and unearthing those long-ago library books. And just in case you were wondering, no, we aren’t charging 40+ years in late fees!
So, if you happen to be cleaning out an attic, a basement, or a kid’s room and find some overdue library books, please just bring them back to us. We’re happy to welcome those books back to the library. And we’ll work with you on figuring out a nominal fee for their lateness.
Holiday Schedule
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, all libraries will follow a modified schedule next Wednesday and Thursday:
+ Nov. 23 (Wed) | Close early at 3:00 pm
+ Nov. 24 (Thurs) | Closed all day
Happy Thanksgiving!

Check out our 2016 schedule and 2017 schedule

Upcoming Activities
There’s always something interesting going on at the library! Here are just a few of our upcoming activities. All programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
NOV. 17 (Thurs)
 
NOV. 18 (Fri)
+ Vanguard/Albany Symphony Orchestra prevue | 12:00-1:15 pm | Washington Ave. Branch | For adults
+ Local History Room open hours | 2:00-5:00 pm | Washington Ave. Branch | For adults
+ Board Game Club | 3:00-5:00 pm | North Albany Branch | For ages 6-17
NOV. 19 (Sat)
+ International Games Day fun at several branches | 12:00-5:00 pm @ Pine Hills | 1:00-4:00 pm @ Delaware Branch | 2:00-4:00 pm @ Washington Ave. Branch | All ages welcome, but geared toward kids and teens

+ Adult coloring program | 2:00-4:00 pm | Bach Branch | For adults
 
NOV. 20 (Sun)
+ The Bach and Washington Ave. branches are open | 1:00-5:00 pm
 
NOV. 21 (Mon)
NaNoWriMo drop-in writing session | 3:00-5:00 pm | Washington Ave. Branch | For ages 11+

+ Youth FX filmmaking workshop | 5:30-8:00 pm | Howe Branch | Register at 472-9485 | For ages 11-17
+ Pine Hills Playtime | 6:30-7:45 pm | Pine Hills Branch | For ages 0-8
 
NOV. 22 (Tues)
+ Computer Q&A | 10:30-11:30 am | Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch | Register by calling 694-0596 x229 | For adults
+ Author talk by Mildred Smith-Chang | 12:15-1:15 pm | Washington Ave. Branch | For adults
+ Charlie Brown Thanksgiving | 3:30-4:30 pm | Pine Hills Branch | For ages 5-12
 
NOV. 23 (Wed)
+ All branches close at 3:00 pm today
NOV. 24 (Thurs)
+ All branches are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday | Visit us online to download eBooks & eMagazines and access your library account 
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