Homebuyers Fair this weekend

“The library serves as a kind of community center 
with all kinds of activities going on. Terrific!” 
— APL Patron
eNotes | April 11, 2019

This week, we talk about:

Capital Region Homebuyer Fair is Saturday
The goal of this free event is to provide potential homebuyers with valuable information to get them started on the path to owning a home.
The annual event is sponsored by the Affordable Housing Partnership. The Capital Region Homebuyer Fair is free and open to the public.
Attendees will:
  • Meet with lenders, home inspectors, realtors, attorneys, insurance agents, and others in the field
  • Learn about the latest grant and down payment assistance programs
  • Get free credit reports (identification required)
  • Pre-qualify for mortgage financing (recent pay stub required)
  • Meet one-on-one with expert housing advisors to discuss their next steps toward home ownership
  • Attend seminars about building a better credit score, applying for down payment programs, and obtaining a mortgage
Community Report Presentations at Upcoming Meetings
We’ve been visiting neighborhood associations sharing our community report and budget, and hearing Albany residents’ thoughts about library services.
We invite you to see us at these upcoming neighborhood association (N.A.) meetings:
Washington Park N.A. | April 16 (Tues) | 7:30 pm | 362 State St.
Hudson/Park N.A. | April 17 (Wed) | 7 pm | 381 Hamilton St.
Arbor Hill N.A | April 18 (Thurs) | 5:30 pm | 50 Lark St.
Pine Hills N.A. | April 18 (Thurs) | 7:30 pm | 391 Western Ave.
Schedule Notes
All APL branches will be CLOSED on the following dates:
+ April 18 (Thursday) — Staff Development Day
 
+ April 21 (Sunday) — Easter
Please visit us online for library services on those days.
Kids & Teens Corner
Check out a few of our upcoming activities for kids and teens. As always, these programs are free!
 
APRIL 12 (Fri)
Storytime with Special Guest “Pete the Cat” | 10:30-11:00 am | Washington Ave. Branch | For ages 1-3
Silent Disco for Teens | 7:00-9:00 pm | North Albany Branch: YMCA Gym | For ages 11-17 | Register online
 
APRIL 13 (Sat)
Build Your Dream Library | 12:00-5:00 pm | Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch | For ages 11-17 | Drop in anytime today
Memorize that Poem | 12:00-5:00 pm | Delaware Branch | For ages 6-17 | Drop in anytime today
APRIL 14 (Sun)
+ Visit us from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Bach and Washington Ave. branches
 
APRIL 15 (Mon) 
Toddler Storytime & Playgroup | 10:30-11:45 am | Bach Branch | For ages 1-4
Mic Drop | 3:30-5:00 pm | Howe Branch | For ages 9-17
 
APRIL 16 (Tues)
Let’s Move | 3:00-4:00 pm | Pine Hills Branch | For ages 3-8 and their caregivers | Register online
Pajama Storytime | 7:00-7:30 pm | Bach Branch | For ages 0-6
APRIL 17 (Wed)
Crafternoon | 3:30-4:15 pm | North Albany Branch | For ages 6-11
Slime Lab | 4:00-5:00 pm | Howe Branch | For ages 6-17 | Space is limited, so register online
APRIL 18 (Thurs)
All branches CLOSED for Staff Development Day
Activities for Adults
There’s always something interesting going on at the library! Here are just a few of our upcoming activities for adults. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
APRIL 12 (Fri)
Healthy Bones for Life Exercise Group | 10:30 am-12:00 pm | Bach Branch | For adults
Coffee & Culture with Artist Melinda McDaniel | 2:00-3:00 pm | Pine Hills Branch | For adults | Register online
 
APRIL 13 (Sat)
Capital Region Homebuyer Fair: Seminars, Info Tables & One-on-One Consultations | 10:00 am-2:00 pm | Washington Ave. Branch | For adults
National Library Week Lecture with Author James Lasdun | 1:30-3:30 pm | Howe Branch | For adults | Register online
APRIL 14 (Sun)
+ Our Bach and Washington Ave. branches are open from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
APRIL 15 (Mon)
NNORC Nurse Is In: Blood Pressure Screenings | 1:00-2:00 pm | Bach Branch | For adults
Social Justice Film Series: “Charm City” | 6:00-8:00 pm | Howe Branch | For adults | Register online
APRIL 16 (Tues)
Book ReviewGraphic Novel March | Hosted by Friends of APL | 12:15-1:15 pm | Washington Ave. Branch | For adults
Poetry Slam Hosted by Friends of APL | 6:00-7:30 pm | Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch | For adults
APRIL 17 (Wed)
Tai Chi for Beginners | 1:00-2:00 pm | Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch | For adults
APRIL 18 (Thurs)
All branches CLOSED for Staff Development Day
Did You Know?
The library has RESOURCES FOR HOMEBUYERS!
And we host a regular Homebuyer 101 workshop on the first Tuesday evening of every month, also at the Washington Ave. Branch.
Both homebuyer assistance programs are brought to us by the Affordable Housing Partnership.
Albany Public Library | 518-427-4300 | www.albanypubliclibrary.org
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