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Exam Support Available
Posted 30 September 2021 Exam Support Available

Exam support and tutors available at the library until 9 October.

Australian Reading Hour 2021
Posted 07 September 2021 Australian Reading Hour 2021

Share what you’re reading at home to bring you comfort, inspire and entertain you @australiareads

Bicentenary book bound to happen
Posted 02 September 2021 Bicentenary book bound to happen

With the Albany Bicentenary less than five years away, the City of Albany has commenced planning to publish a commemorative book to coincide with the Bicentenary in 2026.

Community called on for Bicentenary planning
Posted 02 September 2021 Community called on for Bicentenary planning

Planning for Albany’s Bicentenary is underway with the City of Albany seeking expressions of interest from local residents to form project reference groups over the next five years.

Adult Learners Week
Posted 01 September 2021 Adult Learners Week

September 1 - 8 is Adult Learners Week, time to try something new!

Albany’s digital library bound for success
Posted 31 August 2021 Albany’s digital library bound for success

The Albany Public Library has seen a surge of interest in online book borrowing, taking advantage of borrowing app Libby to meet local demand.

2021 Christmas Pageant registrations now open
Posted 30 August 2021 2021 Christmas Pageant registrations now open

Schools, community groups, businesses and everyone in between are now invited to register their floats for this year’s Christmas Festival and Pageant.

Albany's BIG Sleep-Out
Posted 17 August 2021 Albany's BIG Sleep-Out

Albany Public Library is supporting Albany's BIG Sleep Out 2021. From Monday 16th August – Saturday 28th August Albany Public Library will be a collection point for items that will be passed on to Foodbank, Anglicare and PIVOT.

Children's Book Week Competition
Posted 24 June 2021 Children's Book Week Competition

We have some awesome prizes on offer for our 2021 Children's Book Week Competition!

Monthly Library Newsletter
Posted 14 June 2021 Monthly Library Newsletter

Miss the library newsletter this month? Find the link here.

Studiosity - Free 24/7 online study and homework help
Posted 14 June 2021 Studiosity - Free 24/7 online study and homework help

Online Picture Book Collection Trial - LOTE
Posted 20 May 2021 Online Picture Book Collection Trial - LOTE

The Library is exploring an online picture book collection in LOTE (languages other than English) online for kids.

Reconciliation Week comes to York Street
Posted 14 May 2021 Reconciliation Week comes to York Street

The six seasons of the Noongar calendar will be displayed on the Alison Hartman Gardens and Town Square banners this month in recognition of Reconciliation Week that runs from 27 May to 3 June.

Volunteers get a chance to upskill
Posted 14 May 2021 Volunteers get a chance to upskill

Albany’s community groups, sporting clubs and other volunteer committees are being given the chance to tell the City what training they need to support their groups to thrive with a bespoke survey.

Writing Tournament
Posted 12 May 2021 Writing Tournament

W.J. Kite, local author and winner of the Armadale Writers Award 2020, invites young writers to enter the Writing Tournament. It is open to anyone aged 8-16 years and has a Hollywood screenwriter finalist judge and great prizes. You can find out full details at www.wjkite.com. Tournament entries close 28th September 2021.

Australian of the Year tours Albany
Posted 30 April 2021 Australian of the Year tours Albany

This year’s Australian of the Year Award winners have hand selected a number of objects that reveal meaningful stories about their lives and experiences which are on display at the Albany Public Library.

GS Creative Exchange launches regional strategy
Posted 29 April 2021 GS Creative Exchange launches regional strategy

Together art, culture and heritage create a sense of identity for our community and now a Great Southern Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy is being created to harness our regions individuality.

Photography exhibit looks in the past
Posted 09 April 2021 Photography exhibit looks in the past

A harrowing and poignant photographic exhibition documenting the impact of WWI on Australia’s grieving women and its returned soldiers is opening in Albany this weekend.

Scribblers Festival Golden Feather Hunt has begun!
Posted 08 April 2021 Scribblers Festival Golden Feather Hunt has begun!

The hunt for the Scribblers Festival Golden Feather has begun! After a two-year hiatus, Scribblers Festival's Golden Feather Hunt returns with five Golden Feathers hidden between the pages of books at local libraries across Western Australia, spanning all the way from the Great Southern to the Kimberley.

School Management Parking Tips
Posted 07 April 2021 School Management Parking Tips

It's back to school next week! Start planning a smart way to travel and remember to use the designated drop off and pick up bays appropriately.

Summer Reading Club Wrap-up
Posted 30 March 2021 Summer Reading Club Wrap-up

Read all about the awesome reading done by our Summer Reading Club!

City supports small business
Posted 29 March 2021 City supports small business

We all have one; a favourite coffee shop, a restaurant that never disappoints or a reliable lawn mowing service – they are our small businesses and the City is showing its commitment to them by signing the Small Business Friendly Local Government Charter.

Festival relaunches Albany Town Hall
Posted 29 March 2021 Festival relaunches Albany Town Hall

Albany Town Hall will host its own festival from next week to celebrate the refurbishment of the 133-year-old iconic building into the region’s flagship arts and community events venue.

Festival relaunches Albany Town Hall
Posted 29 March 2021 Festival relaunches Albany Town Hall

Albany Town Hall will host its own festival from next week to celebrate the refurbishment of the 133-year-old iconic building into the region’s flagship arts and community events venue.

Sky’s the limit for Albany youth
Posted 17 March 2021 Sky’s the limit for Albany youth

Young locals with a passion to spread their wings have an opportunity to experience a day in the life of an Air Force officer through a partnership between the Royal Australian Air Force and the City of Albany.

City supports our connected neighbours
Posted 11 March 2021 City supports our connected neighbours

Whether you have a cuppa over the fence or a chat as you put your wheelie bins out each week, the City of Albany are inviting residents to get to know their neighbours on Sunday 28 March.

City looks to community to plan for the future
Posted 10 March 2021 City looks to community to plan for the future

Whether it’s community events, sustainable initiatives, new infrastructure or ways to develop our community, the City of Albany is encouraging residents to have their say on the future of their city.

New self-checkout experience
Posted 04 March 2021 New self-checkout experience

Say hello to Bean and Bop, your new helpful assistants on the self-checkout kiosks.

Creative Writing Groups
Posted 04 March 2021 Creative Writing Groups

Albany Public Library hosts two creative writing groups: SCIFANTHOR (Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror) and Creative Writing.

Free Online Access To Ancestry Library Edition
Posted 19 August 2020 Free Online Access To Ancestry Library Edition

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