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The last show of summer! The Friends of the Albany Library brought us a wonderful line-up of special shows in 2011. Join the Friends as a volunteer or contribute your used books to the Book Sales. See our final act, Tony Borders, a ventriloquist and puppeteer. Tony used animal books from our collection to create a magical show.

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A large crowd showed up for Albany’s favorite act: Dan Chan, the Magic Man, and Kat, the Acrobat! From Charlie Chaplin impersonators to Magic Ring breakers, kids helped make the magic happen at Albany Library on July 5, 2011.

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Jumpin’ and bumpin’, the kids of Albany danced their way into


last Tuesday. Wiley Rankin’s Jump for Joy Music was the first in a series of Tuesday programs. NOTE: All programs are listed in the pdf flyer shown below and run from 6:30 to 7:30 (bedtime!) on Tuesday nights. Be there or be squared.

Tuesday Night Program Schedule

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Buggy Jam!

Calling all Folksong Fans! “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad has never sounded so sweet.  If you feel at Home on the Range and you wake up whistlin’ Bring Back my Bonnie to Me, stroll on down to the Buggy Jam every Wednesday at 4:30.

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Teaching artist, Lisa Norman

Sigh…. We are soon to be without our hearts, because, well, they weren’t “ours” to begin with! Third graders at Marin School just up the street from the library were generous enough to lend all this feeling and color and beauty to us for a time. Isn’t life full of such times? Exhibits–like school years or summer camps or theatrical productions–don’t last forever.

Public art is great because it remakes a room and invites us to look places we may not have noticed. This display had us looking up toward the ceiling where all the light pours in. We just need to keep that upward feeling. Thanks to teaching artist, Lisa Norman, for thinking up this project and carting the hearts to us in her art-mobile! Thanks to the teachers and staff at Albany Schools for ALL the art they shared. We’re looking forward to more incredible displays on the shelves and walls of the library.

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Creative Albany!

Where: Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave, Albany, CA 94706
Date: March 26, 2011
Time: 10:00am–4:00pm

A captivating community arts day providing a range of ways for youth and families to experience the arts in action!

  • 10-12 – Origami Workshop with Margo Wecksler
  • 12-1 – Tour and Reception for Youth Art Display and Local Artist, Irfan Akbar
  • 1-2 – Welcome from Supervisor Keith Carson and Fratello Marionettes’ Carnival of the Animals
  • 2-2:30 – Albany High Jazz Combo Performance
  • 2:30-3 – Lobby Gallery Tour with Irfan Akbar
  • 2:30-4 – Presentation and Craft workshop with Albany Children’s Book author, Elisa Kleven

Youth visual art will be on display throughout the month of March! Presented by Albany Library / Alameda County Library system, City of Albany, Albany Arts Committee, Friends of the Albany Library and the Alameda County Arts Commission. Special guest:Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, District 5 will visit at 1:00 pm!

Everyone invited: Families, Free, Kids, Open to All, Seniors, Teens

Website: http://www.aclibrary.org/branches/alb
Phone: 510-526-3720
Email: dhess@aclibrary.org

Price: free


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